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Hill Walking

Hill Walking Symposium: freedom, adventure, environment and community

British Mountaineering CouncilBritish Mountaineering Council - Nov 29, 2018
Greater access freedoms, richer landscapes, and a more vibrant, engaged and adventurous outdoor community. This is the inspiring vision which emerged after 50 people converged on the Peak District last weekend for the first ever BMC Hill Walking ...  





Ice Climbing

Ice Climbing 101 with 'MNT MIA' and other Boulder-area events Nov. 20, 2018
Boulder Daily Camera - Nov 20, 2018

Ice Climbing 101 with 'MNT MIA'. Each winter, many rock climbers exchange their chalk bags for ice tools, and rock shoes for boots and crampons — because it's ice-climbing season. Join this free one-hour clinic to learn about the world of ice climbing ...  

Rock Climbing

Local rock climbing gym celebrates one-year anniversary, offers space for students to find work-life balance

The Daily OrangeThe Daily Orange - Dec 5, 2018
In the past few years, indoor rock climbing has exploded onto the fitness scene in the United States. To meet the rapidly increasing demand for facilities, new gyms are popping up everywhere, Morgan said. And as climbers like Alex Honnold gain national ...  

Indoor Climbing

Behind The Making Of One of Colorado's Coolest Indoor Rock Climbing Walls

5280 | The Denver Magazine5280 | The Denver Magazine - Nov 30, 2018
Encased in five stories of glass, the 54-foot behemoth (the state's second-tallest indoor climbing wall) offers more than size: It was made to resemble part of nearby Independence Pass. How did Boulder-based Eldorado Climbing Walls raise Limelight's ...  




24 great travel gifts for Christmas

The GuardianThe Guardian - Dec 1, 2018
A paragliding lesson will take you soaring to 4,000m above the south Wales countryside in a free-flying aircraft, using the natural lift of the wind. It's a popular area for competitions in the UK, and also has plenty of suitable sites for newbies ...  

Hang Gliding

A man's hang glider soared 4000 feet in the air — and he wasn't strapped into it

Washington PostWashington Post - Nov 28, 2018
Gursky said he and his wife were visiting Switzerland last month when they decided to go hang gliding for the first time. The mishap occurred on the first day of their vacation, he wrote in the caption over the video. “Base jumping tomorrow?” he wrote.  


Pentagon stuck with bill for ballooning border mission

PoliticoPolitico - Dec 1, 2018
If the Pentagon keeps thousands of active-duty troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border for several more months -- as the Department of Homeland Security requested Friday -- it faces a growing challenge: how to pay for it all. The military commonly ...  

Kite Flying


Street Luge

Downhill board racing event returning to Munnsville

Rome SentinelRome Sentinel - Sep 14, 2018
The hills of Madison County are luring back downhill skateboarders and street luge riders who hurl themselves down a closed road at up to 50 miles per hour, all for fun and prizes. Gravity Fest is returning to East Hill Road in Munnsville Saturday and ...  



British man dies after falling 80ft while abseiling on mountain in Costa Blanca

Sky NewsSky News - Nov 28, 2018
... to his chest which frustrated the attempts to revive him. "He fell from a height of about 80ft and the woman he was with fell from a height of just over 25 feet. "They had climbed to the top of the mountain and were abseiling down it when the ...  

Base Jumping

Bungee Jumping

Idea could lead to Taranaki hosting world's highest bungee jump

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Nov 30, 2018
Stuff like skydiving and bungee jumping don't exist within Taranaki, so it's completely unsaturated. "Those types of activities drive the tour buses because they get anywhere from a 20 per cent to 35 per cent commission." As for where in Taranaki they ...  

Inline Skating

Inline Skating Title On a Roll Re-Emerges With New Video

TrueAchievementsTrueAchievements - Nov 25, 2018
To celebrate the game's Early Access Steam version going 50% off, a new video has been released for inline skating title On a Roll. It's been over a year since we last heard from the game, with the hope then that it would release to consoles early in ...  

Roller Skating

Roller Derby

See the history of Austin roller derby in 'Rollergirls'

austin360austin360 - Nov 29, 2018
Next February, the Texas Rollergirls, the flat track roller derby league based in Austin, starts its 17th season. And Felicia Graham has photographed almost all of them. Graham, a Houston native, was in Austin for grad school in 2005 when she first ...  


Sky Diving

Bush 41's lead Secret Service agent on protecting the President

Twin Falls Times-NewsTwin Falls Times-News - Dec 3, 2018
John Magaw, former Director of the U.S. Secret Service, was the lead agent under former President George H.W. Bush. He shares stories of his time protecting the 41st President -- a man who liked sky diving and fast boats.  

