Above: View of Half Dome from Yosemite Point, Yosemite National Park, California. Follow @MaximumWilderness on instagram to see more original pictures like that and these:
- A cyclist in Ireland suffered a seven-week erection after a crossbar-related injury. He waited five-weeks before seeking any medical attention, which is insane. Anyone who has seen a Viagra commercial knows you shouldn’t wait more than four hours.
- On a very special episode of the Enormocast, Chris Kalous turns the tables and lets Semi-Rad’s Brendan Leonard interview him.
- A group of snowboarders are suing Alta Ski Resort for not letting them shred that gnar pow. The lawsuit asserts that the resort is violating their 14th amendment rights. I’m all for more snowboard access, but it seems like a stretch to bring the constitution into this. More info on their website.
- Splitter Choss takes a look back at climbing websites from the late ’90s and early ’00s. No animated spinning globes, but they’re as ugly as you’d expect. Super Topo is pretty much the same.
- Outside posted an interview with Rory Bosio, a delightfully eccentric ultrarunner that has been crushing all competition. Highlights include her calling post-holing great cross training, and describing her recovery cycle as a “hike-run-take-naps-on-trailsides style of running.”
- We all know that we’re supposed to tie a knot in the end of our rope, but do you understand the shit pyramid? Evening Sends illuminates this pyramid, along with a list of other nonessential climbing dos and donts.
- Stupid. Irresponsible. These are words used to describe a naked man that climbed Mount Snowdon, a Welsch peak. I would also describe him as a fun guy at parties.
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Location: Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand
Last week, due to a rare atmospheric event called an inversion, the Grand Canyon filled to the brim with clouds. The simple version of why this happens is that cold air gets trapped at a low elevation with warm air on top of it. It’s the same phenomenon that causes smog to settle in Salt Lake City over the winter. In this case, it trapped a layer of fog in the Grand Canyon. The results are beautiful. According to the Grand Canyon National Park’s Facebook page, rangers wait years to see this happen.
It’s weird to think that you could fall right through those clouds. You could fall very far through them.
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Location: Isle of Skye, Scotland
Climber: Nathan Duray
Photographer: Ryan Sadowski
Location: Joshua Tree National Park
Route: Aiguille De Joshua Tree