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Hill Walking

BMC Hill walking symposium aims to inspire volunteers

British Mountaineering CouncilBritish Mountaineering Council - Sep 19, 2018
Are you a hill walker wanting to get more involved with the BMC? Are you passionate about big issues affecting the hills and mountains, like litter, erosion, open access or rewilding? Then come along to the BMC Hill Walking Symposium on Saturday 24 and ...  


Baby steps under the Annapurna: What trekking up to the peak with a 6-year-old means

Economic TimesEconomic Times - Sep 16, 2018
We could have gone to Bhutan or Sri Lanka or even the Andamans with that money, but here we were, I thought, in the hills of central Nepal, under the Annapurna, trekking with the flow of the Modi Khola river, sweating under the harsh May sun. Behind me ...  


Camping, canoeing and hiking in Deboullie Public Lands

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - Sep 21, 2018
By the time we reached Fish River Checkpoint at the edge of the North Maine Woods, we'd already been driving for hours. Maine is a giant state, and it seems that the more I explore it, the bigger it gets. Deep in the woods of northern Maine, the trees ...  


Have a hull of a good time kayaking in Morro Bay

The Bakersfield CalifornianThe Bakersfield Californian - Sep 15, 2018
In the fall and early winter, it's still warm and clear, she told me as I booked a kayaking trip. She raved about the birding in November, the quiet time after the first of the year, and the year-round high temperatures off the Central Coast that hover ...  


WWU exhibit looks at PNW mountaineering

KGMIKGMI - Sep 20, 2018
9-20-2018. BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Next Wednesday, September 26, a new exhibit on mountaineering will open at Western Washington University's Wilson Library. The new exhibition “To the Mountain Top: A Social History of Mountaineering” looks at the ...  

Ice Climbing

Q&A with Sasha DiGiulian

Rock and Ice MagazineRock and Ice Magazine - Aug 30, 2018
You're probably best known as a sport climber, but these past few years you've branched out to all sorts of things: trad climbing, big walling, ice climbing. Where does this fit into that trend and desire to try new things and push yourself in new ways?  

Rock Climbing

Rockin' Rock Climbing

The TrinitonianThe Trinitonian - Sep 22, 2018
Denny — sophomore and president of the Rock Climbing team — first learned to rock climb when he was in middle school at a summer camp but became more serious about the sport his senior year of high school. When he came to Trinity, he met a ...  

Indoor Climbing

Popularity of climbing indoors is on rise; might be time to get back in the harness

Aspen TimesAspen Times - Sep 20, 2018
In 2017, 43 more gyms were added throughout the country, according to Climbing Business Journal, an independent news outlet that covers the indoor climbing industry. These numbers don't include the hundreds (possibly thousands) of climbing walls ...  


Winter Carnival poster reveals snowshoes, Ice Palace

The Adirondack Daily EnterpriseThe Adirondack Daily Enterprise - Jan 12, 2018
Showshoeing is one of the few winter activities Trudeau hasn't already put on a button. Saranac Lake also happens to be launching the Adirondack Snowshoe Fest this Feb. 24 and 25, two weeks after Winter Carnival ends. Last February the village hosted ...  


British caving heroes who saved Thai boys' free a SHEEP from hole ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Sep 20, 2018
A five-strong crew launched the rescue mission after hikers reported hearing desperate bleating sounds underground in Wales.  


These 6 health benefits of paragliding will amaze you

TheHealthSiteTheHealthSite - Sep 21, 2018
Have you often spot people doing paragliding but couldn't try your hand at it? Then, the time has come where you should set your worries free and just start paragliding. Believe us, it is an amazing competitive and recreational sport which will help ...  

Hang Gliding

Flying high while hang gliding at Wallaby Ranch

Hawaii Tribune-HeraldHawaii Tribune-Herald - Sep 16, 2018
So when I was presented with the question, “Do you want to go hang gliding?” I was immediately interested. On a recent sunny morning, I found myself driving south on I-4, headed for Wallaby Ranch in Davenport, Fla. It's about 45 minutes southwest of ...  


Ballooning debt threatens US economic stability: ex-FDIC Chair Bair

ReutersReuters - Sep 20, 2018
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sheila Bair, former chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, on Thursday warned that the economic recovery since the 2008 financial crisis has been largely driven by ballooning consumer and corporate debt, fueled by low ...  

