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How to Perform CPR on an Accident Victim

CPR is one of the most basic and important emergency medicine skills to have in your bag of tricks, as knowing how to properly do a chest compression series (push way harder than you think you need to!) could save a victim's life if you roll up on them and they're not breathing.

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Johnny Bresette shows how to properly execute CPR on a non-responsive, non-breathing victim. The key points? After calling 911, tilt their head back so their airway is as straight as possible. Interlace your hands, put the heel of your hands on the victim's chest while keeping your arms rigid, push down with your entire body weight and not just your arms, and do 30 compressions at the pace of the song Stayin' Alive (then appreciate the irony), then two full, deep breaths five seconds apart before resuming compressions. If you're alone, and untrained, stick to just compressions. 

Keep doing this until better-trained assistance arrives or the victim comes to.

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These Three Skiers Climbed and Skied The Longest Line in the World
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These Three Skiers Climbed and Skied The Longest Line in the World

These Three Skiers Climbed and Skied The Longest Line in the World

Ever wonder where the longest ski line in the world is? You might be surprised to find out it's actually in North America. The border between Alaska and the Yukon is defined by several massive glaciated peaks, including Mt. St. Elias, home to an 18,000-foot ski descent from the summit all the way to the Pacific Ocean. This spring, Janelle and Mark Smiley, along with friend Jed Porter, set off the climb and ski the peak. After getting dropped off on the beach at the foot of the mountain, it

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How Travis Rice Uses His Insane Memory to Ride Big Lines
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How Travis Rice Uses His Insane Memory to Ride Big Lines

In this short video from GoPro, Travis Rice uses his insane memory to perfectly ride a complex and difficult line. If you have ever been on top of a steep face you know it's extremely challenging to identify any features that are below you. Professionals often take a helicopter or study the face for hours so they can memorize exactly what they need to do to safely reach the bottom.  This showcases Travis' perfect recall and riding ability all in one clip. 

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Beartooth Basin Keeps the Winter Vibes Going All Summer Long
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North America’s only dedicated summer ski resort, Beartooth Basin, is spinning lifts for the first time in two years, and these guys made sure to celebrate it in style. Formerly home to a private snowboard camp, Beartooth now offers two Poma lifts open to the public, serving some seriously gnarly high-alpine terrain and a summer terrain park.