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Check out these crazy waves from Teahupoo. They are breathtaking to watch

and even more so when you witness the courageous surfers who are riding them.

I just saw this free climbing video of Alex Honnold on Google+ thanks to Tom Anderson’s post. It’s a 60 Minutes clip of the world’s best rock climber who ascends the most challenging climbs without any aids, such as rope or partners. Alex is the only one who has ever free-climbed Yosemite’s Half-dome which is over 2000 feet high (1/2 a mile straight up). When I think of “superhuman feats” this is what I think of as it sets a new standard for the average person. He lives on $1000/month in his mobile van so he can pursue what he loves. It’s a truly inspirational and mind-blowing video. I felt my stomach churn and blood rush just watching it as my own fear for him set in. It’s amazing to think he has conquered this fear with such grace and strength. His humility and character make me like him even more. Mad Respect.

 

Getting my fill in of wonderful Venice Beach, California sunsets before shipping off to London. Venice Beach sunsets are truly special, and I’m going to miss them.

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What a pic…lightning captured in a thunderstorm in the midst of a massive eruption of the Chaiten Volcano in Southern Chile. Thanks to Xarene for forwarding.  Hope the locals are out of harms way.

The article with more amazing pics is here. Would have loved to have had a safe ringside seat for this one.