Three South American climbers completed a new free route up the north face of Patagonia's Fitz Roy peak, climbing 30 pitches in a three-day, alpine-style push.
Flavio Daflon and Sergio Tatari of Brazil and Luciano Fiorenza of Argentina joined forces to put up Samba do Leao, which includes 28 new pitches, some as hard as 5.11b.
Fiorenza, a 29-year-old mountain guide, is one of Argentina's most prominent first ascensionists, with new climbs on Cerro Catedral, Cochamó, and others to his ... Read More
A 30-year-old 2012 London Marathon participant who collapsed and died a mile before the finish line is said to have had a banned energy drink in her water bottle.
Authorities are now saying that Claire Squires had Jack3d in her water bottle during the race. While it is unknown whether or not she drank it as planned after mile 15, doctors believe that it could have contributed to her death.
Prof. William McKenna of the University College London hospitals trust, who reviewed Squires' medical ... Read More
A search and rescue team has located the downed plane that disappeared over Antarctica last week and has determined that the three people on board could not have survived the crash.
Pilot Bob Heath and passengers Mike Denton and Perry Andersen were all killed outright.
Gadling described the circumstances surrounding the aircraft's disappearance:
The plane was making a routine supply run from the South Pole to an Italian base located near Terra Nova Bay last Thursday when it went down, immedi... Read More
What is there left to do after you break a world record, except break it again? Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara, who in 2011 rode a 78-foot swell to claim the record for largest wave surfed, may have broken the record a second time. McNamara traveled to the coast near Nazare, Portugal, where he caught a wave reported to be around 100 feet.
The claim, however, has yet to be verified. Measuring a wave’s precise height is quite difficult and the only evidence is strictly visual. McNamara&... Read More
Olympian Lolo Jones won a gold medal this weekend for the United States, but it wasn't on the track. Jones won in the combined bobsled-skeleton team event at the world championships in Switzerland on Sunday. This is her first gold in her new sport.
Jones served as brakewoman for Elana Meyers in the women's bobsled portion of the event. The competition combined the times of the two-man bobsled and men's and women's skeleton. The team edged Germany by 0.24 seconds. Noelle Pikus-Pace led the U.S... Read More