Get your bucket lists out – you may need to make an addition today. Chris Mautino is a professional adventure guide (coolest job title ever) and an avid waterman – he once paddled the Sea of Cortez alone, on a 52-day journey. I couldn’t even commit to the Atkins Diet for 52 days.
He and the Alaskan outfitters company, Liquid Adventures, run these incredible stand-up paddle tours through Bear Glacier, and the photos are stunning. Despite sounding like a company that runs booze cruises for Spring Breakers, Liquid Adventures brings this week’s moment of zen …AFTER THE JUMP!
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I’m going to go ahead and call it – this is going to make my list of favorite videos of 2014.
It’s like this: 7 dudes in the Mexican jungle are hunting the perfect waterfall. When I tell you that the POV shots of them kayaking through rough waters and being launched over waterfalls is breathtaking, I mean just that. You will stop breathing. This is so sumptuously filmed that you’ll imagine you feel the jungle mist on your face.
I give you this week’s Moment of Zen – Cascada. Makes me want to get out from behind this desk!
(I recommend viewing in full screen here.)
Favorite line – “Athletes, artists – the line between the two is gone now.”
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There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who will walk on tightropes 7,000 feet above the ground and those who won’t. I give you one guess which kind I am. Still I am so fascinated by thrill-seekers – maybe even a little jealous of their chutzpah (though, on the flipside, I could probably crush them in any kind of timed eating contest).
Check out the gorgeous video from Slack & Run, a group of slackliners, who scaled the jagged rocks of La Réunion and then walked between them on what was essentially a long seatbelt. (Their video sort of reminded me of these incredible action photos.)
There’s a subtle thumping in the soundtrack of the video, but I gotta be honest, at times I thought it was my own heart beating out of my chest.
Does anyone else think these guys don’t look old enough to be out without a babysitter?!
Would you do this?
(via The Huffington Post)