Not Only Did These People Climb The Alps, They Did Something So Cool Up There.

Wow. - Not Only Did These People Climb The Alps, They Did Something So Cool Up There.Modeling might seem easy, but you'll never know when you'll be on top of the Matterhorn posing for pictures with a mob of other red-clad men. (YEP.) For their 2015 ad campaign, trekking company Mammut sent photographer Robert Boesch and many model mountaineers to the alps to take breathtaking pictures.

In addition to looking awesome, the ads are also an homage to Edward Whymper, who became the first person to climb to the top 150 years ago. The shoot was a dangerous one, but boy, did the risk pay off. Take a look at how it came out!

Whoa.
Whoa. - Not Only Did These People Climb The Alps, They Did Something So Cool Up There.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Amazing Drone Photo of Nine Mountain Climbers atop a Swiss Mountain Peak

Amazing Drone Photo of Nine Mountain Climbers atop a Swiss Mountain PeakAn adventurous team of nine mountain climbers sponsored by mountaineering outfitter Mammut snapped this aerial photo of the group atop the Jungfrau, one of the main summits of the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. The photo is one in a long history of audacious and whimsical shoots by Mammut over the last few years. Here’s a video of the shot coming together.

Amazing Drone Photo of Nine Mountain Climbers atop a Swiss Mountain Peak

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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This Is What It Looks Like to Complete 5 Extreme Sports in 1 Hour

This Is What It Looks Like to Complete 5 Extreme Sports in 1 HourSYDNEY — There are extreme sportsmen, and there are extreme sportsmen.

Skydive athlete Chuck Berry now sits in the latter category, after completing five — yes, five — extreme activities in one hour.

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In this non-stop action video, Chuck tests out the latest offering in New Zealand for adrenaline junkies. The introduction of the world-first 5x1NZ pack in Queenstown means you can skydive, snowboard, mountain bike, bungy and jetboat, all within a single day.

Chuck laughed in the face of "one day" and squeezed the five activities into an action-packed 60 minutes for this epic video, filmed by director Justin McMillan.

"I’m used to jumping out of planes, but the idea of free-fall followed by boarding, biking, bungy and boats was enough to make my blood pump. As far as I know, no one else has ever done it and now anyone that’s mad enough can give it a go. I couldn’t take the smile off my face for days afterwards," Chuck said.

For the regular punter you can take a breath and take 24 hours to complete a tandem sky dive, downhill mountain bike trails, a jet boat trip, a bungy jump and a variety of ski pass options.



This Is What It Looks Like to Complete 5 Extreme Sports in 1 Hour

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Monday, September 29, 2014
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Matterhorn First-Ascent Route Lit Up

Matterhorn First-Ascent Route Lit UpTo mark the 150 year anniversary of the first accent of the Matterhorn a team of climbers from Swiss brand Mammut made a commemorative ascent. During their journey up the iconic mountain the team placing glowing red beacons along the route.


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Sunday, September 28, 2014
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This Stunning Time-Lapse Video Captures The Amazing Beauty Of The Northern Lights. Spectacular!

This Stunning Time-Lapse Video Captures The Amazing Beauty Of The Northern Lights. Spectacular!Some people are fortunate to live where the Aurora (Northern Lights) is a common sight. Photographer Kaspars Daleckis lives in Latvia and took this wonderful time lapse of the night sky filled with color and light!


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Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Camping Is One Thing, But What These People Are Doing? It's Just Crazy.

Camping in a forest or the mountains is one thing, but how about camping while suspended hundreds of feet above the ground in the Italian Alps? That's what this group of thrill seekers does every year, for fun.

Since 2012, the International Highline Meeting has happened annually in the Italian Alps. The gathering is composed of extreme athletes who are expert high wire walkers. In fact they have to be, because high wire walking is the only way they can get to their meeting spot every year.

Warning. If you're afraid of heights, then these photos might make you a bit squeamish.

Just a few of the high line thrill seekers taking a hammock break. One guy even brought a guitar.
Just a few of the high line thrill seekers taking a hammock break. One guy even brought a guitar. - Camping Is One Thing, But What These People Are Doing? It's Just Crazy.
Friday, September 26, 2014
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They Were Just Skiing When Their Beautiful Trip Turned Into A Rescue Mission.

Professional skier Peter Oswald expected to have a normal day when he travelled to New Zealand's Hector Mountains for a photo shoot. Or at least as normal of a day one can have where someone takes pictures of you flying down a mountain on two thin planks.

He would not, in fact, have a normal day. He didn't think much of the falling chunk of snow he saw sliding down the mountain until he noticed something different about the plunging powder: it was a sheep.

They Were Just Skiing When Their Beautiful Trip Turned Into A Rescue Mission.
Photo: Dan Power
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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This Hotel Has The Best View In The World... And You Can Stay There For Free!