Kite Flying

Free Japanese Kite Flying Festival in Lowry and more Denver-area deals starting Sept. 14

The KnowThe Know - Sep 13, 2018
16 during the Japanese Kite Flying Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free. As part of the festivities, Japanese Edo Kite Master Mikio Toki will make kites with children 8 and under. However, all ages are welcome and invited to bring a kite ...  


Adidas Skateboarding Celebrates Skateboard Heritage

Shop-Eat-Surf.comShop-Eat-Surf.com - Sep 15, 2018
adidas Skateboarding celebrates the legacy and influence of the renowned Pro skateboarder and artist, Brian Lotti, with a customized Respect Your Roots collection, the brand's ongoing tribute series, which pays homage to skateboarding's iconic pioneers ...  

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 ...  


Local skydiver represents Australia in 2018 World Parachuting Championships

The Cairns PostThe Cairns Post - Sep 18, 2018
Mr Kolln has been selected to represent Australia at next month's World Parachuting Championships on the Gold Coast. Cairns man Tim Kolln has been selected as one of the Australian athletes to compete at the upcoming World Parachuting Championships ...  


Melton grandmother conquers height fears by abseiling down skyscraper

Melton TimesMelton Times - Sep 4, 2018
But grandmother Helen Gardner, of Melton, overcame her fears to do just that and raise more than £1,000 for the hospital which has treated her partner in his long-term battle with cancer. Helen Gardner who abseiled 541ft down a tower to raise money for ...  

Base Jumping

On a wingsuit and a prayer: BASE Jumping Championship takes off in China

ITV NewsITV News - Sep 14, 2018
Flying wingsuit athletes have been jumping from altitudes of more than 1,400 metres at the BASE Jumping World Championship in China. The long distance gliding competition was held on the first day with 16 athletes from 11 countries across the world ...  

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping Equipment Market Top Manufacturers, Growth, Statistics, Opportunities and Forecast up to 2022

The Industry Today (press release) (blog)Zherald - Sep 12, 2018
Bungee Jumping Equipment Market report mainly focuses on Market share dominated by major players, types, and applications of Bungee Jumping Equipment Industry including a forecast of regions such as Europe, U.S., Japan, China and etc. The report ...  

Inline Skating

InventHelp Inventor Develops Indoor Inline Skating Accessory (HLW-2050)
PR Newswire (press release) - Sep 16, 2018

My invention allows inline skating to be done anytime, anywhere," said the inventor. The ROLL A MASTIC allows an individual to inline skate indoors. This proves to be particularly useful during periods of inclement weather. It offers a means to achieve ...  

Roller Skating

Elite athletes to rioting teens: Roller-skating in Delaware
WTOP - Sep 23, 2018

OGLETOWN, Del. (AP) — The history of roller-skating in Delaware is an unusual one, closely tied to a single family's legacy in the First State and marred by a series of gang fights and brawls at rinks originally built to train world-class athletes how ...  

Roller Derby

Roller derby team to train temporarily at former Arcadia school

The Digby CourierThe Digby Courier - Sep 17, 2018
A warm, dry temporary home for the Tri-County Roller Derby rec team – East Coast Beaches –means members can continue training, possibly for the entire winter or longer. On Aug. 30, YARC president Mitch Bonnar announced that the team was temporarily ...  


Global Gliders Market Outlook 2023: Market Trends, Segmentation, Market Growth and Competitive Landscape
The FentonPost - Sep 10, 2018

... manufacturer/player; the top players including: Schempp-Hirth, Alexander Schleicher, Dg Flugzeugbau, Allstar Pzl Glider, Lange Aviation, Pipistre, Stemme, HPH sailplanes, Jonker Sailplanes, Aeros, Alisport Srl, LAK, Windward Performance and More…  

Sky Diving

Future of indoor sky diving center up-in-the-air

KUSIKUSI - Sep 19, 2018
It was supposed to be the next big thing in the East Village. An indoor sky diving center with fancy wind tunnels. Before long, the concept took a dive. The place never really caught and went out of business. That's when the City of San Diego stepped ...  

