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Video: Breathtaking Footage of Adrian Ballinger’s No-O2 Ascent of K2

More humans have been to space than have summited K2. If nothing else, it’s a testament to the mountain’s difficulty and danger, and might explain why famed American mountaineer George Bell nicknamed it the “Savage Mountain” after a failed 1953 attempt on the world’s second highest peak. In 2019, alpinists Adrian Ballinger and Carla Perez set out to climb the 8611-meter peak and were faced with one of the toughest ascents of their lives.

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None other than Ed Viesturs of 8000-meter renown narrates the new film by Eddie Bauer Breathtaking, a fitting voice for a story of this caliber. It follows the ultimate sufferfest undertaken by Ballinger and Perez as they chase the summit without the use of supplemental oxygen. Check out a very intimate look at one of the hardest climbs in the world.

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VIDEO: A Kayaker’s Worst Nightmare
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VIDEO: A Kayaker’s Worst Nightmare

VIDEO: A Kayaker’s Worst Nightmare

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.  RELATED: A Perfect Example of How Not to Kayak

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VIDEO: Extreme Slacklining Under the Northern Lights
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VIDEO: Extreme Slacklining Under the Northern Lights

VIDEO: Extreme Slacklining Under the Northern Lights

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

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The North Face Presents: Trango Towers
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The North Face Presents: Trango Towers

The North Face Presents: Trango Towers

For anyone who’s ever looked up a picture of the Trango Towers, the fearsome granite monoliths that stand atop Pakistan’s Baltoro Glacier, you might have wondered what it would take to climb them. Great Trango Tower, the tallest of the pinnacles, is home to the world’s biggest big wall with a vertical section measured at 4,396 feet. Oh yeah, and it tops out at over 20,000 feet, making this a true challenge for only the best alpinists and rock climbers in the world. RELATED: Dhaulagiri VII