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Hunting Hallucinogenic Honey In The Himalayas

In a career in adventure journalism, one can often find themselves in some of the most interesting yet dangerous situations in their lives. This is something professional climber and journalist Renan Ozturk knows a little something about, from his time joining Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker documenting their summit of the famed Meru peak. But this time Renan took along Mark Synott to a lesser known region of Nepal where they found themselves along with their heavy film gear scaling a sheer cliff amidst clouds of thick fog only to be greeted by the largest honeybees in the world with only thin mesh protection. 

This is Renan, Mark Synott and Ben Ayers latest project documenting what could be the final days of a dangerous and well-respected tradition hunting a special honey believed to hold hallucinogenic and medicinal properties. For the last ten or so years, Renan has gotten to know Mauli Dhan Rai, a 58 year old Nepali who has been deemed "the last honey hunter" 

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Next Level Parkour on the Rooftops of Tokyo
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Next Level Parkour on the Rooftops of Tokyo

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Jason Paul, a German-born “freerunner”, is really good at jumping off and around stuff. His athletic prowess includes a Spiderman like precision, which is on display in this video of him leaping from rooftop to rooftop in Tokyo, Japan. He refers to this jaunt across the skyline as his morning walk, even though this casual term includes launching himself over railings, between buildings, and down cement staircases. Even if you live in a big city, we wouldn’t recommend trying this unless you’re

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Red Bull X-Alps May Be the Most Euro Thing Ever
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While we are celebrating our summers riding bikes and drinking beer by the lake, a crew of European hardmen is currently racing what may be the hardest endurance race ever conceived. Red Bull X-Alps, a 700-mile race across the Alps from east to west in which athletes are only allowed to travel on foot or by paraglider, is currently going off across the pond. There is no set course, only checkpoints (usually atop high mountains) that need to be reached by a set time in order to stay in the

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Snowmelt Made the North Fork Championships a Spectacle of Whitewater
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The North Fork Championships is one of whitewater kayaking's most difficult events. It's a gated, one-mile sprint through the North Fork of the Payette River in Idaho, which is home to some of the world's most technical class five whitewater. Just running this section on a normal day would be enough to make any seasoned kayaker nervous. Race day, however, was far from normal. Increased snowmelt had raised the river level to three times the volume of last year's race, some competitors