Mountain Biking

Active Outdoors: Mountain biking is the best way to experience autumn

Concord MonitorConcord Monitor - Sep 16, 2018
That means it's time for more biking, particularly more mountain biking . I've pretty much stopped road biking these days. I'll freely admit I've been scared off by too many drivers paying more attention to their cellphone than to the road in front of ...  

Adventure Racing

Central Floridians seek thrill with adventure racing

Orlando SentinelOrlando Sentinel - Sep 4, 2018
Racing down a flat road or speeding toward the end of a pool lane are common scenarios for athletes in Central Florida, but for some, the thrill of a single-sport finish line is not enough. Adventure racing takes the concept of traditional running ...  


15 tickets written, nine motorcycles towed during Ride of the Century ...

STLtoday.comSTLtoday.com - Sep 24, 2018
ST. LOUIS • Police issued 15 tickets and towed nine motorcycles during the Ride of the Century event, which attracted hundreds of motorcycle riders to the St.  

Tractor Pull

Photos: NoCo Truck & Tractor Pull 2018

Greeley TribuneGreeley Tribune - Sep 16, 2018
Half-sisters Dakota Torango, 7, and Ember Patzer, 12, wait to congratulate their grandpa, Lee England, after his run in Black Thunder at the 2018 Northern Colorado Truck & Tractor Pull on Saturday. (Kelsy Schlotthauer/kschlotthauer@greeleytribune.com).  


Police Investigating Paintball Shooting Spree In Pittsburgh

CBS PittsburghCBS Pittsburgh - Sep 19, 2018
Follow KDKA-TV: Facebook | Twitter. PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are investigating after several people were shot with paintballs in Pittsburgh Tuesday morning. According to police, six separate incidents were reported between 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m..  


Chanute shootout: 160 armor-clad enthusiasts to converge on Rantoul airsoft event

Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteChampaign/Urbana News-Gazette - Sep 4, 2018
RANTOUL — People wearing military-style uniforms will be firing at each other on the former Chanute Air Force Base. Not to worry, though. The weapons will be firing biodegradable plastic pellets. The Sleeping Giant airsoft event will be held Saturday ...  


Building community through ultimate frisbee

UtahstatesmanUtahstatesman - Sep 17, 2018
Out on the turf of Legacy fields, the discs are flying with the Utah State University Women's Ultimate Frisbee Club Team. This is the second year the club has been in action here on campus. When Kylee Behunin, club coach, arrived at USU there was no ...  

Frisbee Golf

Man bitten by 10-foot alligator while retrieving Frisbee golf disc from pond at Clearwater park

ABC Action NewsABC Action News - Sep 10, 2018
CLEARWATER, Fla. — A 35-year-old man was bitten by a 10-foot alligator on Monday afternoon while playing Frisbee golf in Clearwater, officials say. Clearwater Fire Rescue says that the man was trying to retrieve a disc from a pond at Cliff Stephens ...  

Air Racing

Racing on the Ground Is So Pedestrian

Robb ReportRobb Report - Sep 19, 2018
It's an exciting time for fans of air racing and people who ought to be fans of air racing. One of the country's oldest and most prestigious air racing events, the Reno Championship Air Races, wrapped up this weekend in Reno, Nev. The event provided ...  

Private Flying

You Don't Need A Private Jet To Enjoy These Private Jet Blogs

ForbesForbes - Sep 1, 2018
However, there are several private aviation providers who have expanded their website (and newsletter) content to be educational about private flying, provide insider information, plus fun posts about travel, lifestyle, and leadership. Here's my list ...  


Owensboro Airshow to Soar with Blue Angels, top Aerobatics this Weekend

Avgeekery (blog)Avgeekery (blog) - Sep 14, 2018
OWENSBORO, KY — The rush of six blue and gold jets in a delta formation arrived high above the Ohio River heralding the arrival of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels on Thursday in time for this weekend's Owensboro Air Show.  

Extreme Ironing

Bill Geist on the trip of a lifetime

CBS NewsCBS News - Sep 16, 2018
We were happy to introduce you to sports that have been slow to catch on, frankly – Donkey Basketball (a little-known fact: The Amish love donkey basketball!); extreme ironing; and in San Jose, Calif., underwater hockey. Sure, we spent a lot of time on ...  


Junior World Orienteering Championships programme and gender equality to headline IOF General Assembly
Insidethegames.biz (blog) - Sep 24, 2018

“The clear majority of the respondents recommend continuing having all three forest finals in Junior World Orienteering Championships,” the IOF stated. “Several respondents indicate that the cost of extending the sequence of days from first to last ...  

