Interview with Duracell’s Kevin Jorgeson, first to free climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park

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It may not rain, it may not be cold or windy…but it always gets dark. In the outdoors, light is essential. Experts trust Duracell Quantum to provide dependable power in the dark because it lasts longer in 99% of devices.

During Kevin Jorgeson’s free climb of El Capitan, he trusted Duracell Quantum to power him through the night so he could climb in the dark and be one step closer to reaching the top.

We spoke to Kevin about his epic 19-day climb, the wear and tear on his body and his partnership with Duracell.

How are your hands? I’m worried about your hands.

I wish I could say you could still see the battle scars, but unfortunatel,y they are all healed. I was actually quite sad when they healed because it was the last physical remnant and evidence of the climb, you know? Now it is literally all memory.

How did you partner with Duracell? 

I’m pretty selective on all my partnerships and I try to work with companies that I am already using their products. So that includes my climbing shoes, my harnesses, the equipment we use to stay on the wall, and that goes for batteries too. So when we started this conversation, it was a natural fit. I had been using Duracell for years, we even had them up on the wall (of El Capitan). It was something that already existed, and it just meant that now we’d be able to tell that story.

What does “free climbing” mean? Does that mean you walk up to a mountain and climb it, with nothing?

No, the word “free” kind of messes with people’s perception. Really, it’s climbing as you would imagine climbing — it’s just climbing. 99% of climbers are free climbing. Meaning we climb, but we use equipment to catch us if we fall. And we fall a lot. It took us six years to put this thing together. Six years of a lot more failure than success. It wasn’t like we just walked up and climbed this thing. We started working together on this in 2009.

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Red Bull Frozen Rush Starts Today – Watch Online

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Red Bull Frozen Rush is the world’s only off-road truck race in the snow. It’s a loud, high-intensity throwdown that takes place on the slopes of Sunday River, Maine every January. The head-to-head race features 900-horsepower trucks throttling up and down the ski slopes conquering massive jumps, big berms, tight gates and steep hills.

It’s far from the dirt, rocks, sand and gravel of the traditional off-road world. Eight of the best off-road racers battle in the first-ever race on a snow-covered ski resort.

Here’s a clip from last year:

In addition to the heavy horsepower, the driver roster is stacked with 10 of the top off-road truck drivers, including Motorsports Hall of Famer Ricky Johnson, TORC champion Johhny Greaves, former rookie of the year Bryce Menzies, freestyle motocross star Brian Deegan and more.

Red Bull Frozen Rush will webcast live at 12:30 pm ET today (Friday, January 9, 2015) via Red Bull TV player on RedBull.com/frozenrush.

Red Bull TV is also available as a pre-installed channel on Samsung Smart TVs and Apple TV, and as a free, downloadable app on Roku, Xbox 360, Amazon Fire TV and Nexus Player devices.

To follow all the action, check out Red Bull’s Facebook page, Twitter account or Instagram.

  

NET10 Wireless #FreedForSpeed NASCAR Event Rides Us Hard, Puts Us Back Wet

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Inadvertently, the above shirtless NASCAR fan, with a canister of what we can safely assume is “Purple Drank,” a southern beverage of choice, dangling from his loins, summed up the entire three-day NET10 Wireless NASCAR event.

NET10 — with no contracts, plans starting at $40 a month for unlimited service, and over 100,000 locations — doesn’t care about your past relationships with previous cell phone service carriers. All NET10 cares about is you and your freedom.

As America’s largest no-contract cell phone provider, they are all about keeping you #FreedForSpeed to enjoy the most sexually progressive cell phone relationship you’ve ever had in your life. #NSA.

Bullz-Eye spent three days in Charlotte, North Carolina and immersed our senses in the intricacies of both NASCAR and the #FreedForSpeed lifestyle of NET10 Wireless. It was the fastest three days we’ve ever experienced.

Day 1

Within 20 minutes of getting to the hotel, I was in the lobby meeting the group of fellow drivers. 10 minutes later, we headed to Charlotte Motor Speedway to drive a NASCAR under the tutelage of the Richard Petty Driving School. Once we got there, we ate a tremendous lunch.

We were fitted with some fire retardant driving suits (Who you calling a retardant?) and met NET10 Wireless Camping World Truck Series driver German Quiroga, who gave us an idea of what to expect on the track.

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Then, we went through a safety briefing lead by our Crew Chief. It was in-depth and complex, and though appreciated, I zoned out for most of it and dreamed about having the fastest MPH in the class.

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Common Ice Hockey Injuries

Ice hockey has a long and illustrious history. It originated in Canada in the mid-1800s as the brainchild of James G. Creighton. By 1877, McGill University in Montreal, Canada, organized the first official hockey team. Ice hockey made its way across the pond with the first European hockey games being held at the Prince’s Skating Club in Knightsbridge, England. In 1908, three years after the first international games between Belgium and France, the International Ice Hockey Federation was formed.

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The Low-Down on Lacrosse: Its Benefits, Gameplay, and Roots

Lacrosse is a team sport that has its roots in Native American traditions. The game originally went by several names among the Native American tribes in the part of the North American continent that is now Canada, and it had both practical and spiritual applications. When European settlers arrived, they adopted the game as their own and turned it into the sport we know today.

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