Extreme Cliff Camping
Hanging precariously in tents off a jaw-dropping 1200 meter vertical cliff face wouldn’t be most people’s idea of the perfect camping trip. Chasing the longest and hardest - and probably most dangerous - wall climb ever attempted, is a challenge they rise to every day.Gordon Wiltsie, the photographer, said that this particular climb on Great Sail Peak in Canada was quite perilous. It was the Arctic spring, so melting snow on both the summit and a ledge midway up the cliff constantly sent rocks and chunks of ice flying down. “For serious big wall climbers, simply being this far off the ground isn’t scary or dangerous in itself.”
"Camping in the Portaledges is a lot less scary and dangerous than it is climbing outside of them. They’re pretty comfortable and you don’t actually see the drop below. I find it similar to sleeping into a regular tent. You’re always harnessed into a separate anchor from the tent so I felt quite safe unless I had to lean out to get food or supplies from our haul bags hanging outside." The amazing collection of images is part of an exhibit of work by Wiltsie at the Mountain Light Gallery in California.
a sphinx girl who’s absolute balls at riddles but fucking loves terrible puns
a traveler is blocked by a sphinx suddenly while going along a path. “what do bees brush their hair with?” she asks, and he’s FREAKING OUT, he’s going to get fucking eaten, didn’t the sphinx DIE, oh god what was the riddle, he knows this one oh shit he knows this one what was it, oh fuck, what the fuck
the sphinx narrows her eyes and bares her teeth a little. oh shit, the traveler thinks, oh shit he’s fucking dead.
the sphinx grins like a goddamn doofus and struggles to hold back laughter as she answers “a honeycomb”
Well after learning how apparently unqualified women are to write op-ed pieces, today we learn they’re not even worth quoting! And not even not quoted about just anything, just 31% of quotes about women’s rights are from women. Seriously? That one’s not even hard. Also, 12% of the quotes about abortion? Why bother asking anyone who has a chance of actually having one I guess. Ugh, the traditional news media can’t die soon enough.