Winter Camping

Fall And Winter Are Prime Seasons For Camping In These Parks

National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog)National Parks Traveler (press release) (blog) - Sep 14, 2018
Some parks are often still too warm even in the fall, so they are best suited for winter camping. Here are several suggestions for those of you who like to plan ahead. Death Valley National Park is probably the ultimate example of extreme summer ...  


Learn Survival Skills At The 'Self-Reliance & Simple Life Experience'

CBS DenverCBS Denver - Sep 21, 2018
By Britt Moreno. DENVER (CBS4) — What if the world's water vanished tomorrow? What would you do if say, we ran out of energy? Would you be prepared? There are a group of Coloradans who can answer those ominous questions with smiles on their ...  


New York City, Geocachers' Paradise

New York TimesNew York Times - Aug 29, 2018
Jeremy Jacobowitz and John Mitchell were on the hunt for treasure in Central Park. Mr. Jacobowitz consulted the coordinates on his phone as a misty rain fell. He and Mr. Mitchell were geocaching, and if past experience was any guide, they would most ...  

Treasure Hunting

Treasure Hunting

Down EastDown East - Sep 11, 2018
This month finds 66 dealers from seven states gathering in Portland for the Maine Antiques Exposition. Expo organizer and Wells antiques dealer John DeSimone offered us some tips on making an educated buy.  

Storm Chasing

Brantley Hargrove Tells the Story of a Storm-Chasing Legend

Nashville SceneNashville Scene - Sep 13, 2018
In 1993, when he first began storm chasing in earnest, Samaras was a 35-year-old father of three who lived with his family near Denver. A self-taught tinkerer with a knack for mechanical gadgetry, Tim worked for the Denver Research Institute, where he ...  


The State's Only Prison For Women Began as a Working Farm

Connecticut MagazineConnecticut Magazine - Sep 17, 2018
Shown here with a donkey in a circa-1920s photo, the women were very much part of a working farm. The farm was the second-largest producer of milk in Connecticut in 1941. Courtesy of the state Department of Corrections. One hundred years ago, after ...  

Dumpster Diving

Motivational Speaker Talks About Her Book 'Dumpster Diving' On 6 In The Morning

News On 6News On 6 - Sep 4, 2018
TULSA, Oklahoma - The author of "Dumpster Diving," Lori Klickman, who is also a motivational speaker stopped by 6 In The Morning to talk about her book and an upcoming conference in Grove. Lori is also getting ready for the 2018 Live It Up Conference ...  

Hill Walker

Special constables locate missing hill walker on Exmoor

Somerset County GazetteSomerset County Gazette - Aug 20, 2018
Special constables locate missing hill walker on Exmoor. By Phil Hill. Specials search for missing hill walker ends happily. VOLUNTEER police officers spent part of yesterday morning (Sunday) searching for a missing hill walker on Exmoor. 0 comment.  


Mountaineer Brewfest donates proceeds to Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center

WTOV SteubenvilleWTOV Steubenville - Sep 18, 2018
“The Mountaineer Brewfest committee is proud to be able to present our largest donation to date to The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center,” Brewfest Founder and President Jeff Hayes said. “Through the help of so many sponsors, local community ...  

Ice Climber

Ice Climber's Summit slides back in Smash Bros. in today's blog post

Nintendo WireNintendo Wire - Sep 12, 2018
Aurora borealis? At this time of year? Localized entirely in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Why, yes! Thanks to the return of the Ice Climbers as a fighter, we've also got the come back of a fun Brawl stage. The striking arctic sights of Summit make for a ...  

Rock Climber

Podcast: Rock climber Kevin Jorgeson on 'The Dawn Wall' film

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle - Sep 17, 2018
The Chronicle has launched a new weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. The national media descended on Yosemite Valley in January of 2015 just as rock climber Kevin Jorgeson hit the proverbial wall, several hundred feet above the valley floor, during ...  

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 ...  


Gust of wind possible cause of popular paraglider's Mount Maunganui death
New Zealand Herald - Sep 21, 2018

A reality TV show winner who died paragliding on Mauao earlier this year had either misjudged his own ability, or a sudden gust put him off course. Josh Tingey was a well-known paraglider who died while gliding above Mauao on February 17. He had ...  

