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What Kalen Thorien Learned on her 270 Mile Solo Hike

 In the edit, adventure athlete and skier Kalen Thorien completes a 270 mile, 18 day, solo high travers in the Sierra Nevada. Thorien filmed herself via GoPro the entire time and was able to capture some pretty incredible human moments that make for a moving little edit. 

Thorien says, “We spend a lot of time seeking answers, hoping for outside forces to propel us into an elevated realm of thinking, the simplicity of a walk in the woods can provide the impermanence that we so often overlook. Out there it is uncluttered and simplified.”

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VIDEO: Nathaniel Coleman’s First Ascent of The Grand Illusion (V16)
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VIDEO: Nathaniel Coleman’s First Ascent of The Grand Illusion (V16)

VIDEO: Nathaniel Coleman’s First Ascent of The Grand Illusion (V16)

Nathaniel Coleman and Drew Ruana are two of the best young rock climbers in the world, but even the world's best struggle on a boulder problem like The Grand Illusion, a V16-rated problem in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 However, boulderers of Coleman and Ruana's caliber are used to bashing their fingers and toes against a problem dozens of times before finally sending it, so they stuck with it. Late one night, at about 2 a.m., Coleman finally made

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VIDEO: Crazy Geology and Epic Whitewater on Chile’s Rio Claro
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VIDEO: Crazy Geology and Epic Whitewater on Chile’s Rio Claro

VIDEO: Crazy Geology and Epic Whitewater on Chile’s Rio Claro

Dane Jackson has traveled around the world in search of whitewater to kayak, so when he says that a section of river is "about as narrow, committing, and epic as it ever gets," we'll take him at his word. Based on this video, we're hard-pressed to come up with a section of river that exists in the same league as the Rio Claro, much less eclipses it. RELATED: Check out the TGR Journal Vol. 1 The virtually impassible walls, waterfalls, and tight chutes present on this river make whitewater

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VIDEO: Gnarly Whitewater Kayaking on Hawaii’s Big Island
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VIDEO: Gnarly Whitewater Kayaking on Hawaii’s Big Island

VIDEO: Gnarly Whitewater Kayaking on Hawaii’s Big Island

Most Hawaii-bound vacationers show up to the islands hoping for high temperatures and clear skies, but not Dane Jackson, Kalob Grady, and Kaelin Freidenson. The trio of paddlers were instead hoping for a rainy spring on the Big Island which would swell the island's numerous rivers and waterfalls, opening up never-before-paddled river sections and drops. RELATED: WSL Cancels 2020 Season, Changes Tour Format Luckily, the rainy season delivered, raising flow rates and allowing Dane, Kalob, and