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Cool Point Of View Video Shows How It Looks To Climb A Huge Ship Mast

Video: This point-of-view video shows what it is like to climb to the top of the main mast of the Charles W. Morgan — the world’s oldest surviving merchant vessel, built in the 19th century. When I watched this a cascade of images from old pirate movies came into my mind.


Man Climbs Real-World, 1800 Metre-High Game Of Thrones' Wall With No Ropes

This is one of the most amazing and terrifying things I’ve seen in a long time: Watch Ueli Steck speed climbing the 1800m (5900 foot) north face of the Eiger — a mountain in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland. No ropes and solo — just him, his crampons, and his ice tools, risking a fatal fall at every single step.


Virtually Tour The Path Of Everest's Deadliest Climbing Accident

The April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Sherpas training for an ascent has been declared the deadliest mountaineering accident ever recorded on the peak. Now Discovery has created an immersive web experience to help illustrate what happened.


This Prosthetic Is Designed Especially For Rock Climbers

The loss of a leg can stymie the pursuit of adventurous outdoor sports for many — but not if designer Kai Lin has anything to do with it His latest creation, Klippa, is a prosthetic leg designed especially for rock climbers.


Real Life Spiderman Does A Spinning Flip On A Wall While Climbing It

Video: Some people see a wall in their way and walk around it. That would be me! Other people try to climb it. That would be awesome people! This guy sees a wall and decides it’s best to do a spinning backward flip on the wall while climbing the wall to move up. That would be this real life Spiderman. Holy hell, he has more control of his body climbing a wall than most people have when they walk.


Spectacular Photo Of A Woman Climbing A Vertical Rock Wall At Night

Image: Scott Jarvie took this cool night photo of Julia Wooten at a rock climbing route in Papago Park, located between the cities of Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona. Here’s the entire photo in its original orientation.


Nepal Will Force Each Everest Climber To Collect 8kg Of Rubbish

Mount Everest might be the be-all, end-all of mountaineering, but it’s also a dumping ground for the climbers striving upon its face — which is littered, as National Geographic puts it, “with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps.” This week, Nepal announced a new rule aimed at cleaning it up.


Real Life Spider-Man Climbs 457m Wall With No Equipment Whatsoever

I can’t imagine climbing 3m and this guy did 457.2 with no equipment. He’s basically Spider-Man. Rock climber Alex Honnold used no equipment to scale the 457.2m limestone wall of El Sendero Luminoso in El Potrero Chico, Mexico. It’s the first ever free solo ascent of the wall.


These Stomach-Churning Images Were Shot From The Edges Of Skyscrapers

Remember the young Russian photographers who illegally climbed the Great Pyramid of Giza a few months back? They’re back, fresh off a month-long Eurotrip which took them to the Cologne Cathedral, Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, and at least one police station. And the photos they brought back will make your palms sweat.


Monday Night Web Movie: Climbing Sydney's Tallest Building...From The Outside

Here’s a blast from the past: the story of the man who climbed Sydney’s tallest building, way back in 1986. Welcome to Monday Night Web Movie.