As you are reading this, 30-year-old Kevin Jorgeson and 36-year-old Tommy Caldwell are already more than midway up the punishing El Capitan, a 3,000-foot-tall granite monolith in Yosemite National Park in California. Using only their hands and feet, they are attempting to conquer what may be the longest and hardest free climb in the world.
I’ve always loved marble for its elegant nonchalance but boy, was I even more awe-struck when I chanced upon this short film directed by Italian artist and filmmaker Yuri Ancarani. I watched, utterly transfixed, at how marble is actually harvested at a marble quarry in the Apuan Alps, Northwest Italy, in such heart-stopping colossal slabs […]
Jianmen Pass is unanimously touted as the most dangerous mountain road in China and poses a challenge for any able-bodied person to reach its peak. Yet one person has successfully reached the top, despite having lost both his legs in an accident. Chen Zhou completed an arduous journey of 2,080 meters on the steep and dangerous road, with some of the slopes reaching 96 degrees, and cliffs standing more than 400-meters high.
Do you fancy some awe-inspiring, panoramic views over the Italian Alps? They’re naturally free for the taking, courtesy of Mother Nature. But what if we tell you there’s some snuggy accommodation you can stay in the vicinity that’s absolutely free? Would that hasten your climb up the mountain? This little cabin in question is built at 8,300 feet (2,531 metres) on the top of Foronon Buinz Mountain, in the Julian Alps of Italy.
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Back in October 2013, Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer appealed to his fans via Twitter, asking them which sporting celebrity they would like to see him take on. Ever rapid on social media, American skiing champion Lindsey Vonn quickly responded saying that she would happily play Federer at tennis if he would ski against her.
If you thought you’re local library was a pretty cool place, we bet you it’s not as cool as this. That is, of course, unless you live in Spijkenisse, The Netherlands, and this is your local library. The huge library dubbed Book Mountain is part of a project that covers an impressive 9,300 square meters. […]