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Climbing

Pinch Hold Mug

Pinch Hold Mug
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In climbing, a pinch is any hold with opposing faces that must be pinched. It’s a challenge to tackle, which is why Dick’s Climbing had a little fun and made this mug that uses the hold. You’ll feel victorious whenever you successfully raise this mug.

The Logistics of Climbing Everest

The Logistics of Climbing Everest

From falling, to avalanches, to hypothermia, to extreme altitude sickness, there are many ways to die ascending Mt. Everest. Wendover Productions offers a look at some of the many things expeditions put in place to help improve climbers’ chances of survival.

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Climbing without Limbs

Climbing without Limbs

If you’re looking for a source of inspiration, look no further than Kyle Maynard, a man who not only has climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua, but did it as a quadruple-amputee, and without the use of prosthetics. Wow. Just wow.

Clearing Snow from Bridge Cables

Clearing Snow from Bridge Cables

Next time you drive across a suspension bridge in the winter time, you can thank guys like these for keeping your ride safe. Watch and learn how technicians head to the top of the Port Mann Bridge in frigid British Columbia to remove ice and snow from its 288 cables.

How To Climb Mount Everest

How To Climb Mount Everest

Think you have the cojones to reach the 29,000+ ft summit of the world’s tallest mountain? The daunting climb, thin altitude, and sub-zero temps have claimed hundreds of lives, and Epic How To explains what gear and abilities you’ll need to do it yourself.

Unicycle on a Chimney

Unicycle on a Chimney

If you thought the guys who climbed to the top of giant smokestacks had balls of steel just getting up there, daredevil Flaviu Cernescu decided to juggle some oranges and ride his unicycle at the top of an 840 foot-tall tower. Oh yeah, the bricks were loose too.

Man on Spire

Man on Spire

The New York Times Magazine enlisted photographer Jimmy Chin and safety expert Jamison Walsh to climb to the tippy top of the spire on Manhattan’s 1 World Trade Center, and shared this eye-popping 360º video of the journey. We only wish the video were longer.

Climbing the Marina 101

Climbing the Marina 101

The trespassing climber James Kingston shares his recent ascent of Dubai’s Marina 101, which at 1,394ft is the world’s tallest residential building. We can’t decide who’s more insane: James, or the crane worker who gave James the permission to die on his watch.

A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky

A Deluxe Apartment in the Sky

We’re short of breath just watching as Jimmy Chin and Conrad Anker as they provide a guided tour of their 24-square-foot tent camp, a stop along their journey about 20,000 feet up on India’s Mount Meru. From the thrilling documentary MERU.

Ice Climbing Niagara Falls

Ice Climbing Niagara Falls

There have been numerous attempts to descend the waters of Niagara Falls, but ice climber Will Gadd decided to go the other direction, climbing his way up the frozen falls in the dead of winter. This seems no safer than going over in a barrel.

Radio Tower BASE Jump

Radio Tower BASE Jump

We already know how to climb to the top of a tower, but BASE jumpers JT Holmes and Mark Broderick know the fast way down. Watch as Mark does nine flips on the way down, then opens his chute perilously close to the bottom.

Crazy Chimney Climb

Crazy Chimney Climb

Daredevil Flaviu Cernescu had the balls to do a free solo climb to the top of Romania’s second-tallest structure, an old chimney at CET Pitesti SUD, measuring over 918 feet in height. We got out of breath just watching this.

Epic Crane Hang

Epic Crane Hang

The fearless James Kingston once again sets our toes atingle with a POV video of him conquering another London landmark. You might say “seen one crane climb, seen em all,” but the huge gap he soars over might convince you otherwise.

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Russia’s Urban Explorers

Russia’s Urban Explorers

To promote an upcoming exhibition of their spectacular imagery, Russia’s Mustang Wanted has assembled footage of some of their most amazingly daring (and illegal) jaunts high atop, and sometimes below the city.

Shanghai Tower Climb

Shanghai Tower Climb

A couple of Russian adrenaline junkies snuck their way into the construction site of China’s Shanghai Tower, the world’s second tallest building, and managed to shimmy their way to the top. The wind noise alone freaks us out.

The Steepest Race in Europe

The Steepest Race in Europe

We’ve got enough trouble running on flat surfaces, but at the Red Bull 400 Planica, athletes made their way up an insanely steep 400-meter ski jump hill. Our legs hurt just watching this.

Window Washing the Burj

Window Washing the Burj

BBC’s Supersized Earth takes us on a trip to Dubai to help wash windows on the outside of the world’s tallest building. We doubt those helmets would do anything to help these guys if they fell off.

Nat Geo: Alex Honnold

Nat Geo: Alex Honnold

National Geographic’s short profile on the sensational free solo climber Alex Honnold. While he’s talented and brave, we have to applaud the people behind the camera for the awesome shots.

R/C Drone Mountain Climbing

R/C Drone Mountain Climbing

A hovering, drone follows climbers as they ascend Pakistan’s mighty 20,623 foot Trango Tower, capturing amazing footage of this challenging mountainous region. Though we wish it was in HD.

Vacuum Wall-Climber

Vacuum Wall-Climber

A team of engineering students from Utah State University – going by the name The Ascending Angels – have built a vacuum-powered backpack which lets its wearer ascend walls a la Spider-Man.

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Dangerous Bridge Climb

Dangerous Bridge Climb

A group of young guys climp to the top of a bridge construction site in Russia, at once scaring the crap out of us, and at the same time living out our Crackdown fantasies in real life.

Fastest Speed Climb

Fastest Speed Climb

We were already impressed by this video of Zhong Qixin climbing to the top of a rock wall in record time, but it turns out he already beat his own time, with an incredible speed climb of just 6.18 seconds.

Antenna Base Jumping

Antenna Base Jumping

(NSFW: Language) Let’s go for a long, hard, and obscenity-filled climb to the top of an antenna tower in Africa. Now, let’s jump off and pray that parachute opens. Now, let’s do it again and again…

IKEA Climbing Wall

IKEA Climbing Wall

You’ve got to hand it to IKEA for making some creative commercials over the years. In this clip, a man has to “rock climb” a giant wall of cabinets and appliances to get to the dinner table.

Climbing Stalin’s Skyscraper

Climbing Stalin’s Skyscraper

(NSFW: Language) We’re not sure why people are all of a sudden illegally climbing structures in Moscow, but these guys ascent to the top of Stalin’s Red Gates skyscraper is pretty incredible.

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