A 34-year-old woman wasn't thinking ahead when she made an excuse to get out of a business meeting, as it led to a full-scale alpine search and rescue operation, for an accident that hadn't actually happened.
There's something about winter that brings out the courage, and brazen competitive foolishness, of Canadians. They show it in hockey, on skis and in climbing ice walls. Yes, Canadians Will Gadd and Sarah Hueniken climbed a wall of ice.
A video showcasing the sport of 'parahawking,' which combines paragliding with falconry, continues to awe viewers with spectacular scenery and magnificent footage of a hawk landing on the outstretched arm of the paragliders in flight.
A Russian adventurer on a maiden paragliding trip over the east Himalayan Mountains came very close to filming his own demise when he collided with two vultures in mid-air. The frightening encounter was filmed by the paraglider's helmet-cam.
MUNICH (dpa) - For many tourists, a mountain holiday turns into a test of personal endurance limits - three peaks in eight hours and the stamps from as many new lodges as possible in their hiking-pass in the evening.
But others are content only to s...