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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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There's not much to say beyond the headline.   Austrian climber Hansjörg Auer was recently out on a solo ice climbing mission when, per his own admission, he got off-route and had to improvise with an incredibly sketchy rappel, looping his climbing rope over a minuscule, barely pronounced rock nose.  "When you're climbing solo, you realize that you got off the route but there is no option anymore to climb up or down?!" Auer wrote on Facebook. "By the way you have no gear except a thin rope,

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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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