Tag Archive: mountaineering


A night skier in the glow of aurora on the Yukon’s Tombstone range by photographer Reuben Krabbe.

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Cat vs Climbing Wall

Guess who wins?

A tortoiseshell cat named Lalah negotiated the plastic finger holds along an indoor climbing wall at the Boulbaka2 Bouldering Gym in near Naha, Okinawa, Japan as she systematically climbed her way to the very top. According to the gym proprietors, this was a big accomplishment that was a long time coming for the resident kitty.

Up to half of of people who freeze to death are found partially or completely naked. DNews looks into the phenomenon of paradoxical undressing. New Scientist writes that “Between 20 and 50 per cent of deaths from hypothermia involve paradoxical undressing of some kind. Mountain rescuers are trained to expect it.”

Danny Macaskill perched atop the Sgurr Dearg, aka “Inaccessible Pinnacle,” on Cullin Ridge, Isle of Skye, Scotland, photographed by Chris Prescott.

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Da Nuru Sherpa coiling rope at Ama Dablam, near Everest’s Camp 2, by photographer Aaron Huey.

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BBC Earth Unplugged takes us through some of the top nature hacks.

A stone cabin in the Himalayas, Nepal.

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The “Leap of Faith” option on the Maroon Bells Traverse in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains being forever changed/damaged/destroyed.

Mountaineer Mark Jenkins is turned back from an attempt at the summit of Hkakabo Razi in Myanmar’s Dandalika Range, by photographer Cory Richards.

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Romanian ski and snowboard instructor Sorin Radu was snowboarding in the Parâng Mountains in Romania when he was caught in an an avalanche–and because he was wearing a GoPro helmet cam, he captured the entire ordeal on video. The trouble began when snow started fracturing around Radu. Soon a full-on avalanche knocked him down and took him for a chaotic ride down the mountain. Amazingly, Radu survived the avalanche unharmed.

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