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"Our tagline is "More an adventure than a race" . . . this is a gateway to our efforts."
"A 21st Century Ethnographical Field Research of Africa"
"Lava flowed Tuesday from two Alaskan volcanoes, with authorities placing both on the second-highest alert levels"
"More than 70 million people living in the western United States rely on the Rocky Mountain snowpack for their water, and a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey does not bode well for long showers:"
"Is there a collective unconscious? Maybe. Certainly, some ideas arrive in cultures from multiple sources exactly when their time is right, perhaps connected in the mysterious unseen or perhaps just a natural reaction to their surroundings. Starting today, Adventure Journal is launching a video series that looks at the outdoor world in short, unblinking bits."
"A collection of the best landscape astrophotography from Outside Magazine."
"Commencing May 2013, One Steppe Ahead's mission is to rediscover the original 2500km horseback journey taken by Anglo-Irish explorer, Sir Charles Howard-Bury, through Central Asia whilst highlighting the cultural, environmental and political changes that have taken place throughout this vast region since his own journey in 1913."
"I miss that crisp and fresh air of the north! Not only these vitalizing needs , but also the mountains, the forest and that healthy clean water that can be found in a solitary mountain stream!"
"The relentless pursuit of the everyman's (and everywoman's) adventure."
"Selecting the right paddle might seem complicated, but with a little help it's really not."
"Forget hut-to-hut or sailboat-accessed skiing. You can keep your backyard bowls and your day trips to yourself. We’ll take a ski-bike trip any day."
"A lot’s happened since Janapar’s premiere at Raindance last year, but one of the nicest moments was winning one of the top awards at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, one of the UK’s main fixtures in the adventure & outdoor festival calendar."
"The rankings are bestowed by the League of American Bicyclists. Begun in 2008, they are based on funding for biking legislation, bike programs and policies, infrastructure, education and planning."
"Mexico to Utah. Longest singletrack bike race in the world."
"Patagonia, a company known for its progressive environmental and social practices, is launching an in-house venture fund. "
"Cycling 4,500 miles across the USA, that’s the easy part. So what’s the hard part? How about doing it completely off the grid?"
"At the Spring Equinox of 2014 riders The Adventurists invite you to contest the mother of all bicycle races; the second edition of the World Cycle Race."
"500km Adventure Race"
"Today most people who make a career within adventure and Expeditions, initially have very little outdoor or wilderness experience. For this reason, I have done a list of 25 essential items of kit which is needed for todays adventurer to have a good start and enjoy this quite extreme life."
"The big news in the world of adventure this past week has been a fight between two well known alpinists and the Nepalese Sherpas preparing a safe route up the Lhotse Face on the mountain."
"High-altitude mountaineering is a pay-to-play game."
"On 1st April 2011 British adventurer Sarah Outen embarked on her London2London: Via the World expedition – a human-powered loop of the planet."
"Nothing sends ocean swimmers fleeing for shore faster than a fin sighting."
"On Monday at Everest Base Camp, with Nepal army major Sunilsingh Rathor standing witness, a group of Sherpas and the alpine trio of Simone Moro, Ueli Steck, and Jonathan Griffith signed a peace agreement."
"Plan a fun and safe hiking trip with a little help from this REI infographic. Our illustrated map gives you a bird's-eye view of the United States' 11 National Scenic Trails which measure more than 18,753 miles combined."
"Well, this is an inauspicious start to the spring climbing season on Mt. Everest."
"Violence erupted on Everest over the weekend as three well-known climbers were attacked by a gang of up to 100 Sherpas at Camp 2 following an altercation on the Lhotse Face."
"As part of Apollo 16, Charles Duke became the 10th — and youngest — man to step onto the lunar surface, just minutes after his crewmate John Young."
"Explorer and climber Mike Libecki was named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for putting up first ascents in Borneo and making first descents on snowboards in Afghanistan."
"Last weekend while New Englanders were slathering on sunscreen, pond skimming and enjoying spring snow at their leisure, speed skiers in Verbier Switzerland were donning tight suits and trying to ski faster than 156mph."
