Dean Potter is an incredible person. A solo climber, a climber, a climber, a base jumper, a highliner, as well as a baseball player. This person is known to everyone who is keen on extreme sports.
Born in the USA. He began to climb as a child. Slackline tried at a fairly young age (in 2003). He devoted the whole of 2003 to base jumping. His father served in the army and therefore Dean and his friend climbed into the closed territory for the military. He did not start applying insurance right away; at first he was without it. It was made from improvised materials. Not far from their house was a rock, on which he constantly went. The boy carefully concealed his hobbies from his parents. Dean’s situation with the university was not so good, and after 3 semesters he left him and devoted his life to climbing.
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For Lizzy Hawker, athletes from Britain, long races can be called the meaning of her life. In this sport, she is considered one of the best in the history of running. Imagine how you can run without stopping for three days. That’s how much and even slightly longer one of the athlete’s marathons lasted when she ran 199 miles, starting from a mountain camp located on Everest (5361 m above sea level) and ending in Kathmandu.
Lizzy Hawker is a multiple award-winning long distance runner. The athlete believed that if something has already begun, then it must be brought to the end, and to do it better than others. So she won the most difficult races, leaving behind her the most famous world athletes. Continue reading
How long has Chomolungma become a magnet for climbers? – Oddly enough, this sounds, but Dzhomolungme “old” is only 130 years old. More precisely, from the moment when “the mother of the gods of the earth” (the name is translated from Tibetan) was recognized as the highest peak of the planet. In the last century, methods for measuring heights were not so perfect, and until 1852 the Jomolungma was considered … only the fifteenth largest mountain. So it was listed on the maps: “Peak XV.”
Attempts to conquer Chomolungma, or Everest, began in 1921. But only in 1953 on May 29, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherp Norgay Tenzing reached the highest point in the world – 8848 meters above sea level. Now there are more than a hundred conquerors of Everest. About the same as astronauts on Earth. This has its own symbolism. “Mountain space”, in principle, is as harsh and inaccessible as cosmic space … Continue reading