Monthly Archives: September 2012

Gear Closet: Cannondale Speedster Ride Wallet

When a cyclist hits the road these days, they often have a number of small, but essential items to carry along with them. For instance, if the ride is of any decent length I’ll usually bring an energy bar or … Continue reading

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Himalaya Fall 2012 Update: Summit Window Opens

After a long and difficult week, it seems the climbers on Manaslu have begun to put the tragedy behind them and are now focused on an impending weather window that should give them access to the summit. As a result, … Continue reading

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Follow In Shackleton’s Footsteps On Epic Travel Adventure

The story of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance expedition is one of the most legendary tales of survival in the history of mankind. When his ship became stuck in Antarctic pack-ice, and was eventually crushed and sank, Shackleton and his crew were … Continue reading

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Video: Top 6 Finalists For 2012 Short Paddling Film Of the Year

Don’t you just hate when you watch movie award shows where they give you a glimpse of the nominees but then you have to go track them down yourself if you actually want to see them? That isn’t the case … Continue reading

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Video: Mountain Biking The Whole Enchilada

Everyone knows that Utah is one of the best destinations for mountain biking in the entire world. That’s confirmed in the video below that features more than 14 minutes of riding down a well-known trail called Whole Enchilada. The scenery … Continue reading

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Video: Whitewater Rider of the Year III Teaser

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a really great – and by really great I mean crazy – whitewater kayaking video. The one below should help fill the void however as it features some of the top paddlers taking on … Continue reading

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Video: Interview With Manaslu Survivor Glen Plake From Kathmandu

The news in the adventure community has been dominated with stories from Manaslu this week, where a massive avalanche took the lives of numerous climbers in Camp 3. One of the climbers who was there and was fortunate enough to … Continue reading

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Best Hike Treks The North Coast Trail

The North Coast Trail, located inside Cape Scott Provincial Park on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, is a 43.1 km (26.7 mile) hiking route that is considered by many to be one of the best in the world. Rugged and remote, it … Continue reading

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Gear Closet: Princeton Tec Apex Headlamp

As we saw in the Solite 250 headlamp that I reviewed last week, the use of rechargeable lithium ion batteries is becoming more common. The use of those batteries bring a higher initial price tag, but they also deliver an impressive … Continue reading

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Video: Cycling The Silk Route With Tour d’Afrique

Over the past couple of months I’ve posted two trip reports (Part 1 and Part 2) from my friends at Tour d’Afrique who were busy riding 12,000km from Shanghai to Istanbul on their Silk Route tour. They recently finished up … Continue reading

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