8 Peaks. 8 States. 10 Days.
"From the Middle East to east Africa and through bottomless lakes to soaring volcanoes, we select 10 ways to experience the stunning 3,700-mile fault line that is the Great Rift Valley"
"Four educators from Minnesota leave today for a two-and-a-half week arctic expedition in Canada..."
"In two days I leave with a team of three middle school kids, three Special Forces veterans, four international surgeons and a motley film crew to embark on a 12 day series of scientific explorations culminating in deploying a mobile medical facility for the Rama Indians deep in the heart of Nicaragua’s Indio Maiz Biological Reserve."
4 Friends. 3 Horses. 2 Cameras. 1 Path
"A few weeks ago, The Explorer’s Club, based on the Upper East Side of New York City, had an Exploration Expo."
"To us the idea of traveling, a need to be on the road came first. Cycling was secondary, merely the most suitable method of transportation for what we needed and hoped to get from the journey. We also knew that we wanted to be gone for a long time; not weeks or months, but years."
"Founded in 2007 by Canadian self-propelled adventurer Rod Wellington, Zero Emissions Expeditions (ZEE) passionately promotes the practice of low impact, long distance, self-powered exploration."
Ice Horizons specialise in Greenland ice cap ski crossings. Our next ice cap ski crossings are in April 2013 and April 2014. We are the dedicated professionals to take you on one of the world’s great expeditions, a challenging coast-to-coast 575km ski crossing of extraordinarily beautiful Greenland.
"My name is Max Keene and I am 13 years old. I am planning on attempting an Arctic expedition in Northern Canada, on the 26th of March 2013 in aid of 'Help For Heroes’"
"New York City at Night Seen From ISS in Space (Photo)"
"On March 13th, 2013, Charlie beat the previous Atlantic record of 40 days, 9 hours and 44 minutes to become the world’s fastest ocean rower."
"climbing, mountaineering and skiing adventures worldwide"
"In April and May 2013 Greg and Jukka will be attempting to run across the Greenland icecap."
"A packrafting journey into the heart of Sierra Leone and Liberia's Peace Park. Supported by the RGS Journey of a Lifetime grant"
"In 2012, Davey embarked on an adventure in South America, as the youngest person to attempt a solo Source to Sea journey of the Amazon."
"One Life (onelife-challenge.com) is designed to inspire you to take on a challenge."
"Currently cycling & hiking our way through the Himalaya, from the India/Pakistan border to E Nepal. Spent 2009-11 cycling & climbing high peaks in the Andes."
"Come with me on a fast moving journey of discovery through Southeast Asia’s old conflict zones and battlefields. This ground breaking travel blog has photos of post-war life, and stories introducing you to fascinating people living there today."
"Living out of a camper for a undefined amount of time enjoying life Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Hiking and shooting Video photography."
"This is the story of adventure, persistence, amazing experiences, deep frustrations, endless roads, interesting cultures, friendly people, stunning natural beauty and an ordinary guy and his extraordinary passion for travelling. This is the story of a bicycle journey around the planet, estimated at 75.000km through 50+ countries across 6 continents over the span of 4 years: From Denmark to Denmark"
"On August 10th 2012 Dave Cornthwaite jumped into the Missouri River having never swum further than 100 metres in one go."
" Richard Parks – creator of the 737 Challenge and the first person to climb the highest mountain on each of the world’s 7 continents and stand on all 3 poles within 7 months."
"A 40.000 km Cycling Expedition Through 40 Countries Around The World"
"Traveling on a 4,000 mile kayaking trip from the northern tip of Minnesota to Key West, Florida. "
"10 months, 10 countries, 10,000 km of biking the Silk Road, exploring wilderness conservation across borders in deserts & mountains along the way."
