Skier miraculously survives a 1,600 foot fall off the side of a mountain

The slope is impossibly steep and the snow looks fresh and it looks like the craziest line a skier can run through but one misstep and things can go real bad, real fast. That’s what happened to skier Ian McIntosh, who fell into a trench on one of his turns and then plummeted 1,600 feet in a free fall against the snowy… »11/12/15 3:20pm11/12/15 3:20pm


Video: A totally stunning aerial tour of forests and mountains

I’m a city person. I like buildings and bridges and streets and corners. I like angles and materials and signs and lights. But even I can let my jaw hang throughout this entire video about forests and mountains. The aerial video filmed by Earth Porn Films starts with the greenery of Alberta, Canada and transforms into… »8/18/15 9:15pm8/18/15 9:15pm

Watching Patagonia's sky fill up with clouds is so beautifully ominous

This whole timelapse video, Patagonia 8K by Timestorm Films, is totally worth watching in its entirety just to see the landscapes of southern Chile and Argentina but I especially enjoy the clip right above where the scattered clouds dance and merge together to form a dense layer that completely blocks out the sky. You… »8/03/15 8:45pm8/03/15 8:45pm

This bike rider riding along the side of the mountain is defying gravity

Here is Michal Kollbek harnessing his inner mountain goat and riding the White Line in Sedona, Arizona. It looks like a flat surface—that is, the wrong kind of flat surface that's next to you like a wall and not under you like the road— he's riding on and him not slipping down the steep slide is totally defying the… »3/12/15 9:07pm3/12/15 9:07pm

These Underwater Mountains Are More Dangerous Than They Look

The ocean can look enormously peaceful, like a postcard sent from heaven by someone on Xanax. Under the surface, things aren't nearly so calm and picturesque. And on the coast of North Africa, the U.K.'s Royal Navy found another salty hazard: Two previously unmapped underwater mountains, jutting up from the seabed. »1/21/15 10:26am1/21/15 10:26am

Pilot lands airplane in the middle of a forest way up in the mountains

That's some serious skill. Not only is the plane landing in the mountains, it's also in the middle of the forest. Not only is it in the middle of the forest but the runway is incredibly narrow. Not only is the runway narrow but it's a bumpy ass strip of dirt too. So yeah. That is some serious skill. »11/07/14 8:35pm11/07/14 8:35pm

How an Ancient Mountain Range Made NYC's Skyscrapers Possible

Way back in the day—like really way back, 400 million years ago—Manhattan was covered in a different kind of towering behemoth: Mountains, as tall as the Alps. And though those peaks are long gone, it turns out that we owe a lot to them. In fact, they're the foundation upon which NYC's skyscrapers are built. »6/27/14 12:20pm6/27/14 12:20pm

Holy cow, I can't believe this dude snowboarded down this snow wall

You see that speck at the top of the mountain? That's snowboarder Matt Annetts standing on top of a 3600 feet tall mountain face that's so steep it looks completely vertical. And he's going to snowboard down the whole damn thing. And you get to watch him. And yeah, it's nuts. Breath evaporatingly nuts. »2/28/14 10:03pm2/28/14 10:03pm