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Dani Arnold Sets New Speed Record on Grandes Jorasses

There must be something in the water this year. We just saw the news about a first ascent of the gnarly North Ridge of Karakoram Giant Latok 1. Now, famous alpinist Dani Arnold smashed the speed record of the Grandes Jorasses, a massive peak just outside Chamonix, France. And by smashed, we mean he climbed the 1200-meter route in 2 hours and 4 minutes. Alone. Without ropes or gear other than an ultralight ice axe. This climb marks the completion of his project to make fast solo ascents up the three major North Faces of the Alps: the Matterhorn, the Eiger, and the Grande Jorasses. 

Arnold shared some insight into his climb: “The fact that it worked out now makes me feel deeply satisfied and happy, of course. And in particular the fact that things turned out exactly as I’d imagined and wished them to be, makes me particularly proud. That means: everything is reduced to a minimum. While for the Eiger I carried a 50-meter rope, on the Matterhorn it was only about five meters long. And now? I took with me no rope, no harness and not a single carabiner on this 1200 m high face!”

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Colby Raha and Vicki Golden’s X-Games Real Moto 2020 Entries Are Mental
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Colby Raha and Vicki Golden’s X-Games Real Moto 2020 Entries Are Mental

Colby Raha and Vicki Golden’s X-Games Real Moto 2020 Entries Are Mental

We know that freestyle motocross usually doesn’t grace the front page of TGR, but holy sh** you have to watch these two entries from X-Games Real Moto 2020. First of all, Colby Raha might still be in the air from those jumps he’s hitting in his entry. Will somebody please check? We’re worried about him. Any guess on how big that air was? Secondly, Vicki Golden is absolutely on one in her entry, with textbook execution and style of some massive tricks. Golden has been a driving force of

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Watch Hazel Findlay Deep Water Solo
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Watch Hazel Findlay Deep Water Solo

Watch Hazel Findlay Deep Water Solo

One of the coolest things about watching Hazel Findlay climb is how unique she makes every route. Often, when we see the UK-based climber, it's not on the classic American  climbs we all recognize, but rather things closer to her home in Wales. This particular route, Soap on a Rope (roughly a 5.11b) looms above Vivian Quarry, Wales. The route requires a rappel down to the bottom in order climb back up. Findlay takes this as the perfect chance to free solo it like the badass she is. Few people

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Savannah Cummins Is Right At Home in Antarctica
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Savannah Cummins Is Right At Home in Antarctica

Savannah Cummins Is Right At Home in Antarctica

We’ve all been the new kid before. But when you’re the new kid on an expedition with all your heroes in the middle of nowhere, things look a little different. In her first year as a North Face athlete, climber and photographer Savannah Cummins made the trek to Antarctica to do some big-wall climbing. Accompanied by legends Jimmy Chin, Alex Honnold, Conrad Anker, and Cedar Wright, and her climbing partner Anna Pfaff, Cummins was a little out of her comfort zone on the expedition. However,