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Video: David Lama Bags Another Gnarly Alpine FA

If I could be any superhero, I’d be David Lama. The Austrian pro alpine climber is part man, part mountain goat. In a nutshell, he climbs things that other people can’t climb. While most climbers turn their attention to projecting hard routes in the summer, he does the same in winter. Last January, he teamed up with his climbing partner Peter Mühlburger to bag the first ascent of a mind-bending mixed route in Austria’s Valsertal. After four tries, the two finally made it to the top and filmed the whole thing, truly capturing what it takes to climb these massive frozen walls.

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The Valsertal is one of the coldest zones in Austria, lending itself to crazy ice formations high on its chossy walls. Lama has been climbing in the area for years (it’s basically his backyard), and even endured one of the coldest bivys of his life there alongside Hansjörg Auer. The new route, called the Sagzahn Verschneidung goes at M6/A2, and Lama calls it one of the hardest efforts he has put in.

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Video: Ice Climber Makes Badass Finish To Competition Route
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Video: Ice Climber Makes Badass Finish To Competition Route

Video: Ice Climber Makes Badass Finish To Competition Route

Competition ice and mixed climbing might be one of the weirdest sports we’ve ever seen, with a veritable jungle gym built for climbers to swing their tools and kick their crampons into. Most of the route isn’t even ice – it’s usually a combination of traditional plastic climbing holds, wood, and Styrofoam – but the acrobatics never cease to impress. RELATED: Free Solo Wins Oscar For Best Documentary At a recent climbing world cup, Swiss superstar Yannick Glatthard made the ultimate finish,

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Video: Kilian Jornet Runs Along Sketchy Norwegian Ridges
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For anyone else, running along ridges like these would be a serious athletic achievement. For Kilian Jornet, the Catalonian Madman, it's practically a down day. The certain-death-exposure notwithstanding, Jornet makes quick work of the mountains around Åndalsnes, Norway. Related: Kilian Jornet Skis the Troll Wall It makes very little sense how he manages to hop around on a thin ribbon of uneven ridgeline with several-hundred feet of thin air on either side. That being said, his Troll Wall

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Video: Windsurfing in 80mph Winds Looks GNARLY
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Combine hurricane force winds, huge waves, and windsurfing off the coast of Ireland – and you get one of the gnarliest contests we’ve ever seen. Red Bull Storm Chase 2019 went off over the past few days, pitting eight of the world’s best windsurfers against the North Atlantic elements. RELATED: Fabian Lentsch Does Some James Bond Sh** Australian Jaeger Stone took the win, saying “It was absolutely insane to compete in these conditions, it was ballistic, massive, and freezing. Winning the