A few stories that I saw posted on Outdoorsfile…
Here’s one about a man who free climbed the Eiger in Switzerland (a fear in itself), then BASE jumped off for a short parachute ride down. The link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/active/7611481/Adventurer-climbs-Eiger-and-leaps-off.html
Heck of a feat, especially since the guy was using a chute he made himself. As for me? No thanks. I’d rather use ropes and gear and scale back down.
Another story, this time tragic: A backcountry snowboarder in Montana apparently triggered an avalanche, survived that, but later died from his injuries while trying to hike out. A hard lesson of the dangers of backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Here’s a link: http://www.missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/article_7c68eb8c-4cb6-11df-8fed-001cc4c002e0.html
I picked these stories up from a website called Outdoorsfile. Good site the check out for news about skiing/boarding, hiking, climbing, biking , kayaking and all other things outdoors. The site: http://www.outdoorsfile.com/