Showing posts with label Austria. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Austria. Show all posts

Video: Bike Rider Balances on Narrow Beam 200 Meters Up

Add this video clip to the list of things you shouldn't try at home folks. It features pro rider Fabio Wibmer as he rides along a very narrow beam 200 meters (656 feet) up the Koelnbreinsperre Dam in Austria. Needless to say, it is a scary sight to behold and no one will blame you if you catch yourself holding your breath as he inches along. I prefer my bike tires to stay more firmly planted on the ground, but I can definitely salute his skills.

Video: Tempus Fugit - Time Flies in this Timelapse Video

Shot in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and California, Utah, Washington and Oregon in the U.S., this video takes us on a whirlwind tour of some of the most beautiful and iconic landscapes at those destinations to show us how they look in an amazing timelapse fashion. This is four minutes of incredible beauty that shouldn't be missed. A perfect way to wrap up the week.

TEMPUS FUGIT 2 from Dr. Nicholas Roemmelt on Vimeo.

Video: Austria in Time Lapse

Austria is one of the more beautiful countries in all of Europe, with alpine settings that can rival any of its neighbors. That is brought home in this video in stunning fashion as we get an amazing look at some of the landscape found there through beautiful time lapse photography. You'll find open meadows, flowing waterfalls, and incredible snowcapped peaks are all part of the montage. The three-minute clip will also be a good reminder to not skip Austria the next time you visit Europe.

Pictures in Motion – an Austrian time lapse movie from Michael Stabentheiner on Vimeo.

Video: Bluetopia - Adventure in the Blue Mountains of Australia

If you needed more proof of the wonderful adventure opportunities that can be found in Australia, this video will certainly provided it. The 15-minue long short-film follows a group of friends as they travel two hours outside of Sydney to visit the amazing Blue Mountains, an outdoor playground that offers climbing, BASE jumping, trail running, camping, and more. The group captured some amazing shots of the beautiful landscapes there, while also experiencing all of the fantastic adventures that this place has to offer. The result is this fantastic video, which I think you'll enjoy as much as I did.

BLUETOPIA from Mission Control Collective on Vimeo.

Video: Danny MacAskill Rides the Alpe Adria Trail in Europe

Mountain bike rider Danny MacAskill is back once again with a new video, doing what he does best. For those not familiar with Danny, that means riding some amazing routes, while pulling off some unbelievable stunts, on terrain that few riders would even think about attempting. This time out, he's doing his thing on the Alpe Adria Trail, which runs for more than 750 km (466 miles) through Austria, Slovenia, and Italy. Typically this trail is not accessible by bike, so MacAskill and his team had to take what they could find along the way. The results – as usual – are pretty spectacular. Enjoy!

Video: 55-Year Old Female Mountain Biker Finds Adventure in Austria

How about a bit of inspiration for your day? Check out this video, which features 55-year old Uta Philipp off on a mountain biking adventure in Austria. She rides like someone half her age, and has a spirit that deserves to be applauded. She couldn't have picked a more beautiful location for her ride either. It looks like a fantastic place to explore on two wheels.

Granny MacAsskick from Summitride on Vimeo.

Video: Very Technical Mountain Biking in the Austrian Alps

Warning: If you have a heart condition, you may not want to watch this video. It features mountain biker Johannes Pistrol riding the Steinerne Rinne, a limestone peak located in the Northern Alps of Austria. But there is no mountain biking trail on the mountain, and our intrepid hero is forced to navigate his way down in a slow, very technical, and very exposed manner. This one will leave you squirming in your seat as he makes his way along some very narrow routes. Don't try this at home kids.

Thanks to Adventure Journal for sharing.

Wilder Kaiser extreme from Big Col on Vimeo.

Mountain Rescue Team Delivers Baby in the Alps

It has been a rough summer in the Alps. Earlier this week, the bodies of six climbers were found near Mont Blanc, bringing the total fatalities to 14 in the past month alone. With that grim news, I felt it was time for an uplifting story instead. One that isn't about death, but birth.

Outside Online is reporting that a team of mountain rescuers had to climb up to a remote mountain hut in Austria's Tyrol region to assist a woman who had gone into premature labor. The woman was 24-weeks pregnant when she set out on her alpine trek, and was at an altitude of about 8200 feet (2500 meters) when she went into labor.

Initially, the search and rescue squad had thought to send a helicopter to retrieve the woman, but early morning fog prevented that flight from happening. So, 15 members of the team, accompanied by a doctor and a gynecologist, scaled the mountain to lend a hand. When they got to the hut, they then assisted the woman in descending 800 feet (244 meters) to a mountain meadow. By that point, she had been in labor for 11 hours, and no doubt weak from her efforts, and in considerable pain. It was there that she gave birth to a baby boy.

Not long after the birth, weather conditions improved, and both mother and child were evacuated from the mountain via helicopter. The baby was sent to a neonatal clinic to receive specialized treatment, and is reportedly in stable condition. Considering he is roughly three months premature, it'll probably be some time before he can go home, but the prognosis is good.

Outside says that a total of 25 rescuers, 4 doctors, and 2 helicopters were involved with the birth. I guess this kid will have one heck of a story to share with friends in the future. It also makes you wonder if this baby was born to be a mountaineer. Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Video: Adventures in Salzburg

Situated on the northern border of the Alps, the Austrian city of Salzburg is rich in history and culture. It also happens to have some excellent opportunities for outdoor adventure, as you'll see in this short video below, which was produced by American Express as part of a series of travel videos designed to show some of the lesser known, yet still great, things to do at popular destinations. In the case of Salzburg, that includes fantastic mountain views, active pursuits, and even a visit to ice caves.