Norway's Kjeragbolten boulder was wedged in place around 50,000 B.C.
If you're looking for a high altitude fix when the snows subside, you may want to consider Norway's Kjeragbolten. Wedged firmly in place around 50,000 B.C, the boulder for bolder hikers bridges a 6 1/2-foot gap 3,228 feet above the stony abyss of Lysefjord, a 26-mile-long fjord popular with BASE jumpers. The same glacier that carved the fjord left Kjeragbolten stranded in Kjerag Mountain, jamming it in place before melting away during the last Ice Age. Kjeragbolten, which means "Kjerag..Read More →
When Oakley ceased production on its Oakley Razor Blade, extreme men and women everywhere shed a radical tear of sadness. They roamed the Earth looking for a sunglasses alternative, but were left utterly uninspired. Until now. Meet the bolder, cheaper, and more bulletproof version of the iconic Razor Blade: the Pit Viper. Pit Viper sunglasses are the perfect fit for action sports enthusiasts, coming in more than 15 different colorways ranging from the all-white Storm Trooper, to the..Read More →
Dion Agius spends most of his waking hours traveling to the world's best surf breaks, and up until a few months ago the charismatic pro surfer who's originally from Tasmania, Australia, figured he'd pretty much seen them all. But during a recent trip through Europe, he was enamored by rumors of a new surfing mecca being built in the middle of the Dubai desert. Allegedly financed by a wealthy sheik, the star attraction of this idyllic oasis had allegedly just been completed: a..Read More →
Red Bull is taking fan interaction to new heights with their latest user generated contest titled "Launchpad." The mission is simple, they're encouraging fans to dream up an idea they've never thought possible, but want to see become a reality. It's pretty basic, after you've got your concept edit together a quick 30 second video explaining the idea you want to see play out and submit it to the Red Bull Launchpad site. Obviously, the bigger and bolder the idea the better, but make sure..Read More →
For years we've heard stories of the debauchery and degeneracy that takes place on the last day of the season at Aspen Highlands.Tales of costumes, booze, revelry and riding circled from previous years and illustrated a scene that seemed too crazy to be true- and definitely too crazy to miss. When the opportunity arose to attend this year's festivities- thanks to the amazing crew at Aspen/Snowmass- we jumped on the chance. The tradition of closing down Highlands in..Read More →
In this day and age, there are many people who think they are filmmakers and photographers when in actuality they are mere schmucks toting DSLR cameras and equipment they don't know how to use. Many of these self-proclaimed "experts" tend to have an affinity for snow sports and choose to document their excursions on snow. The result is often a webisode or low quality film that ends up on the internet as a horrible portrayal of snow sports, and an even worse portrayal of snow films.Read More →
University of Leeds scientists have created the first convincing robotic fish that shoals will accept as one of their own. The innovation opens up new possibilities for studying fish behavior and group dynamics, which provides useful information to support freshwater and marine environmental management, to predict fish migration routes and assess the likely impact of human intervention on fish populations."We've proven it's possible to use robotic fish to study relationships..Read More →
The man in the cage below is not nicknamed "lefty." After the frightening-looking encounter captured here, the great white shark vanished into the abyss and the man kept his arm.But cage-diving scenes that promise close encounters with sharks are creating a frenzy at Guadalupe Island west of Baja California, because some feel it's only a matter of time before a person gets killed."It's an arms race and it's the worst example of one that I've ever..Read More →
Joel Parkinson may have the world title in the bag, but if he's going to keep his winning ways going at Trestles the odds say he'll have to go through Kelly Slater in order to do it. Slater's total dominance at Trestles (where he won his debut event as a pro 19 years ago this summer, just in case you're counting) is almost beyond comprehension. The following Slater stats were compiled by CJ Hobgood, who's currently sitting second in the ratings and undoubtedly hoping his..Read More →
Photos by Phil Erickson courtesy of Burton"Cracker of a day". That's New Zealand slang for "It's a really nice day here". I learned it this morning when the kiwi PR girl sent me an email letting me know the exciting news for the days Halfpipe Qualification rounds. The previous day's Slopestyle qualifications had been held under absolute crap weather, so you can understand how it was exciting news when the weather took an unexpected turn for the better. So..Read More →
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