What This Daredevil Recorded During An Avalanche Made My Heart Stop!

What This Daredevil Recorded During An Avalanche Made My Heart Stop!What happens in the clip below is definitely going to shock you. This just goes to show that the buddy system works both in your school years and as an adult, too.

While riding his snowmobile, it looks as though this man got caught up in an unsuspecting avalanche and was quickly buried under the snow. Just watching this makes my heart beat faster! Thankfully, a quick-thinking friend saw what went down and pulled him up to safety.

And, while you can’t hear the man in this video, you can see everything that happens, including him going underwater for a few short seconds. It almost gave me an anxiety attack! I couldn’t imagine what would happen to this man if his friend never followed him from behind. And to think that it was all caught on tape, too! This video is simply amazing.


Source: Little Things
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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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He Built A Tunnel Through The Snow. Where It Ends? BRILLIANT!

He Built A Tunnel Through The Snow. Where It Ends? BRILLIANT!He was trapped in snow that was piled so high, it went over his head. Instead of plowing or shoveling it, he built a snow tunnel. To where? It’s as brilliant as the invention of the light bulb.

To see where this snow tunnel ends, watch the video below.


Source: Little Things
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Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Travel With My Photographs Of The French Alps

The Lautaret pass - Travel With My Photographs Of The French AlpsI’m a self-taught amateur photographer living near the Alps, France. These mountains have always inspired me. I love their epic landscapes, the contrasts between the rock, snow and the colors of the trees.

As I don’t live far away, I often have the opportunity to spend days hiking. The Alps offer a wide variety of landscapes, among the highlands, valleys with waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, etc.

The best time for me to make my photographs are the evening, when the sun colors the clouds and make their way between the mountains.

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Long lake - Travel With My Photographs Of The French Alps
Friday, April 24, 2015
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Chandra Taal – Lake of the Moon in the Himalayas, India

Also known as the Lake of the Moon, the gorgeous natural wonder is found in the Spiti Valley, which sprawls across India and neighbors Tibet. It is situated high in the mountains – however even at an altitude of 4 300 m (14 100 ft) it is quite often visited by the hikers and campers.

It is said that traders from Tibet have discovered the lake – they would set a camp here and rest before continuing their trip. As for the name, it stems from the lake’s crescent shape and blue color, which however shifts depending on the sky. Just like the Moon, which changes its shape! Chandra Bhaga mountain range surrounds the lake, thus creating a breathtaking backdrop.

Why to go there?: The valley is a popular tourist destination – it offers numerous amazing views and hiking trails. Meanwhile the lake is an indeed beautiful feature of Spiti.
When to go there?: From late May to early October. For the rest of the year the lake is frozen and the path becomes inaccessible.
How to get there?: On foot from Kunzum Pass or Batal.

Chandra Taal – Lake of the Moon in the Himalayas, India
Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Svalbard – the Northernmost Settlement on Earth, Norway

A Norwegian archipelago is located in the Arctic Sea and is the northernmost settlement on Earth. Since the 17th century the islands were inhabited and used by the whale hunters. Today coal mining and fishing have been keeping the archipelago populated as they are the main branches of economy. As well as tourism.

There are numerous all year round activities on the islands. Various expeditions, that include kayaking, hiking, dog sledding, skiing, horseback riding, driving a snowmobile, enable to explore extraordinary nature of Svalbard. There are also glaciers and ice caves to discover in this land of permanent snow. Visitors also get to see the Arctic animals like Polar bears, seals and whales.

Why to go there?: This is indeed a unique place to visit. Tourist facilities are very well developed and one can hire a guide, a transportation and get on a tour around this Arctic wonder. It is also a popular research destination, that attracts scientists from all around the world.
When to go there?: Every season has its own distinctive spirit. The Polar Night takes place from December to February – Aurora Borealis can be seen at this time.
How to get there?: There are direct flights from Oslo – three times a week in winter and even more often in summer. The Airport shuttle picks up visitors and takes them to various accommodations.

Svalbard – the Northernmost Settlement on Earth, Norway
Photo: Stuart Chape
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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A Luxurious Retreat in the Swiss Alps – the Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland

A Luxurious Retreat in the Swiss Alps – the Cambrian Hotel, SwitzerlandSituated in the Swiss Alps, the luxurious hotel has some stunning views. The Cambrian offers award-winning SPA and “New Alpine” cuisine, which blends traditional dishes with the new flavors.

The Cambrian promises, that its guests leave rejuvenated and relaxed. Therefore, not only skiers stay here, but people, who seek a cozy retreat. The heated infinity pool, directed straight to the mountains is especially exciting, letting to enjoy your swim, admire the views and breathe the fresh Alpine air.

