Last Call: The Wallisch Project, Fantastic Fails, and First Ascents

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Welcome to Last Call. Dropping every Friday, this column serves as a wrap-up of our favorite stories and videos from the week—some old, some new, but all worthy of attention.

The Wallisch Project

While you may have to wait several months for the snow to fall, trailers are dropping from the sky left and right. Check out the trailer for The Wallisch Project. Tom Wallisch spent last season creating the seven and a half minute film, which will be available on iTunes August 27th. The project is billed as “freeskiing’s first iTunes exclusive segment.” Although valid, the claim sounds lame. What you need to know is that Wallisch can throw down on anything. Kids love watching him ride concrete and steel. And this winter, Grandmas might just watch him throw down in the park at Sochi.

Fail Army

People do stupid things all the time. Thankfully, some of these idiotic moments have been captured on camera and compiled by the smart folks at Fail Army for our viewing pleasure. We don't mean to be macabre, but carnage is cool, and we thought you'd like laughing at these dumb people just as much as we did. Fast forward to 3:22 for an instant chuckle.

Spirits of Asgaror

“It was pretty miserable.” That seems to be a common refrain in climbing. Luckily, we can enjoy watching Ines Papert, Jon Walsh, and Joshua Lavigne suffer from the warm glow of our computer screens. Their first ascent of Sensory Overload on Baffin Island is impressive—especially in the midst of the challenges they faced. The film is subtle and thus effectively captures the bittersweet nature of their journey.

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