Liquid Mountaineering: Walk on Water

Via Emily Nuchols
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.”!

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.


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

  2. I loved it. It's real! I'm going to try it right now in my bathtub.

  3. Andrea says:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Ok, I guess that supports the "It's all just a joke" theory!

  7. 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!


  8. Well, we clearly are just going to have wait for that film I'm sure he's going to make in his bathroom.

  9. Heather Grimes says:

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