Most people will shell out the big bucks in order to stay in a hotel with a gorgeous view. After all, vacations are so much better when you're inspired as soon as you wake up! Expensive, five-star hotels with unbeatable views, however, have nothing on this place. Not only does it have the best view, but it's also free.

There's just one tiny, itsy-bitsy catch: You have to get here... which is no small order.

Colleagues and family of Luca Vuernich built this nine-bed hotel atop the Alps in memory of the fallen climber.
Colleagues and family of Luca Vuernich built this nine-bed hotel atop the Alps in memory of the fallen climber. - This Hotel Has The Best View In The World... And You Can Stay There For Free!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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12 of the Strangest Weather-Related Photographs Ever Taken

8.) Snow rollers are a unique occurance that happen with JUST the right conditions. Fresh snow needs to fall, followed by high winds. Thanks to the wind, the snow rolls up on itself forming these unique structures. - 12 of the Strangest Weather-Related Photographs Ever TakenSometimes, nature is so awesome you can barely believe what you see. These are some of the most insane photographs ever taken because of weather-related phenomena. They range from cool to violent; one thing is certain, though. Weather and Mother Nature should be respected... and photographed.

1.) On the night of July 25, 1936, the town of Lincoln, Nebraska experienced the hottest night experienced in the United States (outside of the southwest). The temperature never dropped below 91°F in Lincoln. Without air-conditioning, people spent the night sleeping on the lawn of the state capital building in Lincoln.
1.) On the night of July 25, 1936, the town of Lincoln, Nebraska experienced the hottest night experienced in the United States (outside of the southwest). The temperature never dropped below 91°F in Lincoln. Without air-conditioning, people spent the night sleeping on the lawn of the state capital building in Lincoln. - 12 of the Strangest Weather-Related Photographs Ever Taken
Monday, September 22, 2014
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10 Things Every Skier Must Do Before They Die

Score first chair on a powder day: Scoring first chair on a powder day is a right of passage for all powderhounds. Make the most of it and send that big air!

10 Things Every Skier Must Do Before They DiePhoto: Vitek Ludvik

Ski Japan: Japan is the snowiest place on Earth. On the northern island of Hokkaido ski resorts average more than 550″ of super light powder each season. When you’re done skiing the thermal hot springs, delicious food and unique culture make for a one of a kind ski experience. Why would you not check it out?

Tune your own skis: Tuning your own skis is really not that hard and once you get the hang of it it can become quite enjoyable. First thing you should do is head to a solid local ski shop and ask the local bro what tools you need for a simple tune of your skis. Then watch some video on how best to do a tune (we like this one Doug Coombs, Quick And Painless Ski Tune). Tuning your own gear will not only help you keep ahead of your buddies it will also keep you mindful of the state of your gear.

Go Heli-skiing: There is nothing like the thrill of heli-skiing. A helicopter allows you to access terrain that would otherwise take you hours or even days to reach. We know it ain’t cheap, but you just gotta do it.

Get your Avalanche Level 1: You don’t need to be a backcountry junky to benefit from some basic avalanche safety. More and more we are seeing reports of inbound avalanches at ski resorts. An AIARE Avalanche Level 1 will help you make up your own mind when it comes to snow safety and might just save your ass.

“Summer Ski” below the equator: It has been said that you are not truly a hardcore ski bum until you give up a summer to go skiing. Your options are South America (Chile and Argentina) or Oceania (Australia and New Zealand). Both options are good ones but the wine, women and peaks of South America get our vote.

Eat it so hard you end up in the hospital: As the old saying goes “If you’re not falling you’re not trying.” As a skier you owe it to yourself to take at least one really hard digger that will put you in the hospital. Just don’t you go dying on me.

Ski in Europe: Europe is the birth place of the sport we all love. There are literally hundreds of different ski areas to choose from so it’s impossible to say which ski areas you should hit up, but Chamonix, Verbier and La Grave are all good places to start. If you are looking for a family trip, or a romantic getaway, you might want to check out the dolomites in Northern Italy.

Watch the following movies: Blizzard of Ahhhs, Hot Dog…The Movie, There’s Something About McConkey, Aspen Extreme, and oh yeah…. G.N.A.R.

Do a BN run: There is nothing quite like the feeling of skiing down a mountain butt naked.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Only The Ridiculously Brave (Or Insane) Would Attempt This Walk In The Alps.

This is certainly one way to burn off some of the chocolate you began gorging on as soon as you got to Switzerland. Sure, most of the calories will likely burn from complete and utter fear, but a workout's a workout. Beginning in November, those interested in taking an extreme trek through the Swiss Alps can do so on the Peak Walk, a 10,000 feet high walkway that features a partially glass floor and a long look at your life. To say that it's an intense trek would be like calling the Swiss Alps a series of hills. Take a look!

Oh, and one more thing, don't look down.
Oh, and one more thing, don't look down. - Only The Ridiculously Brave (Or Insane) Would Attempt This Walk In The Alps.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
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