On January 15th, 2014 Alex Honnold made the first-ever free solo ascent of El Sendero Luminoso, a 1500-foot big wall in Monterrey, Mexico, rated 5.12d. This is a raw, slo-mo clip from his climb of pitch 7, 5.12a. Footage shot by Cedar Wright, Renan Ozturk, and SkySight RC.
The Snowmule backpack($115+) has an extra pair of hands for pulling the children along. Good idea. "Available in 15 and 25 liter capacities, the Snowmule packs can be used to carry a set of skis and a set of poles. And at the bottom of the pack are a set of stashable tow ropes with handles that can be used to pull a couple of 100 pound passengers behind you."
Artist Patrick Dean's illustrated work "My Half Assed Cosplay Ideas", on his Tumblr blog, showcases his ideas for cosplay outfits that anyone on a budget can easily craft with stuff that they have at home. Cool. More images jump more.
The Spark SPI sleeping bag from Sea, the entire sleeping bag can be folded, rolled, and compressed into a ball of sorts that fits right in the palm of your hand. It’s comfortable, as it’s packed with 850+ loft goose down in an ultralight 10D shell. Thee Spark SPI is available online for $390.
Rik Baker's 3D printed Popeye Sculpture, the result is awesome! "Here is a 3D print of my Popeye which I originally modeled 7 years ago. Hard to believe that it's been 7 years. Anyways not quite finished with him I took a photo to see how he was looking and to help decide what more needs to be done to him and thought that I would share it with you. I printed this on my Maker Bot which I bought recently at a charity event auction. I didn't really expect to be able to get good printouts of my ZBrush models but I figured that it would be fun to play with. I must admit that I am surprised with what you can get with a printer of this price. Mind you I had to do a lot of cleanup,probably should have done more but , still for something in this price range not to shabby. Everything was printed except for the collar and the pipe stem. I'll do a little more work on him and take some better photos."