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Video: A Dust Devil Throws This Paraglider For A Loop

Cross-country paragliding is normally a tranquil experience.  However, sometimes Mother Nature likes to make sure we're not getting too complacent.  In this particular case, she reminded a paraglider launching from Mt. Borah in New South Wales, Australia that launch conditions can change rapidly and unpredictably.  Getting caught in a spiraling updraft popularly termed a "dust devil" is a near-worst case scenario for a launching paraglider, and this video shows why.  The incident, in which the pilot was violently swung about before regaining control, was captured on camera by the man's wife.  

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Both the pilot and the paraglider were undamaged by the event, but onlookers were clearly shaken by the dramatic scene, with the pilot's wife declaring "I never want to fly again!" after a lengthy session of hysterical screaming.  

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Video: Urban Climbing is Not for the Faint of Heart
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Video: Urban Climbing is Not for the Faint of Heart

Video: Urban Climbing is Not for the Faint of Heart

While Alex Honnold might get the fame for his free solos, this crew of young Coloradans pursues their own form of climbing: buildering. Taking full advantage of the urban playground right outside their door, these climbers put up challenging routes where most people look every day but would never think to climb. Boulder-based filming outfit Pop Top Productions documented some of these climbs in their new film , a clever take on the classic climbing film genre. Mix some hair-raising urban free

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Video: Ice Climber Makes Badass Finish To Competition Route
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Video: Ice Climber Makes Badass Finish To Competition Route

Video: Ice Climber Makes Badass Finish To Competition Route

Competition ice and mixed climbing might be one of the weirdest sports we’ve ever seen, with a veritable jungle gym built for climbers to swing their tools and kick their crampons into. Most of the route isn’t even ice – it’s usually a combination of traditional plastic climbing holds, wood, and Styrofoam – but the acrobatics never cease to impress. RELATED: Free Solo Wins Oscar For Best Documentary At a recent climbing world cup, Swiss superstar Yannick Glatthard made the ultimate finish,

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Video: David Lama Bags Another Gnarly Alpine FA
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Video: David Lama Bags Another Gnarly Alpine FA

Video: David Lama Bags Another Gnarly Alpine FA

If I could be any superhero, I’d be David Lama. The Austrian pro alpine climber is part man, part mountain goat. In a nutshell, he climbs things that other people can’t climb. While most climbers turn their attention to projecting hard routes in the summer, he does the same in winter. Last January, he teamed up with his climbing partner Peter Mühlburger to bag the first ascent of a mind-bending mixed route in Austria’s Valsertal. After four tries, the two finally made it to the top and filmed