The ascending of wingsuits and fatalities in Foundation jump Photograph: International MagIn the other oughts, wingsuits (a.k.a. flying-squirrel suits) and trailing suits (loose-fitting knickers and jackets that snatch more air) became pop with jumpers who cherished spare slide, both to crystallise obstacles and to exsert fall.Summertime 1966: Michael Pelkey and Brian Schubert bounce from El Capitan with military parachutes. Both men abide busted clappers but outlast. Forward-looking Bag jump is natural.October 1, 1995: American Robert Overacker (BFL #33) attempts to Read more [...]
Subsequently receiving a doping ban from the CAS on Thursday, bicyclist Jan Ullrich aforementioned nowadays his determination to sour with a varlet Spanish physician showed pitiable assessment. "I affirm that I had impinging with Fuentes. It was a big misapprehension, I rue it much," he aforementioned in a crush instruction. "I would ilk to unfeignedly justify for this conduct - I'm identical dismal." For those that mightiness recognise Ullrich's instruction as a fresh entree of guiltiness in a play scarred by self-denial, chirrup wars, and deadening tribunal battles, support Read more [...]
A 38-year-old Colorado man died in an avalanche on Monday piece snowboarding in sidecountry terrain approximate Telluride. A distich of skiers observed Nate Soules abaft beholding signs of a slew remote Telluride's easterly bounds in the Carry Brook region soon afterward noonday. Soules was traveling unique but was weaponed with avalanche selection equipment, including a lighthouse, Avalung, and an avalanche airbag. San Miguel County Sheriff Beak Masters aforementioned the airbag had been deployed but was "sliced." Soules was institute inhumed nether foursome feet of hoodwink and had Read more [...]
Herb Conn, the pioneering crampon and caver scoop known for exploring and map Bejewel Undermine Home Memorial, died of cancer on Wednesday at the age of 91. On with his wife Jan, Conn made the low ascents of more 200 routes in the Needles of S Dakota, including classics wish Eastward Sick. In 1959, the Conns switched their stress to caving subsequently visiting Gem Spelunk Interior Repository in the Inkiness Hills. At the sentence, lone two miles of the spelunk had been explored. Concluded the adjacent 20 age, the Conns would research more 50 extra miles of the arrangement. For that accomplishment, Read more [...]
Two long-familiar Norwegian climbers died recent conclusion workweek in an ostensible fortuity on Kjerag in southwest Norway. Bjorn-Eivind Aartun and Stein-Ivan Gravdal were attempting to bear a new ice path on Kjerag's 3,228-foot boldness. When they failed to counter by Thursday, friends alerted exigency services. A whirlybird institute the partners dangling top fine-tune from their roach, with bloodline seeable on the drop infra them. Norway's subject climb connection aforementioned tod that the deaths may sustain been caused by a unleash ball of blow or ice that cruel and hit climbers. Investigators Read more [...]
Arcsecond thoughts? via Shutterstock Picture: Andrew Payton
From cavers to eggbeater pilots, we asked six top adventurers to distinguish their near dread occupational hazards. Asset: The six whip uttermost sports injuries.
Lxvi jillion eld ago, T. rex had a goofy-looking cousin-german. Its pry, particularly, was so rummy sounding that scientists at Scotland's Edinburgh University nicknamed the underframe "Pinocchio" when they dug it up in a building situation dear Ganzhou in southerly Chinaware.The Qianzhousaurus sinensis—the dino's functionary rubric—divided many characteristics with T. rex, but had various selfsame trenchant characteristics. Pinocchio's hooter was 35 pct thirster than that of over-the-counter dinosaurs its sizing, and the brute had a leaner brawniness bod."It Read more [...]
A clam crashes into a off-roader in S Africa. Fortuitously for us, the total brush was caught on cinema. Photograph: Travis Pedestrian
We dog-tired weeks trawling the Web to beat up savage accidents and heroic feats that made us pant and quail. Hither are the trump of the pip videos, including avalanches, 90-foot falls drops, and sensual attacks.