It's every kayaker's worst nightmare, getting pushed off line and into a strainer. That's exactly what happened to french kayaker Rapheal Urscheler, who gets pinned under a log while paddling the "Ex du Bas" on the Ubaye river. Luckily for him he was able to keep his head and was able to push off the log and slide under. Everything worked out, but this video serves as a useful reminder on how quickly it can go from bad to good on the river.
In terms of sports which have a difficult learning curve, slacklining is hard to beat. Despite the fact that at some point not too long ago (in evolutionary terms) our ancestors were living in trees, we've quickly evolved to be much more comfortable on flat, stable surfaces. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 Highlining is like slacklining, except instead of stringing the line two feet off the ground, highliners seek out spots where their lines can be hung hundreds or even thousands of
“Everesting” seems to have been quite the trend lately, that is if you are an endurance athlete willing to push the boundaries of your legs and lungs. Well, for those of us who aren’t quite that strong, or who prefer a good couch sesh over a good sufferfest, Nat Geo has just the thing for you. Nat Geo recently undertook an expedition to the top of the world, not just to climb Everest, but to research climate change at high elevations as part of their Perpetual Planet initiative. Along the
Climbing the world’s second-highest peak, K2, is more than just feat of athleticism. It’s a feat of logistics, teamwork, and dedication from all the players who make up a climbing expedition. It’s the climbers who often the only ones remembered, but despite being paid at rates far below those received by international expedition leaders, the local porters and support crew deserve just as much credit. Without them, critical supplies in base camp or high-altitude tasks that counts as some of