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Photo: @andy_best // Hello beautiful, thank you for sharing your evening with me. After the last person drove away, I hung out watching this small herd bed down with the most epic of views. Incredible that they call this place home.

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - The Lake Castrovalva area of Lechuguilla (cave) in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, is very special. It is abundant in very delicate and unique cave formations, and for this reason it is very rarely visited. These formations are simply perfect and pristine. Here, geologist Dr. Gina Moseley admires a fine set of rimstones and gours. For millions of years, the cave has been sealed off from human and animal interaction. The cave is so beautiful and so important to science that access is strictly controlled in order to keep the cave in as pristine condition as possible. It is a real time machine, taking us back to a world that was very different to the one we live in today. Lechuguilla features strongly in the current episode (Genesis) of the @natgeochannel documentary ‘One Strange Rock’ - Check it out! @natgeocreative

Photo: @coreyrichproductions | #Throwback to Chris Sharma's (@chris_sharma) old stomping grounds—some seaside rocks near Santa Cruz, where he was born and raised. He never graded any of these problems, and most of them he climbed barefoot. But surely some of these problems are among the hardest unsung boulder problems around.

🔻From @jer.collins :
“I see sunlight kissing the summits of Egger and Standhardt from my bed, and bark another "WooHOO!" from far beneath folds of fabric even though no-one can hear me. Shouting to each-other in this wind has become a labor we have retired from long ago.

We hear a "WHUMPHHH!" from the cave and turn to see my sleeping bag being vacuum-sucked out of the cave flapping wildly in the sky, snapping and whipping like a windsock. One lone fingertip of a zipper caught between two rocks is the only thing keeping it from flying to Tierra Del Fuego- the not-so-nearby end of the earth. Aaron returns from a bathroom break that surely felt like peeing off the side of a semi-truck at 90 mph on the interstate. Eventually he realizes his sleeping bag was taken by the demanding wind, and sent to places and heights unknown. We searched for over an hour, and he headed back down the grande glacier, head hung low, not willing to suffer another storm without a place to hide. The sleeping bag was never seen again.”

Photo @fred_pompermayer Hiking up to Mount Tom in High Sierra, California

Photographer @grant_gunderson captured skier @markus1eder on the final run of the day skiing to the beach in Seward Alaska

Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Some days you just have to jump. Red Bull Air Force team members @lukeaikins (red) and @jeffprovenzano (foreground) popping smoke while skydiving during a training session at Kirby Chambliss’ ranch near Casa Grande, Arizona. To be clear, this image was shot with a remote camera mounted on @chexmachine ’s helmet. I set my Nikon D4 to shoot 4 frames every second for the entire jump and Andy was kind enough to line up the shots while skydiving. #skydiving #arizona

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // The Chandelier Ballroom in Lechuguilla (cave) is an underground chamber that is as iconic and well known to cave explorers around the world as the Royal Albert Hall is to the worlds leading musicians, composers and artists. There is nowhere else in the world that explorers have discovered quite like it! With its giant 6m (20ft) long glittering gypsum chandelier formations hanging down from the ceiling, it feels like you are exploring a cave on another planet.
For millions of years, the cave has been sealed off from human and animal interaction. The cave is so beautiful and so important to science that access is strictly controlled in order to keep the cave in as pristine condition as possible. It is a real time machine, taking us back to a world that was very different to the one we live in today. Lechuguilla features strongly in the current episode (Genesis) of the @natgeochannel documentary ‘One Strange Rock’ - Check it out! @natgeocreative

Photo @andy_best // Waking up at 4 in the morning under this night sky. I took one look at the stars above and there was no way I could go back to sleep, at least until I set up a few cameras. Once happy with the timelapse settings, I crawled back into my bag with a giant smile. It'll be Christmas in the morning! And I can say, I love what I found.
#wearestillwild

Photo by @celinserbo // A long exposure on the Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur. This large peninsula extends 1247 km in length and varies in width from 40 km at its narrowest to 320 km at its widest. It encompasses 65 islands and first achieved Mexican statehood in 1952.

Photo by @max.lowe // It’s not the most fun to go camping in the rain, but I’ll tell ya what, it usually means your gonna have the waves mostly all to yourself. On a trip up the coast of Vancouver Island a few springs back exploring the cold coast with @eliel_hindert and @alexguiry

After 6 months on snow it’s always nice to spend some time in the desert. Photographer @grant_gunderson captured rider @kcdeane lighting up a ridge near Green River UT

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