Crossing the Khumbu Icefall on the slope of Mount Everest is no joke. The whole ordeal requires several crevasse crossings in the sketchiest way possible: walking across a series of Home Depot ladders while wearing crampons. Not to mention, the ice structures around you are always changing and are known to collapse. Unfortunately, one climber experienced his worst nightmare when he lost his balance on one of the crossings. The safety line was the only thing keeping him from plunging into the icy chasm below. Thankfully, a team of Sherpas was able to get him to safety swiftly. Mad props to these Sherpas, who not only make these expeditions possible but literally have your back if something goes wrong.
Alaskan heli-skiing pioneer Dean Cummings was found not guilty by a New Mexico jury in his murder trial yesterday. Cummings was on trial for the murder of 47-year-old Guillermo Arriola, who was found dead on the floor of Cummings’ trailer near Los Alamos after Cummings says he shot him with an AR-15 in self-defense on February 29, 2020 following an argument about property. Cummings was an early member of the US Freestyle Skiing team, and a pioneer of Alaskan extreme skiing. He won the World
If you're a music fan and been to Colorado's Front Range, odds are you've enjoyed a night under the stars at one of the world's best concert venues: Red Rocks Amphitheater. But what goes on at Red Rocks in the winter? In light of the massive storm that's hitting Colorado right now, apparently some solid shredding. Yesterday morning, several skiers were escorted off the property for illegal shredding the venue's famous stairs. While skiing the amphitheater may be illegal, it's still pretty
When you love something, you will do anything in your power to protect it. The Wind River is, and has been, home to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe tribes for over 10,000 years. The water is crucial to their way of life, customs and history. However, their river has been being hijacked by a ruthless system that stops at nothing to control the source - for far too long. Tribal Waters, a documentary by Teton Gravity Research Film in association with Patagonia, traces the Wind River