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Alaskan Bush Planes + Kayaks = A Gnarly Good Time

Kayakers have a twisted sense of humor. Running massive class V rapids with just a crew of buddies is one thing, but getting dropped in the middle of nowhere in southern Alaska is a whole new level of nuts. They even find plenty of time to chuckle and laugh throughout the madness.

When you strap boats to an Alaskan bush plane, you know you're in for a good time. Screengrab photo.

Filmmakers Coopery Lambla and Tyler Allyn teamed up to capture kayakers Todd Wells, Jay Mahan, Eric Parker, Chris Korbulic, and Jeff Shelton running stout first descents in one of the most remote parts of the world. Their film Frontier of Firsts is hauntingly beautiful, and captures the mindset of these boaters pushing the limits of their sport. There are mosquitoes, swamp camps, makeshift sailboats, and plenty of mind-blowing whitewater kayaking.

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WATCH: Conrad Anker and David Lama Face Death on A Himalayan Peak
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WATCH: Conrad Anker and David Lama Face Death on A Himalayan Peak

WATCH: Conrad Anker and David Lama Face Death on A Himalayan Peak

In 2016, Conrad Anker suffered a heart attack at 20,000 feet. The legendary mountaineer was halfway up his second attempt at climbing the 22,660-foot Lunag Ri with Austrian climber David Lama when he noticed the typical symptoms of a heart attack: tight chest, trouble breathing, general weakness. Of course, on a climb of this magnitude, those feelings are pretty standard, but Anker immediately knew something was actually wrong. The team rappelled back to base camp, and Anker was evacuated by

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Jimmy Chin Releases Trailer for New Film: Free Solo
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Jimmy Chin Releases Trailer for New Film: Free Solo

Jimmy Chin Releases Trailer for New Film: Free Solo

If you don’t know who Jimmy Chin is at this point, you’re likely living on the moon. The acclaimed photographer-turned-film director, who was behind massive projects like Meru, has been quietly plugging away at yet another film. While the subject matter may already be familiar to most, this film looks to shed light on some new angles and capture it in true fashion.  When Alex Honnold free soloed El Capitan in the summer of 2017, Chin was with him on the wall to capture the feat. Chin’s new

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VIDEO: Fabian Lentsch Flies Down 6500 feet in 3 minutes
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VIDEO: Fabian Lentsch Flies Down 6500 feet in 3 minutes

VIDEO: Fabian Lentsch Flies Down 6500 feet in 3 minutes

Fabian Lentsch knows the mountains around his home of Innsbruck, Austria like the back of his hand. So it’s no surprise that he knows the fastest way down the 10728-foot Habicht, an iconic peak just south of town. For him, that includes strapping into his speedflying rig and jumping off the summit to chase a buddy down 6500 feet of vert. Judging by the ground he’s flying over, there is absolutely no room for error on this flight, but in true fashion, he even manages to lay down some style.