Wanted: One hundred women who will voluntarily shed their clothes and zipline naked, feet above the ground. Reward: The pride that comes with assisting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in its mission to create a future without the fear of breast cancer. Kevin Bennett, president of ZipZone Adventure Park, said that the naked ziplining concept originated last year after he was contacted by girls of the SS Rodeo roller derby team. They asked if we would do a naked ziplining event with them.
An astonishing part about travel is seeing where and how the human race has adapted to a huge variety of different conditions—including sky high elevations over 2 miles above sea level. In these towns and cities with the highest elevations around the world, oxygen may be a sparse commodity, but people have managed to not only survive, but prosper so far from sea level. From the Himalayas to the Andes, the people of these towns and cities live life at astonishing heights. In fact, this Peruvian city which National Geographic named as the highest permanent human habitation in , sits fairly close to the meter maximum altitude of human survivability. In La Rinoconada, a settlement of about 30, people located high in the Peruvian Andes, people survive the lack of oxygen and high altitudes to work in the gold mine here.
At last. Everest has finally been conquered by the Nude Mountaineering Society. But instead of being praised to the skies, it seems to have drawn a deal of mean spirited criticism. When news broke of a Nepali climber who stripped off last year on the 29,ft summit to celebrate his oneness with the elements, the Nepali climbing fraternity didn't like it.
All rights reserved. Prehistoric and contemporary human populations living at altitudes of at least 8, feet 2, meters above sea level may provide unique insights into human evolution, reports an interdisciplinary group of scientists. Indigenous highlanders living in the Andean Altiplano in South America, in the Tibetan Plateau in Asia, and at the highest elevations of the Ethiopian Highlands in east Africa have evolved three distinctly different biological adaptations for surviving in the oxygen-thin air found at high altitude. We need to figure out when, how, and why that happened. To begin to answer some of these questions, a multidisciplinary group of scientists, including Beall, met earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Seattle, Washington.