Two friends on a camping and kayaking trip in Alaska got more than they bargained for when they were almost killed by a calving glacier. After setting up camp by the Spencer glacier, the two decided to inflate their packrafts and explore by water. Hearing parts of the glacier collapsing into the water, they paddled over to check out the commotion, and after coming very close to the glacier, sat back and watched the action from what they hoped would be a safe distance. Soon after, an enormous ice bridge collapsed in front of them, sending a violent jet of water directly towards the kayakers and nearly flipping their boats. They’re lucky to be alive.
It’s not news that a substantial great white shark population has set up shop along the Eastern Seaboard, reaching as far up as New Brunswick. Surfers and other beachgoers have been faced with signs at beaches warning them of the dangers of a shark encounter, and last summer a bodyboarder was killed in a shark attack in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Shark attacks are still extremely rare, as sharks much prefer seals over humans, and typically mistake us as prey when attacks do occur.
Protect Our Winters has a long history of being outspoken in the struggle against climate change, and they continued that legacy yesterday with snowboarder Jeremy Jones, skier Caroline Gleich and climber Tommy Caldwell testifying before the Senate. In a hearing titled “The Fight to Save Winter: Pro Athletes for Climate Action,” before the Senate Democrats Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, the athletes shared personal stories and hard facts about how climate change impacts winter
K2 counts as one of the most grueling ascents in the world – steep, icy, at high altitude, and with unthinkable overhead hazards. Earlier this year, Adrian Ballinger made the ascent to the world’s second highest mountain without oxygen, climbing alongside an all-star team including Carla Perez, Nirmal Purja, Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena, Palden Nagye, and Pemba Gelje Sherpa. Take a look inside what it took the team to make the emotional summit push. RELATED: K2 Summit Team Successful Without