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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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The Scariest Rappel You’ll Ever See
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There's not much to say beyond the headline.   Austrian climber Hansjörg Auer was recently out on a solo ice climbing mission when, per his own admission, he got off-route and had to improvise with an incredibly sketchy rappel, looping his climbing rope over a minuscule, barely pronounced rock nose.  "When you're climbing solo, you realize that you got off the route but there is no option anymore to climb up or down?!" Auer wrote on Facebook. "By the way you have no gear except a thin rope,

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Norwegians have a funny sense of humor. The nation is home some huge mountains, great skiers, and is arguably where death metal started in the early 1990s. Keeping that macabre mood going, today we present you with the 2018 Norwegian Death Diving World Championships. They call it “dødsing,” we call it absolutely nuts. I mean, who else would want to throw themselves off a 10m diving platform and land in the loudest, most painful and least graceful way possible? Upon a little research, this is

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Pro kiteboarder Alex Soto was practicing for the 2019 Pan Am Games off the coast of the Dominican Republic when out of the blue he hit a shark. I can almost guarantee that this is the first time an incident like this has ever happened, and we really hope it’s the last.  Related: The Ninth Australian Shark Attack in 71 Days Definitely glad to hear Alex is alright, but now our thoughts turn towards the poor shark. Alex reported on Facebook that “the shark is alive” but others weren’t so