If you want to witness true feats of human strength, we suggest spending some time at high-level bouldering and sport climbing competitions. Watching climbers seemingly effortlessly float up overhanging walls nearly devoid of holds is sure to get your palms sweaty. Lucky for you, the International Federation of Sport Climbing just put on the annual World Championships in Hachioji, Japan to bring together the best minds (and strongest upper bodies) in the competition climbing world. Check out some highlights from the action, with some big names like Adam Ondra, Tomoa Narasaki, and Janja Garnbret topping the podiums.
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
If you haven’t already heard of him, “Sketchy” Andy Lewis is a purebred pirate living in the sands of the Utah desert. The pro-slackliner-turned-BASE-jumper-turned-internet-celebrity has been busy doing the most ridiculous sh*t you could ever imagine while we quietly sit by watching in awe. Sure, this might not be the most extreme thing we’ve seen him do, but it’s pretty damn creative we have to admit. RELATED: Teahupoo Was Too Big For The Tahiti Pro Trials Watch him make the most of the
File this one under nightmare fuel. An experienced BASE jumper took off from a classic exit on Italy’s Monte Brento only to realize his lines were tangle when his parachute deployed. He struggles to regain control of the canopy before slamming into the ground thousands of feet below. Miraculously, the jumper survived the impact with just a leg injury and cut hands, and was airlifted to safety. RELATED: Sketchy Andy Skydives Into BASE Jump Exits