“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
Rodeo is one of the few applied sports. In it, real men demonstrate the skills that a cowboy needs in everyday work. The only exception is riding a bull.
While traveling through the Australian outback – the outback – we were endlessly bothered by minor troubles: either the radiator was boiling, or the wheels were breaking. However, the wheels in this area are the same consumables as water, and several reserves are a necessary attribute of any trip. The prospect of staying with punctured wheels in a deserted desert at a temperature of + 50 ° C is not a pleasant one: in huge spaces only occasionally there are single farms. We stopped by one – ask about the wheels (we already used our spare wheel), spend the night and get water. John, the owner of the farm, turned out to be the cutest person. He allowed him to rummage in his barn in search of wheels of the Continue reading
1999 year. Competitions of the most desperate people on the planet in everything that, one way or another, can be called extreme sports. On the ground, in the air, on the water – with the help of wheels, boards of various modifications, engines and just a pair of skis – each of the participants tries to prove to the opponent that his passion for risk is several dimensions higher than the others. And that the most dangerous and, possibly, crazy action (trick, feint, trick) is yet to come. This is X-Games – and there is no place for weaklings and cowards! Just 31-year-old American skateboarder Tony Hawke forever imprinted his personal data in the history of extreme entertainment. From the 11th attempt, he nevertheless obeyed the extremely complicated number, which was called the Indy 900 among skateboarders. The essence of it is to jump on a ramp and be able to complete a revolution of 900 degrees around itself. It’s hard to even imagine, not what to accomplish. And it happened in a person with a height of 191 cm! Bravo, Tony! Continue reading