Monthly Archives: March 2014

Video: Mountain Biking Peru, GoPro Style

If you need further proof that the mountain biking in Peru is spectacular, than look no further than this video. It features Ali Goulet, Chris Van Dine and Aaron Chase on an adventure in the South American country that was … Continue reading

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North Pole 2014: Driving In The Arctic

It has been another long, and sometimes frustrating, week for the skiers who are  North Pole-bound this season. The frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean remains very rough, which slows the pace to a crawl at times. They are doing … Continue reading

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Gear Closet: Cannondale Launches Redesigned Mountain Bikes

I get dozens of press releases and product announcements sent my way on a daily basis, and for the most part I tend to glance at them and move on, as few of them are of any interest to readers. … Continue reading

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Controversy Over Ueli Steck’s Annapurna Solo Summit?

One of the biggest and boldest climbs of 2013 was Ueli Steck’s amazing solo ascent of Annapurna, the 8091 meter (26,545 ft) Himalayan peak that is considered to be amongst the toughest climbs in the world. Ueli had set out … Continue reading

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Everest 2014: Teen Goes For Triple-Header, New Route On Kangchenjunga

As mentioned earlier in the week, it is a busy time in Kathmandu, where the climbing teams are now arriving ahead of the official start of their expeditions. Nepal’s capital is a bit chaotic anytime of the year, but that … Continue reading

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Duo Prepare To Race Across The Pacific To Raise Awareness Of Threats To The Ocean

In June of this year, the inaugural Great Pacific Race will get underway. That event will pit ocean rowers against one another in a competition to see who can cover the 2400 mile (3862 km) between Monterey, California, and Honolulu, … Continue reading

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Ultra-Runners Complete Drakensberg Grand Traverse, Set New Speed Record!

On Monday, I posted a story about Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel, two ultra-runners attempting to set a new speed record on South Africa’s Drakensberg Grand Traverse, a remote and rugged trail that stretches for 220 km (136 miles), through … Continue reading

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Video: Kayaker Rescued Before Going Over 60-Foot Waterfall

This video is seven months old, but only came to my attention yesterday thanks to our friends over at Climbing.com. It shows the dramatic rescue of a kayaker who went over a 20-foot (6 meter) waterfall, only to then realize … Continue reading

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South Africa Plays Host To 11th Annual Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race

Yesterday I posted a story about two South African adventure racers who are attempting to break the speed record on the Drakensberg Grand Traverse. While that attempt is still on going, it isn’t the only major outdoor sporting event to … Continue reading

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Video: Sean Leary’s Passion For Base Jumping

This past weekend it was discovered that climber and Base jumper Sean Leary had died in an accident in Zion National Park, where he was attempting to wingsuit off some of the impressive cliffs found there. For Sean, Base Jumping … Continue reading

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