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These Ice Tools Are Made From...Wood?

Ice climbing is one of those niche sports that pushes the cutting edge of crapping yourself, and materials technology. Equipment has to be light, stiff, flexible enough for shock absorption, and cheap enough for dirtbag climbers. Sounds like a job for nature.

How GoPro Is Turning Its Athletes Into Storytellers

Sport photography isn’t shot from the sidelines anymore, it’s made by athletes as they do their thing. But before they can do that, they have to learn to shoot like a pro. We went inside the camp where they’re trained.

Seeing These Guys Climb The Spires Of A 333 Metre Tall Skyscraper Makes My Arms Melt

Palms sweaty. Arms losing power. Joints seem to be disappearing. I feel nervous and sick and stressed out and I’m just watching this video. I can’t even imagine what I’d begin to feel like if I was actually the guys climbing the spires of the 333 metre tall Shimao International Plaza skyscraper in Japan. Actually I can imagine: I would probably start breaking down the first time I look down.

A Sexy, Futuristic Climbing Centre Is About To Open In Sydney

Climbing centres tend to be a sweaty, dirty chalk-filled affair, housed by a strange combination of children and lean, shirtless men. 9 Degrees, a brand new bouldering gym in Sydney, will no doubt transform into that in years to come. But for now? It’s brand-new. It’s clean, sexy and futuristic as hell.

How Altitude Sickness Affects Your Body And How You Can Beat It

Altitude sickness can make you dizzy, nauseous, and, in extreme cases, can even kill you. All of us here have experienced it. Here’s what we’ve learned and how you can minimise its symptoms.

The Hardest Hike In America? We Backpack The Sierra High Route

Stretching 320km through the Sierra Nevada, most of the High Route is off-trail, posing challenges both physical and mental as you attempt to navigate dangerous, unmarked terrain. It took us two solid weeks. Worth it? Well, at least the photos came out good.

Google's Street View Tour Of El Capitan Is Epic

Google’s Street View gets everywhere these days, but rarely does it manage to scale sheer slabs of rock. Now, with the help of acclaimed climbers Lynn Hill, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell, you can take a trip up El Capitan from the comfort of a computer. The views are astonishing.

Watch This Guy Free-Climb A Giant Redwood

Can tree bark work as well as granite to provide handholds? Legendary climber Chris Sharma thought so, and set out to climb this 77m tall redwood in northern California.

Climbers Helped A Zoo Make Sure Its Orangutan Habitat Is Escape-Proof

The Kansas City Zoo didn’t have the best track record when it came to penning-in its primates — two gorillas got out in 2012 and two chimpanzees ran away in 2014 (I assume they all were brought back?). So when building a new orang-utan habitat, the zoo brought in some experts to test the sheer rock walls for climb-ability.

Experience One Of The World's Deadliest Mountains In 360 Degrees

The North Face of the Eiger — also known by its more charming moniker, the Wall of Death — is one of climbing’s most iconic faces. It was first climbed in 1936, and since then, has claimed the lives of dozens of alpinists. These 360-degree videos bring that sensation of pure, unbridled terror right into your living room.

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