2 years ago

Freddy Nock, 46, used neither a balancing pole or security harness as he scaled the two inch thick cable to the top of the 9,000 foot Zugspitze mountain in southern Bavaria.
He gained some 348 metres in altitude as he walked the 1,000 metre long route, which took an hour and 20 minutes.
He plans to submit his feat for entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the “longest and highest wire walk above sea level without a balancing pole”. (via)

Freddy Nock, 46, used neither a balancing pole or security harness as he scaled the two inch thick cable to the top of the 9,000 foot Zugspitze mountain in southern Bavaria.

He gained some 348 metres in altitude as he walked the 1,000 metre long route, which took an hour and 20 minutes.

He plans to submit his feat for entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the “longest and highest wire walk above sea level without a balancing pole”. (via)

3 years ago

Flash flood.

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In 1982, Philippe Petit helped open dedication ceremonies at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Mr. Petit has been artist-in-residence at the church and keeps a small office there above the nave.

In 1982, Philippe Petit helped open dedication ceremonies at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Mr. Petit has been artist-in-residence at the church and keeps a small office there above the nave.

3 years ago
In the early 1970s, a small band of young rock climbers, decked out in bandanas, shades and cut-offs, came together and blew open the conventions of climbing. Dubbing themselves the Stonemasters, these now legendary adventurers established techniques that allowed for some of the most spectacular climbs to be done with a minimum of apparatus. Beyond their unsurpassed skills as climbers, the Stonemasters embodied a lifestyle that made a massive impact on 1970s youth culture across the world. The character or myth of the Stonemaster caught on like wildfire, spreading from coast to coast and across the ocean, and spawning Stonemasters everywhere. In The Stonemasters, Dean Fidelman’s thrilling archival photos reveal for the first time an era defined by risk, rebellion, and camaraderie. Tales from original Stonemaster John Long and others recall the highs and lows of the early days—a magical time in the annals of adventure sports.
The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies

In the early 1970s, a small band of young rock climbers, decked out in bandanas, shades and cut-offs, came together and blew open the conventions of climbing. Dubbing themselves the Stonemasters, these now legendary adventurers established techniques that allowed for some of the most spectacular climbs to be done with a minimum of apparatus. Beyond their unsurpassed skills as climbers, the Stonemasters embodied a lifestyle that made a massive impact on 1970s youth culture across the world. The character or myth of the Stonemaster caught on like wildfire, spreading from coast to coast and across the ocean, and spawning Stonemasters everywhere. In The Stonemasters, Dean Fidelman’s thrilling archival photos reveal for the first time an era defined by risk, rebellion, and camaraderie. Tales from original Stonemaster John Long and others recall the highs and lows of the early days—a magical time in the annals of adventure sports.

The Stonemasters: California Rock Climbers in the Seventies

3 years ago
Tom Ryaboi
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Man climbs Golden Gate Bridge.
3 years ago
Stephan Siegrist, Profi Alpinist & Basejumper

Stephan Siegrist, Profi Alpinist & Basejumper

3 years ago

Walking out onto a ledge of a 900ft tower (via)