Monthly Archives: May 2014

Video: Freediver Swims with Sharks

Hanli Prinsloo is a freediver, which for most of us would be enough of a thrill while in the water. But this adventurous young lady doesn’t just like to see how far below the surface she can swim on a … Continue reading

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Team Seagate Wins Expedition Africa Adventure Race

Last week I posted that the Expedition Africa adventure race was set to get underway in South Africa, with 40 teams from 17 countries competing. The event, which is a qualifier for the Adventure Racing World Championship to be held … Continue reading

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Video: An Enduro Mountain Biking Adventure

One of the things I love about mountain biking is that you can do it just about anywhere. With a good bike, and some decent skills, you can ride some truly amazing trails in some very remote places. It’s clear … Continue reading

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Expedition 1000 Update: Dave Completes 10th Leg of the Project

Over the past few years, one of the more consistent adventures that we have followed has been Dave Cornthwaite’s Expedition 1000 project. The British adventurer came up with the idea of completing 25 independent expeditions, each covering 1000 miles (1609 … Continue reading

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Video: Running The Swiss Irontrail Ultra

The Swiss Irontrail is a 201 km (125 mile) trail running event that takes place in the Alps each year. It is an incredibly tough run that features more than 11,000 meters (36,089 feet) of vertical gain, which competitors have … Continue reading

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Himalaya 2014: Matt Moniz Summits Second 8000 Meter Peak of the Season

You’ll have to forgive me for all of the updates from the Himalaya today. After the long weekend here in the states, there has been a lot to catch up on, and I felt each of these stories was deserving … Continue reading

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Video: Climber Records Attempt To Escape Crevasse

Last week I mentioned that American climber and climate scientist John All had fallen into a 70-foot (21 meter) crevasse on Mt. Himlung, and had received numerous injuries as a result. At the time, he had just been airlifted to … Continue reading

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Nepal Opens 104 More Peaks for Climbing

Just as the Himalayan busy spring climbing season is about to wind down for another year, Nepal has announce that it is opening 104 new mountains in a bid to lure more foreign climbers to the country. Many of the … Continue reading

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Himalaya 2014: Tragedy on Kangchenjunga, More Summit Attempts

As the Himalayan climbing season begins to wind down, we have the sad news of the loss of more climbers, amidst reports of summit bids that are about to commence. It has been a wild, tumultuous spring once again, but … Continue reading

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Everest 2014: Trouble on the North Side?

With a weather window approaching over the next few days, it looks like the summit bids will finally begin on Mt. Everest. In fact, if everything holds to schedule, we should see the teams begin to move up the mountain … Continue reading

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