According to several Austrian news outlets, a rescue helicopter crashed Tuesday evening near the summit of the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest peak. The helicopter was called to evacuate a climber who had sudden heart problems. In this footage, you can see the patient being loaded aboard before a sudden wind gust caused the pilot to lose control. Luckily, nobody was injured in the crash, and given that it occurred at the edge of a massive cliff, things could have gone much worse. The patient was successfully evacuated by a second helicopter minutes later, and the original flight crew took the tram down.
At this point, most of us know about how much of a badass Spanish ski mountaineer and ultra-runner Kilian Jornet is. He regularly wins endurance races all over the world, smashed the speed record on mountains like Denali and Everest, and now has proven himself to be something of a divine entity. On mile 13 of this year’s Hardrock 100 race, Jornet fell descending a snowfield and dislocated his shoulder. In true fashion, he got up, popped it back in himself, and won the race. After trading
According to Red Bull and The Inertia, Rafa Ortiz is officially the first person to send a 70-foot waterfall on a pool toy. Oritz is a super bad ass South American Kayaker who has boated over some of the biggest falls in the world. Maybe his boat was in the shop?
Kelly Slater is the best competitive surfer in history, with 11 world titles to his name. It looks he will have to wait a year for number 12 after he broke his foot while free-surfing during the J-Bay Open. Watching the video above you can witness the overwhelming disappointment in Kelly's face. He will face a six-week recovery, missing the next two stops of the Championship Tour. Even at age 45, it;s apparent that Kelly is one of the fiercest competitors in any sport.