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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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Forget The Olympics, Check Out Norwegian Death Diving
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Forget The Olympics, Check Out Norwegian Death Diving

Forget The Olympics, Check Out Norwegian Death Diving

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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Alex Honnold Gives Ted Talk On Yosemite Free Solo
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Alex Honnold Gives Ted Talk On Yosemite Free Solo

Alex Honnold Gives Ted Talk On Yosemite Free Solo

At this point, we all know about how Alex Honnold, aka superman himself, free soloed El Capitan early last summer. His climb of the classic route Freerider, which goes free at 5.13a, was the result of a decade-long dream, and years of practice to ensure that he was able to nail every single move on the 3000-foot climb.  RELATED: Watch Alex Honnold Free Solo El Cap in 360 With Jimmy Chin’s new film Free Solo premiering, and lots of hype around the feat, Honnold gave a TED Talk to put what

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Video: Rock Pillar Collapses Beneath Climber
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Video: Rock Pillar Collapses Beneath Climber

Video: Rock Pillar Collapses Beneath Climber

This is exactly what you don’t want to happen halfway up a climbing route: the entire pillar you just ascended collapsing at your feet. We can’t find more details on the climber or route just yet, other than the climber was likely Spaniard Antonio Saldaña Santaella, but wherever it was, it’s scary.  Almost as good as this gem from the ice climbing world: