Compared to the western states, the east coast tends to get a bad rep when it comes to certain sports, but kayaking is certainly not one of them. A crew of boaters headed to North Carolina in search of some nasty whitewater, and what they found was nothing short of impressive. Steep rock slides, big drops, and a bunch of nasty foliage make for an impressive run down this creek.
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,
Last September, when Hurricane Maria ripped across Puerto Rico, the island was forced to recover from the unimaginable. Devastation was left in the wake of the storm’s torrential rainfall and sheer winds, leaving Puerto Ricans to rebuild with little or no access to electricity, clean drinking water, and fuel. For local climbing guide Bryant Huffman, he never imagined that the recovery would never require his skills as a climber. After the storm had passed, Huffman quickly began clearing
Come flying down some whitewater on the Toxaway River, with some nice proper flow! The Toxaway is a true whitewater gem to Western North Carolina and particularly the escarpment. It's going to be hard to forget this rad day out on some massive whitewater!