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PSA: This Kayaker Caught in the Death Grip of a Sieve is a Reminder to Stay Safe on the Water

For those not familiar with the jargon of kayak dangers and obstacles, a sieve is when water is forced through an opening in a rock. Water can flow freely through it, but with something like a kayak or a person, this is not always the case. Jordie Searle found himself on the wrong side of a sieve while paddling the Nevis River for Red Bull's Flow Hunters. 

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It is haunting to see the footage of a man literally fighting for his life. You can see Jordie becoming more tired as the water forces him under. Rush Sturges, one of the world's best paddlers, only makes the gravity of the situation more dire as he describes how he thought he just saw one of his friends die. Luckily, Searle is flushed through the sieve and makes his way safely to shore. It is videos like this that keep paddlers awake at night. 

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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

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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: