“A clever man will not go uphill – a clever mountain will go around” – the proverb is not about climbers. These guys just climb the peaks in order to emphasize their enviable qualities. Climbers became the same romantic heroes as astronauts or pilots with submariners. The sporting essence of mountaineering is to overcome obstacles – altitude, terrain, weather – on the way to the top. Of course, in the mountains no one climbs the race, but there are daredevils who want to be higher and faster.
There are several varieties of mountaineering. The first is rock climbing. Climbing usually takes place where there is no snow and ice. The heights are small, there is no oxygen starvation. You can not take a lot of warm clothes with you and go in light rocky shoes. Continue reading
There are individuals in the world of sports, cinema or music who are admired for their actions. Such can safely be attributed to the red-haired guy – Sean Roger White. He is rightfully the best snowboarder in the world and the Olympic champion. For the appearance and style of riding a guy began to be called – Flying Tomato.
Sean was born into a family of a waitress and a plumber in September 1986 in California (USA). The family constantly moved from one place to another and lived in a van. The only entertainment they could afford was skiing on the slopes of the mountains. The guy’s parents fanatically loved snowboarding, although at that time this sport did not bring any income. They allowed the boy not to go to school and train hard, believing that with the help of the board their son would get rich. Continue reading
There are not many true skyrunners in the world for 2019. This sport is not common for a huge audience of people. Its goal is to conquer mountain peaks and hills at a speed. That is, athletes in the literal sense of the word rise to a height in order to fix time in the future. Skyrunning involves precisely the speed of movement of a person on the ground. Kilian Jornet Burgada is a prominent representative of this sport.
It came at the beginning of 1999. It was then that Kilian first became acquainted with mountaineering. And the following year he became a participant in the race for the Spanish Cup La Molina. Even then, the young man showed himself from the very best side, eliminating a different opinion about the unpreparedness and lack of stamina. By the way, already in 2001 the first offers on professional sports followed. Continue reading