The 20 photographs of the week
Climbers conquer a peak in Yosemite, activists protest in Mexico, the pope visits the Philippines and a sports final takes place in Texas – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week
Skinners is the Best Alternative to Heavy, Klunky Footwear - GetdatGadget
Skinners are the revolutionary ultra-portable footwear that you can roll up like socks but provide protection even from broken glass and durable enough even for a marathon.
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park - things to see near Vancouver, Canada - #WORKLAD
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park - things to see near Vancouver, Canada - January 14, 2015 - #WORKLAD
A Prosthetic Leg Designed Specifically for Rock Climbers
Kai Lin, a designer in Brooklyn, developed Klippa, a prosthetic leg for rock climbers. He designed it for American veterans who have lost legs, but would like to continue or take up climbing. Standard prosthetic legs are designed for walking and prove inadequate for the needs of climbers.To make Klippa a functional tool, Lin interviewed climbers and examined how their legs move. He determined that a climber's leg needs easily replaceable rubber, an elastic pivot point, and a small contact…
Via Ferrata, Italy and Austria
What it is: "Via Ferrata" is Italian for "Iron Road" and is a protected climbing route in the Alps, providing a steel cable for climbers to cross using a specific climbing kit. What makes it brutal: The cable that runs along the route offers both less challenging and absolutely impossible courses. The insane ones involve much longer hours to complete (over eight), steep and exposed terrain, and mind-boggling, dizzying heights.
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Omani mountains with their towering heights, rocky and steep slopes and rugged tracks constitute a challenge for any mountaineer. In Oman, there are several climbing areas and their diversity corresponds to the climber’s skill, as there are the paved paths for beginners and the very rugged for the more experienced climber. Wadi Ghool in A'Sharqiyah Region(Eastern Region) which rises to 300 metres provides an ideal spot for climbing. Jabal Misht remains the best location for mountain climbing…