Do you paraglide to work?

Do you paraglide to work?

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the geography and climate make it possible to paraglide all year long in Vercorin. Which is why the tiny village in Switzerland is known as a paraglider’s paradise. Some people even commute to work attached to their gliders. We take to the sky with local resident Marie Glassey and her dog/co-pilot Maya to see why this form of transportation and recreation is so popular. #Paraglide #Switzerland #Commute

Do one thing every day that scares you #3

Do one thing every day that scares you #3

[business insider]

Are you brave enough to ride the Jebel Jais Flight zipline? Book your ride HERE

The world’s longest zipline has opened in UAE. The “Jebel Jais Flight” measures over 1.7 miles long, beating the previous record holder “The Monster” which measures 1.5 miles.

To put the length of the zipline into perspective, it’s longer than the Golden Gate Bridge and the same length as 29 Big Bens stacked on top of each other.

The zipline will send users at travel speeds of up to 90 mph, making it the ultimate thrill seeker experience.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

The world’s longest zipline
The Jebel Jais Flight
It’s located on the highest mountain
Over 1.7 miles long
Vertically stacked
Travel up to 90mph
Land on a suspended platform
Extremely safe
A Guinness world record
To ensure that we the safest product

Is your bike ready for the snow?

Is your bike ready for the snow?

Business Insider UK

This mod will make your bike ready for the slopes!

It’s made by Fat Bike Skis. It replaces the front wheel of the bike with a ski, making them much better suited to snow. The ski prevents the bike from skidding or doing an ‘endo’.

Braking is controlled by the rear tyre, or by steering side to side. The mod can be fitted to most bikes. You just remove the front wheel and clip the ski on.

The company believes they have finally perfected the design, and it is going into production. It will cost around £630, and be available March 2018.  Preorders available HERE

 

 

Do one thing every day that scares you #2

Do one thing every day that scares you #2

[ikea belgium]

A wireless bungee jump? Is it already possible? One thing is certain, it looks so real that everyone will surely go along with this story of the first wireless bungee jump. Now in theory, it could even be possible according to physics experts. 

The 3-minute mockumentary shows that the era of “wireless” is finally here. Yes, now everything is wireless, and even bungee jumping may soon be done without the  elastic attachment. In the meantime, IKEA launches an intelligent system allowing you to wirelessly charge your smartphone. No more hassle with wires, all you do is lay your smartphone on the wireless charger, beautifully incorporated in IKEA furniture. [DDB]

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

Combine extreme sports with science

 A wireless bungee jump

 A team of scientist

 Here’s the story

 We work with magnets

 They attract each other

 We are going to do the reverse

 Four dishes which will convert the electricity into a strong magnetic field

 The bungee jumper

 It will look like he is doing a bungee jump

 The guy who is will to do it

 In theory everything should work

 The big day

 Jumping without a wire

 Damien is ready

 You did it

 It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world

 Wireless charging today

 

Sometimes you have to fall before you fly

Sometimes you have to fall before you fly

 

[Jean-Baptiste Chandelier]
Secret Nation – Tonight
Days run, nights fall away
Street lights guiding me
They show me the way
 Ooh ooh ooh
Take my hand I’ll lead you home
Escape our fame and walk alone
Turn down the lights tonight
The moon’s our guide
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight
Let’s run from the dawn
Before it knows we are gone
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight
Let’s get lost, ignore the signs
On streets of black and white
Let’s color in these lights
Ooh ooh ooh
A heart run wild
Knows no end
A love untied
Will rise again
Turn down the lights tonight
The moon’s our guide
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight
Let’s run from the dawn
Before it knows we are gone
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight
Turn down the lights tonight
The moon’s our guide
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight
Let’s run from the dawn
Before it knows we are gone
We dance, we sing, we live
We love tonight

 

 

To the ends of the Earth

To the ends of the Earth

 

“My biggest fear in life is regret. I follow my curiosity, my instinct, as it tells me to go to the ends of the earth. There’s an insatiable desire in me to explore with a camera in hand to try and capture a fleeting moment that encapsulates the soul of that place”  Meet Canon Master and extreme sports photographer Krystle Wright  HERE

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • My biggest fear in life is regret
  • Try and capture a fleeting moment
  • Adventure sports photographer
  • It’s a lifestyle that I live and breathe
  • Photography changed my perception of the world
  • Hanging off cliffs
  • Trudging through the rain
  • Capture something unique
  • You can call me a nomad
  • Seeking out what lies over the next horizon
  • Adventure is best shared with friends
  • I’m a blend of inspiration, creativity and insanity
  • Frozen to the core that even my bones felt cold
  • There is risk to what I do
  • But why? Because it makes me feel alive
  • If you follow what you love it will not lead you astray
  • It continues to be one incredible life with no regrets
Do one thing every day that scares you

Do one thing every day that scares you

[world of free sports]

Victoria Falls Highline

Almost exactly 159 years after the Scottish missionary David Livingstone discovered the Victoria Falls as the first European, Reinhard Kleindl and Lukas Irmler were able to become the first to cross the almost 100m wide gorge in front of the world´s biggest waterfall – on a Slackline. 

Visit Reinhard HERE

Visit Lukas HERE

 

I will remember that moment for the rest of my life

I will remember that moment for the rest of my life

[Great big story]

“Emma Dahlström and Jesper Tjäder are both professional free-skiers who compete on the Swedish National Ski Team. In their careers, the pair has travelled around the world to ski some of the steepest, iciest and gnarliest slopes. But they had never experienced anything like the sheer vertical madness they took on during a recent trip to Peru. There, they shredded the sandy hillsides of Huacachina and Cerro Blanco—the highest sand dune in the world.” Visit Emma’s Instagram account HERE and Jesper’s HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The biggest sand dune in the world
  • 400 Feet of vertical drop until you get to the bottom
  • A professional free skier
  • We are both on the Swedish national team
  • Travel all over the world
  • All you could see is desert
  • It felt pretty similar to snow
  • It felt cool to ski in shorts and a t-shirt
  • We headed out to Cerro Blanco
  • We hiked with all our gear
  • It was such a crazy feeling

 

Trust yourself completely

Trust yourself completely

 

[Nowness]

Finnish freediver Johanna Nordblad holds the world record for a 50-meter dive under ice. She discovered her love for the sport through cold-water treatment while recovering from a downhill biking accident that almost took her leg. British director and photographer Ian Derry captures her taking a plunge under the Arctic ice..”  Read more HERE

 

Rio 2016: Michael Phelps’ last challenge
Precision is perfecting what you have a passion for

Precision is perfecting what you have a passion for

[Matador Networik]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • A professional climber
  • Up on a hard climb
  • Trying to perform on my limit
  • Everything has to be perfect
  • Half mental, half physical
  • If my head’s not in the right place I won’t succeed
  • Strength training
  • Weight training
  • Trail running
  • To stay on top of my game
  • Push myself as an athlete
  • Precision is perfecting what you have a passion for
  • Impacted the  sport in a positive way
  • I want to leave a legacy behind that young athletes can aspire to
  • Quitting has never been an option, because that would mean failing
  • I will not fail
“I’ve watched Alex grow from a young competition climber to one of the leaders in our community. Because she is always mindful of conducting herself in a professional manner, I never worry about her future within this industry—there’s always going to be a spot for AJ.”
— Kynan Waggoner, Chief Executive Officer, USA Climbing
Read more @  Alex Johnson Climbing