Free Solo, The Alex Honnold Documentary, Is The Year's Most Disturbing Movie

Over the first 12,000 or so years after Yosemite National Park’s El Capitan wall was scoured out by glaciers, no human had ever climbed up it without a rope. Then, last year, Alex Honnold scaled the 3,000-foot monolith without assistance of any kind. It is an utterly elemental human achievement, and while people have…

Daring Mountain Rescue Features Helicopter Parking Its Butt Right On The Snow

Oregon Army National Guard personnel in this big-ass helicopter extracted a wayward climber and the six rescuers that had been sent after him from the summit of Oregon’s iconic Mt. Hood on Friday. The man had called local police from the summit on Thursday and told them he was initially planning to take his own life…

Alex Honnold And Tommy Caldwell Smashed Another El Capitan Climbing Record

This morning, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell ascended El Capitan’s most famous route, the Nose, in 2 hours, 10 minutes, and 15 seconds. The pair broke the previous speed record of 2:19:44. Honnold, of course, once climbed El Capitan without ropes, while Caldwell was the first person to free climb El Cap’s daunting…

One Mountain Biker Dead, Another Injured After Scariest Possible Cougar Attack

On Saturday, two men were mountain biking about 30 miles east of Seattle in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains when they encountered a cougar. Authorities say Isaac Sederbaum and S.J. Brooks did everything right: they dismounted their bikes, stood their ground, and yelled at the animal. After it charged them, one…

Two Pioneering Climbers Presumed Dead After Disappearing In The Alaskan Wilderness

Famed climbers Marc-Andre Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are presumed dead nine days after disappearing in Alaska’s Mendenhall ice field. The climbers were on an expedition to climb the Mendenhall Towers near Juneau, and were expected to be back in town March 7. The last time the pair sent was heard from was on March 5,…

Stuck Ice Climber Saves His Ass With Death-Defying Rappel 

Here we have Austrian climber Hansjörg Auer stuck on a face. By his own account, he lost his route with “no option anymore to climb up or down.” This is a terrifying place to be, even with the proper safety equipment. Auer, however, was only equipped with a thin rope, one ice screw, his harness, and a belay device. He…

That Time Sage Northcutt Hid Behind A Waterfall To Avoid A Bear

Sage Northcutt—the UFC golden boy who just celebrated his birthday the only way he knows how—went on Australian MMA show Submission Radio last week and talked about the process of auditioning for the part of Ivan Drago, Tyron Woodley teaching him how to season chicken, his forthcoming move back up to fighting at 170…

The Antarctic Expedition That Included Alex Honnold Sounds Frigid And Terrifying

Antarctica is mostly known as a snowy wasteland, an island at the bottom of the world with nothing but ice and the odd penguin here and there. While it is covered in a few kilometers of ice, there is a continent underneath it all, and a rather mountainous one at that. Where there are mountains, there will inevitably…

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Is Mad Because Outside Magazine Pointed Out He's A Fly Fishing Novice

One of the stupidest plans that the extremely stupid Trump administration is currently carrying out is a dramatic shrinking of Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. Trump recently announced that he would cut the size of Bears Ears by 85 percent and halved the size of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument …

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