On Nanga Parbat, the 9th tallest mountain in the world, 11 climbers were murdered for their money. Article here. (That's one of the reasons I'm not going there this year. Another reason is cost. Oh, and the time needed to travel. Oh, and one other reason, I'd have to rough it.)
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Four guys were arrested driving a car with a swimming pool inside. "German police say a motorcycle cop couldn't believe his eyes when he saw four men, including the driver, splashing about in the open-top BMW..."
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
"A few days Ago Felipe (guide at Devils Tower) just free soloed Walt Bailey on Devils Tower, in 6 minutes (about 170 ft of fingers and hands), then run through the 4th class trash in 5 min to make the summit in a total of 11 min. He's the man....Felipe beat Todd Skinners previous record of 18 min to the summit." (This is from a posting on meetup.com.)
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Our canoes were surrounded by Beluga whales on our last day of canoeing into Hudson Bay. When they swam by they'd turn sideways to get their eye close to the surface and see who we were. In the video you can see the horseflies as well as the whales. Their breathing sounded like a bunch of old men who were running up a hill.
The day before, a big white rock in the middle of the Churchill River, turned out to be a mother Polar bear and her cub cooling off in the heat.
The tundra was full of bogs with quicksand-like mud.