Hang Glider

Hang glider pilot sent to hospital after rough landing in Dade County

WRCB-TVWRCB-TV - Sep 23, 2018
A hang glider's rough landing at the Lookout Mountain Flight Park sent him to the hospital on Friday. It happened off New England Road just before 8:00 p.m.. Dade County Director of Emergency Services Alex Case said the hang glider was a man in his ...  


Skateboarder sent to hospital with serious injuries following collision
TheRecord.com - Sep 24, 2018

KITCHENER — A skateboarder was been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a car early Monday morning. Police responded to the area of Homer Watson Boulevard and Conestoga College Boulevard in Kitchener at about 4:30 ...  

Base Jumper

Spectators alarmed as base jumper collides into balcony at Wisma Sanyan

The Sun DailyThe Sun Daily - Sep 23, 2018
SIBU: Spectators of the Sibu International BASE Jump 2018 event who gathered at the Sibu Square from as early as 8am today were alarmed when a jumper collided into a balcony on the 16th floor of Wisma Sanyan while performing his jump. However, the ...  

Bungee Jumper

Hilarious moment bungee jumping Chinese tourist fails to take the plunge for almost two minutes because she didn't ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 27, 2018
The bungee jumper and her instructor are clearly bemused by the language barrier - briefly laughing with each other on the platform. He said: 'You're still here! What are you doing? 'Just do it yeah?' After she has been stood for two minutes, another ...  

Inline Skater

Tiago Inline Skater at The 2018 Big Apple Roll in NYC

Big Wheel Blading (blog)Big Wheel Blading (blog) - Aug 30, 2018
Hey guys it'sa me, Tiago the french inline skater and today's video is about the BIG APPLE ROLL! Published on August 20th, 2018 by Tiago Inline Skater. Share this: Related. Big Apple Roll 2018 (TIAGO X BINY)August 8, 2018In "Slalom Videos". How Tiago ...  

Roller Skater

Asian Games: Malaysia's sole roller skater rues strategy after exit

Free Malaysia TodayFree Malaysia Today - Aug 31, 2018
PALEMBANG: Malaysia's sole representative in the roller skate event at the 2018 Asian Games, Mohamad Hazim Shahrum, was eliminated in the men's 20km road race today. The 18-year-old crashed out in the 29th lap, after being outrun by fellow ...  

Sky Diver

SpaceX reveals mystery moon passenger, and he's a billionaire

CNETCNET - Sep 18, 2018
Musk says the BFR will act more like a sky diver than an airplane. SpaceX. The BFR will be constructed at a SpaceX facility in Los Angeles and is being designed to handle everything from missions to Earth orbit to long-term cargo and crew missions to Mars.  

Mountain Biker

Single-Speed Mountain Biker 'Knows It's Going to Hurt'
U.S. News & World Report - Sep 15, 2018

By JOHN MCCOY, Charleston Gazette-Mail. ELEANOR, W.Va. (AP) — Brandon Doerner isn't your average, everyday mountain biker. True, he spends a lot of his spare time pedaling a bike with flat handlebars and big, knobby tires along the dirt roads and ...  


Beachcomber, a Floridian bungalow

St. Augustine RecordSt. Augustine Record - Sep 14, 2018
Beachcomber is the epitome of Floridian culture. Built directly behind a sand dune on A Street, tourists and locals alike will flock to this beach bungalow to grab a bite and take a load off. Kids can enjoy playing in the sand pit next to the outdoor ...  

Treasure Hunter

Treasure hunter

theday.comtheday.com - Sep 14, 2018
Steve Crouch of Norwich, scours the shoreline of Ocean Beach Park in New London, with his metal detector on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Steve, an artist, and his wife Sandy, (not in photo) both enjoy searching for possible lost items. (Tim Martin/The Day).  

Storm Chaser

"Zero to crazy in no time": Storm chaser describes Florence's wrath

CBS NewsCBS News - Sep 14, 2018
Storm chaser Aaron Rigsby has covered several major hurricanes including Harvey and Matthew and was tracking Florence in North Carolina, where it made landfall Friday as a hurricane. "This hurricane went from zero to crazy in no time," Rigsby told "CBS ...  

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