Liquid Mountaineering: Walk on Water

Via on May 10, 2010

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Liquid Mountaineering — a new sport attempting to achieve what man has tried to do for centuries: walk on water. Or to be more precise: running on water.

“Be with yourself. Believe in it. It’s not about the miracle… Just go for it.”

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Thanks to the good folks at Dagger Kayaks for tipping me off to this!

About Emily Nuchols

An eco warrior obsessed with traveling and promoting conservation, Emily is the co-founder of Under Solen Media and the team's go-to girl for everything non-profit and environment related. Armed with a B.A in Environmental Journalism from Western Washington University, she has spent the last few years on the frontlines of conservation efforts, working to save Pacific Northwest wild salmon and restore flee-flowing rivers. When she’s not talking or writing about the environment, she’s out exploring it, and is known to seek out places where she can get in a good morning yoga session or trail run.

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10 Responses to “Liquid Mountaineering: Walk on Water”

  1. Appears to be some kind of failed joke, I think, right? But it was kind of fun. They seemed so earnest, it really didn't seem like a spoof. Just great deadpan artists?

    If serious, false advertising. I didn't see even a hint of waking or mountaineering or the stuff of magical belief. And using a jet-ski? Maybe I need to broaden my sense of humor. I was trying to laugh, but nothing happened!

    Probably I need to just lighten up and not look for either humor or meaning in this. Like a Japanese rock garden. Just experience it!

    Help me out here, Elephant friends. But be nice if I'm missing the boat. Need to be a Christian, perhaps?

    Bob Weisenberg
    ElephantJournal.com

  2. Andrea says:

    SUPER COOL!!! Amazing what the mind will allow us to move through.

  3. Elle says:

    I had the complete opposite reaction of Bob – I see incredible beauty and light-heartedness in it. It's amazing the things that people are able to (almost) achieve by simply giving it a chance. And to take the inspiration from skipping stones? Superfly.

    I'd like to see them hop across clouds next. Not that I think it's possible, but I'd love to be proven wrong.

    • I'm not sure what my reaction was, Elle. I was confused at best! And was trying hard to see it as uplifting, but that wasn't working any more that the joke theory. Hearing your reaction is helpful. But then I have this image of Waylon trying it out in his bathtub, which really doesn't work with your feelings of inspiration.

      I guess I'm still confused!

      Bob

  4. Greg says:

    The entire reason I subscribed to Elephant was that I thought Waylon could walk on water. Now I am not sure what to think.

  5. Heather Grimes says:

    It's fabulous what people spend their lives mastering! I love it.

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