Following the 1,000-Mile Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race
"I first discovered that travel sparked in me something profound and perfect during the year I studied and lived in Leuven, Belgium. Clutching my passport and Eurail pass, hopping around the Continent and experiencing extraordinary places, cultures, adventures, hilarity and new friends, all peppered with the occasional strife — I realized it is in the midst of traveling that I feel the most myself and alive and filled with near-perpetual wonder."
"Nobody’s River is a 4,000 km expedition on one of the world’s greatest and least known free flowing rivers, the Amur. The goal of the project is to travel, document, and collect data on this incredible river from its remote Mongolian headwaters near the birthplace of Genghis Khan, across the vastness of the Russian Far East, to the Pacific Ocean Delta."
"1 man, 2 wheels, 5 years, 6 continents, 60 countries and 80,000 kilometres on a bicycle"
"At the very top of Canada’s Northwest Territories, beyond the Arctic Circle, sits the small town of Inuvik. In July 2013, Cam Webb & Matt McFadyen, will set out from Inuvik in a small 17ft row boat. The goal is to row, sail and drag their boat over 2000 miles of ice choked Arctic waterways, through the infamous Northwest Passage."
"From Anchorage, in south central Alaska, to Nome on the western Bering Sea coast, each team of 12 to 16 dogs and their musher cover over *1,049 miles in 10 to 17 days. You can’t compare it to any other competitive event in the world! A race over 1150 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer. She throws jagged mountain ranges, frozen river, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast at the mushers and their dog teams. Add to that temperatures far below zero, winds that can cause a complete loss of visibility, the hazards of overflow, long hours of darkness and treacherous climbs and side hills, and you have the Iditarod."
"I’ll be crossing through 8 states, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and finally Florida. Where I hit the coast in St.Augustine and splash my face in the ocean and hug a passer by. I’ll then some how get to Orlando for my flight home, if I have time I’ll probably cycle, if I have more time I’ll be at Disney Land. Easy huh?!" -- Stephen Lloyd
"Throughout the course of their adventures Sand2Snow Adventures have raised over 80,000 euro for charity. Their model of self-financing expeditions has garnered praise throughout the NGO community as every penny of their fundraising efforts goes to charity."
"The E.P.I.C. (extreme & polar islands conservation) expedition is a modern tale of exploration and adventure to some of the most remote places on earth, structured within a framework of education, conservation, and science. Through the capacities offered today by technology, the expedition will create an interactive and intimate, enticing and immersing format of narration, allowing the followers to travel virtually, as never before, to the very forefronts of modern-day exploration."
"Most of the aerial photos you see on this website were taken from the seat of the lightest powered aircraft in the world, a motorized paraglider. The aircraft consists of three components: the “wing” of a paraglider (similar to an aerobatic parachute), a back-pack mounted motor, and a single-seat harness that ties the three pieces together."
"The documentary will tell the story of our team's experience as we join the adventurer 'Guapo' in a sailing trip from Mexico to Australia. We will learn about his past, philosophy and fearless way of life. In the way, we will learn the value the of nature, face the challenges the ocean presents us, visit islands, dive the seas and fish to survive. Finding Guapo is a documentary about life, adventure, nature, sailing, diving, freedom, but mostly about madness."
"25 journeys of 1000 miles or more, each using a different form of non-motorised transport. A true global adventure with a total distance equivalent to the circumference of the Earth around the Equator. Along the way, Dave hopes to raise £1,000,000 for charity and use creative adventure to inspire people to think big, stay healthy and care for our planet."
"The project is a human powered adventure by foot, packraft and kayak between the highest summit of Poland (Mount Rysy, 2499m) to the Baltic sea in May 2012. The lowest point is at -1,8m and called Raczki Elbląskie, which I hope to visit as well"
"After four years of choosing which challenge to take on first, we are finally ready to announce our plans! Our first adventure will be cycling unsupported from Cornwall, UK to the Hunter Valley in Australia. Holly's home to David's home by bicycle."