Mountain Biking

Bitterroot Forest receives over 3100 objections on WSA mountain biking decision

Ravalli RepublicRavalli Republic - Nov 28, 2018
The Bitterroot National Forest received over 3,100 objections to its decision to exclude mountain bikes from two wilderness study areas in its updated travel plan. The court-ordered objection period ended Nov. 19. In June, U.S. District Judge Dana ...  

Adventure Racing

Adventure Race World Championships: Hongkongers battle 420km course with bike crashes and vomiting

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Nov 21, 2018
Adventure racing is a combination of running, paddling, cycling and often other challenges. The North Face team consisted of Jantaraboon Kiangchaipaiphana and Ryan Blair from Hong Kong, along with Guilherme Pahl Siqueira Silva and Camila De Araujo ...  


Tractor Pull


Battle Creek paintball shooting spree leads to the arrests of three men on felony charges

WWMT-TVWWMT-TV - Nov 28, 2018
Three men now face felony charges, after several Battle Creek neighborhoods were terrorized by a series of paintball, drive-by shootings. Investigators with the Battle Creek Police Department said a group of men was driving by and shooting paintballs ...  


Local police warn about dangers of buying Airsoft guns as gifts

WTTV CBS4IndyWTTV CBS4Indy - Nov 28, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — With the holiday shopping season in full swing, local police departments are warning Hoosiers about a popular and dangerous holiday gift: Airsoft guns. As of Tuesday afternoon, police departments like Southport and Cumberland had ...  


Frisbee Golf

Air Racing

AVweb - Nov 28, 2018

"China has certainly shown that it has aviation and air racing in its heart and we look forward to coming back again. "The hospitality and welcome has been fantastic, and the crowds are very knowledgable about Air Race 1 - I will remember this win for ...  

Private Flying


9th Iran Airshow: aerobatics display over Kish Island

Mehr News Agency - English VersionMehr News Agency - English Version - Nov 27, 2018
KISH ISLAND, Nov. 27 (MNA) – The 9th Iran Airshow is underway on the southern island of Kish in the Persian Gulf with aerobatics demonstrations of MiG-29, Sukhoi-23, and dozens of other fighter aircraft. 105 Iranian and 10 foreign companies are ...  

Extreme Ironing

Das Duell um die Welt – Team Joko gegen Team Klaas

ProSiebenProSieben - Dec 1, 2018
Slowenien: Extreme Ironing mit Johannes B. Kerner. Staffel 1 • Episode 2 • 01.12.2018 • 20:15. © ProSieben. Johannes B. Kerner muss für Team Klaas auf den höchsten Schornstein Europas klettern um dann in 360 Meter Höhe das Bügeleisen über dem ...  


NJROTC unit chosen to attend Orienteering nationals

Early Bird Newspaper (press release)Early Bird Newspaper (press release) - Nov 30, 2018
GREENVILLE – Greenville High School held its NJROTC Pass-in-Review Thursday, performing drills and earning awards with their parents, family members and special guests in attendance. The students also learned they had been chosen to represent Area ...  

Winter Camping


New Personalized Approach Improves Survival Prediction in Patients With MDS

Targeted OncologyTargeted Oncology - Dec 3, 2018
“A random survival forest [RSF] algorithm was used to build the model, in which clinical and molecular variables are randomly selected for inclusion in determining survival, thereby avoiding the shortcomings of traditional Cox step-wise regression in ...  


Sinnemahoning to host geocaching
The Wellsboro Gazette - Nov 8, 2018

This park has very family-friendly caches that would be well suited for introducing newbies to geocaching. Most of the 24 caches located in the park are located just a few feet off well groomed trails. The park also has loaner GPS receivers (pre-loaded ...  

Treasure Hunting

Storm Chasing

You've Never Seen Thunderstorms Like These Before

WIREDWIRED - Dec 3, 2018
... van until giving up the chase at midnight in Valentine, Nebraska. "It looked like a spaceship," recalls Hill, who runs Silver Lining Tours, which offers 11 storm-chasing outings each year. "Hail the size of grapefruits, lightning strikes every ...  


'The Connecticut 169 Club' is a Guidebook to Adventures in Every Corner of the State

Connecticut MagazineConnecticut Magazine - Nov 24, 2018
Martin Podskoch wants to get us out of our habit of visiting the same old places in our state and instead “take the road less traveled.” In his new book Connecticut 169 Club: Your Passport and Guide to Exploring Connecticut (Podskoch Press), he is ...  

Dumpster Diving

Hill Walker

Promoting Vermont diversity in the echo of national punchlines

vtdigger.orgvtdigger.org - Nov 4, 2018
Eric Gilbertson of the Preservation Trust of Vermont listens to Melina Hill Walker of the Endowment for Health at the annual Vermont Vision for a Multicultural Future conference at Brattleboro's World Learning. Photo by Kevin O'Connor/VTDigger. But Gov.  


