2011. Ocean coast of Portugal. A surrealistic picture worthy of the brush of the best masters of this genre – a huge wave 24 meters high rushes to land at a speed of 50 km / h, and a tiny human figure is visible on its crest, gliding across the thickness of water on a funny plaque. A moment – and the stranger flies down the steep, changeable wall, so that after a while, as if nothing had happened, appear on the shore with a broad smile on his tanned face. Let me introduce – this is Garrett McNamara, a surfer with pronounced extreme inclinations, and just now, he has set a world achievement, which will soon be fixed on the pages of the Guinness Book of Records! 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
This person is still considered one of, and maybe the coolest climber. The most interesting thing is that he is not a professional athlete, but he does it more for pleasure. Passed many of the most difficult paths on the rocks, and also opened new ones.
This talent was born in California, in a city called Santa Cruz. This happened in 1981 on April 23rd. In his hometown was a climbing wall, a kind of simulator for climbers, which he began to walk at the age of 12. He immediately began to experience success in this sport, and by the age of 14 he had overtaken both peers and older children in his skills. This was immediately reflected in his first victory in the bouldering tournament. At that time, Chris was still 14 years old. After only a year, he managed to overcome the most difficult route in the USA (8c +), called Necessary Evil. Continue reading