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Walking a Highline Above a Glacier in the Alps

Highlining hundreds of feet above a glacier in the highest mountains of Europe is absolutely insane—and captivatingly beautiful. Faith Dickey, Alain Custovic, Bernhard Witz, and friends rigged and walked 285-foot line between two rock spires in the Mont Blanc Massif.

On Facebook Witz said, “We had the opportunity to rig an amazing 87-meter highline in the Mont Blanc massif near the Grand Capucin mountain at an elevation of 3610 meters. The highline is 200 meters above the Glacier du Géant between the summits of Trident du Tacul and Chandelle. In two days, we climbed both towers and fixed ropes on the top for rappelling to connect the towers.”

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“Swiss Mishap” is the Most Terrifying Thing You’ve Seen In a While
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If Chris Gurksy was searching for a thrill when he signed up for his first ever attempt at hang-gliding, he got exactly that. The Florida-based photographer was on holiday with his wife in Switzerland when he found himself some 4,000 feet in the air hanging on for dear life after the pilot he booked the flight with forgot to attach him to the glider.  Related: Jean-Baptiste Paragliding As Wild As Candide’s “One of Those Days” The footage is as amazing as it is terrifying, yet Chris seems

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A first aid kit is a must for anyone traveling in the backcountry, and while you might need a far smaller and more compact kit than you think you might – you can improvise larger items like splints and braces – there are some critical first aid items that everyone should carry. PLAN THE BEST BACKCOUNTRY TRIP OF YOUR LIFE: Welcome to TGR's Backcountry Travel Guide Here, Ian McIntosh shows what he carries in the basic first aid kit he has every day he's out in the mountains, whether he's

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Safety Week: Beacon Fundamentals
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Safety Week: Beacon Fundamentals

The most important aspect of beacon fundamentals is simple: practice. So we headed to the beacon park at Jackson Hole with Mark Carter to run through search technique on the ORTOVOX 3+ avalanche transceiver. Scroll to the bottom to learn more about ORTOVOX's beacon retirement program and to receive $75 towards the 3+.  It's imperative to get to know your own beacon, its functions, and how to switch to search quickly. Practice search drills regularly throughout the season and repeat the