Ice Climber

The Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: Ice Climbers

GeekGeek - Nov 12, 2018
Ice Climber is a bad game. You could argue standards for platforming were different in 1985 on the NES, but this is the same console with Super Mario Bros. on it. Still, despite starring in a bad game, adorable little Eskimo couple Popo and Nana made a ...  

Rock Climber

Rock Climber Concerns

Storm Water Solutions (press release) (blog)Storm Water Solutions (press release) (blog) - Dec 3, 2018
Rock Climber Concerns. SWS Managing Editor discusses environmental impacts of rock climbing chalk in the November/December 2018 editorial letter. SWS Managing Editor address environmental impacts on storm water. “Climbing!” This simple safety ...  

Indoor Climber

A High-Tech Climbing Wall for the Seriously Competitive

OZYOZY - Nov 9, 2017
Any indoor climber, amateur or seasoned, knows the adrenaline boost that floods your system when you get close to the top of the wall. Gritting your teeth, you pull yourself up, hand by hand, palms chalky and red, wedging your feet into awkwardly sized ...  


Hang Glider

Hang-Glider Describes Terrifying Flight Over Alps

The Weather ChannelThe Weather Channel - Dec 6, 2018
Hang-Glider Describes Terrifying Flight Over Alps. weather.com. First-time hang-glider Chris Gursky described his terrifying flight over the Swiss Alps as he held on with one hand. Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. More ...  


Fruitland Park skateboarder nabbed for trespassing at Leesburg Wal-Mart

Villages-NewsVillages-News - Nov 25, 2018
Sherman Eugene James III, 26, was taken into custody Nov. 19 after a Fruitland Park Police officer spotted him riding a skateboard on S. Dixie Avenue toward the store, located at 2501 N Citrus Blvd. The officer knew James from previous encounters, one ...  

Base Jumper

Dominik Loyen: German base jumper dies in Portugal jump

BBC NewsBBC News - Nov 22, 2018
A well-known German base jumper has died during an attempted jump in Portugal, German media report. Dominik Loyen's parachute did not open during Monday's jump from a 100m (330ft) cliff in the coastal town of Nazaré, police told Bild newspaper.  

Bungee Jumper

Bungee jumper stuck in mid-air at Macau Tower, as temperature drops to 8 degrees Celsius

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Jan 29, 2018
A bungee jumper at the Macau Tower entertainment complex was left dangling in mid-air for an hour yesterday, as the temperature dropped to about 8 degrees Celsius and a light drizzle enveloped the city. The man, 30, and holding a Russian passport, had ...  

Inline Skater

Hatfield's national champs off to Europe after triumph

Welwyn Hatfield TimesWelwyn Hatfield Times - Nov 28, 2018
The club's U12 side took the title at the Inline Skater Hockey National Championships, held at Bordon in Hampshire. And as a result they will now represent the UK at the European Championships in Germany next year. A club spokeswoman said: “This is an ...  

Roller Skater

Review: Cirque du Soleil's 'Volta' zaps, then entrances

48 Hills48 Hills - Nov 29, 2018
In the end, it's the overwhelming charm of Arrigo, the free-spirited roller skater Ela, and rest of the cast that plugs Volta in—although I missed the slightly more complex gender dynamics and design of Cirque's previous show here, Luzia, which ...  

Sky Diver

I'm A Celebrity 2018: Dec Donnelly speechless as Holly discovers HUGE Emily Atak blunder

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Nov 18, 2018
“Nothing gets past us on the show!” Dec then declared cheerfully. Fans took to Twitter to comment on the turn of events. One person wrote: “I'm glad that sky diver is wearing a helmet to protect himself from Emily Atak's screams. #ImACeleb.” “Is Emily ...  

Mountain Biker


Board has made decisions carefully
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Nov 29, 2018

Thank you, John Simonds, for your letters to The Beachcomber and to the Vashon Fire & Rescue (VIFR) commissioners (“Billing for ambulance transport is unfair,” Nov. 15). Your issue with billing for ambulance transport has been discussed at length in ...  

Treasure Hunter

Pembrokeshire treasure hunter unearths Celtic chariot

BBC NewsBBC News - Nov 21, 2018
A metal detectorist has found what is thought to be the first Celtic chariot burial to be uncovered in Wales. The burial ritual was reserved for high-ranking chiefs who would be interred complete with their chariot, horses, tack and even weapons. Mike ...  

Storm Chaser

You've Never Seen Thunderstorms Like These Before

WIREDWIRED - Dec 3, 2018
For the past decade, photographer Mitch Dobrowner has spent a few weeks every summer pursuing extreme weather across the midwestern United States with veteran storm chaser Roger Hill, who, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, has ...  

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