"Wilfred Thesiger was one of my heroes. It was his books who inspired me to join (very briefly!) his old Boxing Club at university. They encouraged me to think ambitiously but simply about making big journeys. And when he died (I was cycling through South America at the time), I felt sad that I never had the opportunity to meet him. Leon McCarron and I walked 1000 miles across the Arabian Peninsula, inspired by the spirit of Thesiger’s own expeditions in the Rub ‘al Khali desert, the Empty Quarter. Meaningless Penance? will tell the story of our journey." - Alastair Humphreys
"Inspired by the Great British explorers of the nineteenth century who travelled in the interior of Africa as well as more recent heroes of exploration such as Ed Stafford, who walked the length of the Amazon river; this expedition will not only be a feat of endurance but also a means to raise awareness about some of the contemporary issues that face Africa in the twenty first century."
"On Earth Day (April 22) of 2010 Dave and Amy Freeman began a three year, 11,700 mile journey across North America by kayak, canoe, and dogsled. Their goal is to use their journey as a platform for gaining support and protection for North America’s waterways and wild places, while actively engaging over 100,000 elementary and middle school students in their journey though this website and live school assemblies."
"The PATAGONIAN EXPEDITION RACE® is a true expedition, taking teams of four through lands previously unknown to the human eye. Racers receive minimal assistance as they traverse through the pristine southern Patagonia by means of trekking, climbing and related rope work, kayaking, mountain biking, and backcountry navigation. They often cover hundreds of kilometers without seeing a soul. "
"HikingTheTrail.com is a blog about the journey of one mans dream to hike the Appalachian trail. The adventure is not just on the trail itself. This blog starts with the journey to get to the trail and will finish after the trail is over as Adam reflects back on the adventure putting together a documentary, companion photo log and trip diary."
"At the top of the world in the Yukon and Alaska wilderness of northwestern North America, an epic winter sports event takes place every February: the Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race. Covering 1,000 miles (1,600 km) between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska during the depths of winter, the Yukon Quest is known for excellence in canine care and fostering the traditions of northern travel by dog sled."
"Cycle South will be a world-first bicycle journey across the Antarctic continent to the South Pole. Covering nearly 750 miles, the route will traverse from Hercules Inlet to the Geographic South Pole, and if conditions permit, 750 miles back to the coast again."
"In Summer Next year, I’ll be heading off alone to cycle 13,000 miles through the 50 states of the USA. Starting in Alaska and ending with Hawaii, I’m loading up a touring bike with everything but the kitchen sink, and taking a very wiggly route across one of the most diverse countries on the globe."
"The goal: to live the most outlandish experiences the world has to offer through a five-year world sailing circumnavigation. Emphasizing cultural engagement, high adventure, and extreme sport, the sailboat Wizard’s Eye acts as a base and staging point for expeditions ranging from deep sea cave diving to Mountaineering and everything in-between."
"Sir Ranulph Fiennes is leading a team of explorers to conquer the last great polar challenge: crossing Antarctica in winter. Their remarkable attempt aims to raise $10m for Seeing is Believing with match-funding from Standard Chartered, provide crucial scientific data and form the basis of an invaluable education programme."
"The 7 rivers, 7 continents project is an endeavour to complete source to sea paddling descents of the longest river on each continent. A combined total distance of 35 000km (22 000 miles)."
"Follow TrekWest adventurer John Davis on his 10-month, human-powered journey along a visioned Western Wildway, running from Mexico to Alaska. Experience life on the wild side. And join a growing Wildlands Network of heroes, committed to connecting and protecting safe pathways for wildlife and creating healthier communities in the West.
"A crew of five British and Australian adventurers will join expedition leader Tim Jarvis, AM FRGS, in an attempt to become the first to authentically re-enact Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia and then dangerous crossing of its mountainous interior."
"The expedition started in early September 2012 in the jungle region of Monte Caburaí in the remote Amazon where Brazil borders Venezuela and Guyana. It ends at Chuí on the border with Uruguay. "
"Over the next seven years, writer Paul Salopek will recreate that epic journey on foot, starting at our species’ birthplace in Ethiopia and ending at the southern tip of South America, where our forebears ran out of horizon."