Going Down Through the Door to Hell

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In the charming countryside of gaseous Turkmenistan sits a fiery crater that was created 40 years ago upon the collapse and subsequent burning of a Soviet gas-drilling rig. No one had dared to enter the inferno until 2013, when extreme adventurer George Kourounis rapelled in. This is his story

Discoveries

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Things previously hidden or unknown

A functional, 500-year old tunnel was recently uncovered on a previously unknown mile-long stretch of the Inca Road. It’s being heralded as “one of the finest examples of Inca engineering.

A fossilized 10 Million-Year-Old stegomastodon skull was found by attendees to a bachelor party in a remote area of Elephant Butte State Park in New Mexico.

Scientists may have found evidence of Earth’s underground ocean

Animals are able to experience carnal pleasure

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Connecticut Police searching woods on a report of child screaming instead found a missing parrot in a tree. It had been saying “daddy, daddy, daddy” over and over again.

A Tribute to Discomfort

Cory Richards, adventure photographer

The Origin of Bungee Jumping

The Jump is a fun short documentary by Alex Sutherland that features unearthed vhs footage from the first jumps and profiles the extreme activities ballsy overlooked creator, Chris Sigglekow.

Escape From An Icy Grave

Last week in Nepal, Dr. John All fell 70 feet down an icy crevasse while conducting climate research on Mount Himlung in the Himalayas. Luckily he lived, and had his camera with him to document his struggle back to the surface.

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Evel Comes to Cooperville

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A new photo book surrounding Evel Knieval’s 1972 trip to Cooperville, Oklahoma.

Available through Done to Death Publications

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Printables

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In Deep by Burkhard Bilger

The dark and dangerous world of extreme cavers.

Climbing to the Top of Second Tallest Building in the World

No thanks.

via, gizmodo

Falling To Earth POV

Red Bull Stratos “through the eyes of Felix Baumgartner.”

We Hit A Rough Patch

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12 sew-on patches designed by Peter Sutherland that were made in Nepal. The ‘Everest Base Camp’ tee is tight too.

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23,688ft. BASE Jump Off Mt. Everest

Red Bull sponsored, obviously.

Printables

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Naked Joe: The True Story of ‘Nature Man’ Joseph Knowles by Bill Donahue

“One hundred years ago, Joe Knowles stripped down to his jockstrap, said goodbye to civilization, and marched off into the woods to prove his survival skills. He was the reality star of his day. For eight weeks, rapt readers followed his adventures in the Boston Post, for whom he was filing stories on birch bark. When he finally staggered out of the wild, looking like a holdover from the Stone Age, he returned home to a hero’s welcome. That’s when things got interesting.”

via, pageturner

Fried Tarantula

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One of the many strange delicacies that were served at the 109th annual dinner of the Explorers Club. They ate goat penis as well.

Falling Off A Mountain in First Person

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These days nothing goes undocumented.

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