Elisabeth Malloy, a 43-year-old Utah skier, was swallowed up by an avalanche on Sunday, but lived to tell the tale thanks to avy preparation, cool thinking, and the quick reactions of her ski partner and rescue services.
While skiing in the mountains east of Salt Lake with her boyfriend, 30-year-old Adam Morrey, Malloy triggered a 700-foot-wide avalanche, which engulfed them both.
Malloy said it felt like a water slide as she slid face first on her stomach down the mountain in the avalanche. ... Read More
And for your daily dose of Lance news: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially stripped Lance Armstrong of his road time trial medal from the 2000 Olympic Games. The IOC has asked the disgraced cyclist to return the medal.
Rather than awarding his medal to the fourth-place finisher, Abraham Olano Manzano, the IOC plans to leave Armstrong's spot vacant. The decision is a departure from the IOC's stance in August, when the committee awarded Tyler Hamilton's 2004 gold to Vyaches... Read More
A Colorado man who left his dog on top of a 14er last August was sentenced on Wednesday to a year of probation and 30 hours of community service. Anthony Ortolani pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of animal cruelty last October for leaving his German shepherd mix Missy near the summit of Mt. Bierdstadt for over a week after the weather turned during a hike.
The 112-pound dog was later found by hikers Scott and Amanda Washburn, who assembled an eight-person team to rescue the dog. When... Read More
A father and his two sons died from exposure while hiking on the Ozark Trail in southern Missouri on Saturday.
David Decareaux, 36, his sons, Dominic, 10, and Grant, 8, and their yellow lab had started out around midday, when temperatures were in the low 60s. After a few hours, temperatures dropped into the 20s and rain fell heavily. Police said that at some point the group made a wrong turn and the sun's light began to fade.
The trio tried to make their way back to the lodge on thei... Read More
Men, you are in luck. Women, you are not, because Axe is sending 22 men—men—from around the world into outer space. In a bizarre and slightly pitiful advert starring 82-year-old Apollo 11 runner-up Buzz Aldrin, Axe announced the opportunity to "leave a man ... and come back a hero."
According to Wired’s Tim Bailey:
From January 9 through February 3, guys in the U.S. can enter to win a “bonus” ticket to space as a celebration of Axe’s decision to spend mil... Read More