Natural beauty.

“On December 10, Yosemite National Park began demolishing 91 tent cabins in Curry Village, a rustic encampment of 408 canvas-sided cabins jammed into a pine-and-cedar glade near the sloping shoulders of Half Dome. It was here that an outbreak of hantavirus began last summer, infecting at least 10 people and killing three.”

That hold just doesn’t do it for me anymore. Last night, 60 Minutes provided some insane footage of Alex Honnold free soloing the North face of Sentinel in Yosemite. But we were more than a little bit distracted by some of the weirdness of the program: Besides the breathless Lara Logan, eagerly anticipating every slip in Honnold’s wet shoes, and John Long, creamin’ in his jeans over the whole deal — the Viagra sponsorship. What was up with that?  ”60 Minutes Overtime” — get it?!  Overtime….

Read more about Alex Honnold’s, ahem, hair-raising exploits over at Outside 

This dude got his thumb snared in his equipment, fell, and sliced it off. The thumb, sans climber, landed on a ledge by his partner, who picked it up and brought it with. Surgeons reattached it later at the hospital.
adikdikisasmallantelope:

fuckyeahrockclimbers:

Insane rescue on Half Dome in Yosemite 09/26/2011
Clickthrough not for faint hearted.

*el cap, not half dome.

This dude got his thumb snared in his equipment, fell, and sliced it off. The thumb, sans climber, landed on a ledge by his partner, who picked it up and brought it with. Surgeons reattached it later at the hospital.

adikdikisasmallantelope:

fuckyeahrockclimbers:

Insane rescue on Half Dome in Yosemite 09/26/2011

Clickthrough not for faint hearted.

*el cap, not half dome.

Motivation. Get out there.

Free Solo Climbers You Should Know: Alex Honnold is one of the single most gifted climbers (sans rope) in the world. Watch as he conquers both Half Dome and El Capitan.

Another climbing legend? Dean Potter. This guy masters never-before-conquered climbs and jumps. Watch as he takes the first ever base jump off Forcellino lookout near Lecco, Italy.