Glacial Pace: With ice axes, you put your wrist through a loop at the bottom of the handle. The inside of the loop is usually made out of leather or rubber so that it won't slide off should you lose your grip on the axe. This saves you the embarrassment of having to look up at an ice axe firmly planted in the slope, capable of holding someone twice your weight... as you fall backward toward the rock field below you. That loop is also the reason why s...
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Coral, Blood and Gary Busey: The Raglan beaches are home to some of the best left-handed curls in the world. Yeah, I didn't know what in the hell that meant either. I had pretty much ruled out ever learning how to surf the same day that I saw 'Point Break' and realized that someday the people of Earth would need me to kill Gary Busey. But I changed my mind (about surfing, not about Gary Busey) after I had spent a few hours in Raglan. Standing o...