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Squirrel Wingsuit Pilots Defy Gravity and Fly Up

Wingsuit flying made its way into the niche "do you have a deathwish" category of action sports as an offshoot from the already incredibly dangerous base-jumping. If your not familiar, wingsuits are a special kind of jumpsuit with ram-air-inflated between the arms and legs that enable humans to fly their bodies like weightless gliders. The clear advantage of the wingsuit technology to skydivers is that it allows them to fly not just straight downwards, but forwards and allows for a longer flight time. 

Yet the nut-heads over at Squirrel, one of the world leaders in wingsuit technology wanted to see if it was possible to fly wingsuits down and then fly back up to gain a positive elevation. The Squirrel team took to the canyons of Moab Utah to see if the unthinkable could be down, and the results were outstanding; wingsuits going up. The wingsuit pilots would dive down into the canyon and then flare up to positive elevations as high as 250 ft.

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Sherpas Rescued Two Climbers Near the Summit of Mt. Everest, and the Footage is Nuts
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Sherpas Rescued Two Climbers Near the Summit of Mt. Everest, and the Footage is Nuts

Sherpas Rescued Two Climbers Near the Summit of Mt. Everest, and the Footage is Nuts

This May, two climbers were found near death descending from the summit of Mt. Everest, eventually leading to a high stakes rescue. After becoming the fourth Pakistani climber to summit the world’s highest peak, Abdul Jabbar Bhatti and his guide Sange Sherpa were rescued by a group of Sherpas including Ang Tshering Lama, a highly experienced climber and owner of Ang's Himalayan Adventures. The two distressed climbers were passed by several other groups on their way to summit, who left

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Spear-fisherman Captures Shark Encounter on Video
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Spear-fisherman Captures Shark Encounter on Video

Spear-fisherman Captures Shark Encounter on Video

Johan Potgieter captures this unreal footage of being attacked by a shark near Cape Town, South Africa.  “He seemed not to like my defensive prod too much,” he said of the encounter. “It sped off, made a sharp turn, dropped his pectoral fins (very aggressive behavior), made a sharp 180-degree turn and came straight for me. At this point the situation turned from a close encounter to life threatening. The shark was clearly now in attack mode.” We are glad Johan is alive and well after this

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Watch this “Wild Man” Fishermen in a New Short Film from Yeti
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Watch this “Wild Man” Fishermen in a New Short Film from Yeti

Watch this “Wild Man” Fishermen in a New Short Film from Yeti

YETI creates beautiful portraits of a world that may be foreign to some of the fans of TGR, but they deserved to shared and viewed. This film profiling Carter Andrew is impeccably shot and edited, a dramatic take on the world of fishing. A good online short is hard to come by and this is a treat for anyone who enjoys good camera work and editing.