Why to go there?: The hotel grants a great stay; the Bernese Oberland ski resorts are around.
How to get there?: By car drive motorway A6 Berne-Spiez, main road for Frutigen-Adelboden. The train goes here from Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Netherlands and Switzerland.
Useful information: Make reservations at the restaurant before dining.

A Luxurious Retreat in the Swiss Alps – the Cambrian Hotel, Switzerland
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
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Guy Captures Crazy Close-Up Footage After Getting Caught in Tornado’s Path

Guy Captures Crazy Close-Up Footage After Getting Caught in Tornado’s PathOn 9 April 2015 a powerful EF-4 tornado barrelled through northern Illinois. Sam Smith, a businessman from North Carolina, was travelling from Minnesota to Indianapolis when he got caught in the tornado’s path.

Smith says he had never experienced this type of weather so wasn’t sure what the safest course of action was. He decided to remain parked under a bridge until the tornado pass and thankfully he was okay. Smith documented the harrowing experience on his phone.


Source: Twisted Sifter
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Friday, April 17, 2015
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They Ski Down Something Most People Stay AWAY From… And The Footage Is Truly Scary.

They Ski Down Something Most People Stay AWAY From… And The Footage Is Truly Scary.Cruising down a mountain covered in fresh white powder in a blaze of glory is a feeling that cannot be fully understood by those who have never tried it. Skiing is the ultimate winter thrill, a heart-pumping thrill, and some damn good exercise. But what if you tried to ski down a mountain without any snow on it.

These extreme skiers have taken the sport to the next level by option for an ash and dirt covered volcano instead of a snowy slope. You might think they're out of their minds - but just wait until you see the video.


Source: JukinVideo Via LifeBuzz
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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The Aleutian Islands – Adventurous Destination Between Russia and the USA

This is truly a very unusual and unique place on Earth! 14 big and 55 small volcanic islands are sprawled across the northern part of the Pacific Ocean between Alaska and Kamchatka, occupying a vast area of 17 666 km² (6 821 sq mi). There are 57 volcanoes that are part of the Ring of Fire – an active seismic area.

Scientists believe that this belt of islands served as a bridge for the first American settlers. Today over 8 000 people live on the islands. The main income comes from fishing, since the environment is not suitable for agriculture. Also the U.S. military present on the islands contributes to the economy as well.

Why to go there?: This is a place for an adventurous traveler to go once in a lifetime! There are museums, that provide an insight into the history of this recluse community – there are 9 000 years old archeological findings, that prove humans lived here for that long. Besides the unspoiled nature provides an unforgettable experience and numerous outdoor activities – from hiking, kayaking and bird as well as wildlife watching to skiing and even surfing.
When to go there?: The oceanic climate is humid and the temperatures are moderate. One can go all year round – summers are warm and winters are not too cold.
How to get there?: By the Alaska Marine Highway from Alaska. Also there is an air and a ferry service from USA.

The Aleutian Islands – Adventurous Destination Between Russia and the USA
Photo: Chris Burkard
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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The Ruth Glacier, in Denali National Park

The Ruth Glacier, in Denali National Park and Preserve in the U.S. state of Alaska, covers an enormous area in the heart of the central Alaska Range. Located about 3 miles vertically below the summit of Mt. McKinley, it catches all the snow that falls on the southeast side of the mountain, and as the accumulated snow and ice that makes up the glacier slides down the slope, it get squeezed through a one-mile-wide bottleneck of what is called the Great Gorge.

The Great Gorge is one of the most spectacular gorges on earth. It runs for a length of 16 km and drops almost 2,000 feet over the distance, creating a grade that forces the Ruth Glacier to descend at an impressive pace of a meter a day. On either side of the gorge are solid granite cliffs that tower 5,000 feet above the glacier's surface. The depth of the ice within the gorge is more than 3,800 feet. If the ice were to melt tomorrow, it could create an abyss 2.6 km deep or more than one-half times deeper than the Grand Canyon.

The Ruth Glacier, in Denali National Park
Photo: Alaska.org
Saturday, April 11, 2015
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How This Wild Red Fox Hunts For Mice In The Deep Snow Is Amazing

HowThis footage of a wild red fox hunting in the deep snow is fascinating! How he detects and catches the mice hiding under 3 feet of snow is even more amazing.

As the narrator in the video explains, the red fox pinpoints field mice buried deep beneath the snow using his sensitive hearing and the magnetic field of the North Pole! Scientists believe foxes can home in to the earth’s magnetic field, much like a targeting system, to plot their trajectory. They also discovered that foxes that hunt along the northern axis are far more successful in catching prey than when they face other directions!

That’s pretty incredible. It gives me an entirely new appreciation of this clever canine!


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015
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