Researchers finally figured out how the
famous “Lucy” died. Her fossil was
found in 1974, but a recent analysis of
her fractures shows that she fell from a
tree with her arms outstretched, which
suggests that not only were she and her
relatives more than just ground-walkers
but they’d likely reached an evolutionary
point where they were no longer very
good tree-climbers. Source
Lucy Walker became the first woman to climb the Matterhorn in the Alps in 1871, wearing petticoats and long skirts
She broke barriers on behalf of other mountain climbers as well. In 1907, in answer to the male-only policy of the prestigious Alpine Club, Walker helped found, and would later preside over, the Ladies Alpine Club. Her encouragement of other female mountain climbers played an important part in breaking some of the taboos that surrounded women in sports.
If you haven’t watched The Crash Reel yet you need to sort that shit out. It’s stunning and heart breaking and just an all round fucking amazing doc. I don’t curse or cry a lot but this film made me do both more than usual. Watch it.
stills from a documentary that follows the lives of a few Amish teens as they go on rumspringa - a time in an Amish teen’s life where they have the opportunity to experience the “English” world upon deciding if they are to leave the church or not.
“Kevin Pearce is literally the most competitive person… in the world” - Jack Mitrani. I totally believe that 100%. Kev’s been to hell and back and somehow kept a smile on his face. No words can describe how much I respect him. I’m pretty sure everyone who calls themself a snowboarder has a warm spot in their heart for Kevin. And just saying, I’m pretty sure I’ll sob my eyes out when I see his movie.
Director Lucy Walker premiered her documentary The Crash Reelat the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Walker had some fun on the step and repeat with snowboards Mikkel Bang, Danny Davis, Luke Mitrani, Jack Mitrani and the film’s subject Kevin Pearce before the premiere.
Crash Reel won’t be in theatres until the end of the year, but you can see it tonight on HBO at 9pm EST.