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Hill Walking

Win an Arc'teryx Cerium SL Hoody

UKH News (press release)UKH News (press release) - Apr 14, 2018
Designed with a disciplined minimalism, the Cerium SL Hoody is exceptionally light and compressible. It primarily functions as a midlayer, but its efficient warmth and packability makes it an effective standalone for rest breaks, evenings at camp, or ...  


Townsville Woman Trekking Mt Everest This Week For Her Mum

Triple MTriple M - Apr 9, 2018
It was all going to plan and Astrid's mother was in remission, but sadly she had a relapse shortly after the transplant. To celebrate her mum's life, Astrid will trek to Mt Everest Base Camp this week while raising funds for the Leukaemia Foundation ...  


Man Goes Canoeing in Natural Runoff

KULR-TVKULR-TV - Apr 17, 2018
Flooding continues to have a big impact along the Hi-Line, with water affecting farmers and buildings. Despite the negatives, one resident in Big Sandy is using this as an opportunity to go canoei...  


For Adventurer Erik Weihenmayer, Blindness No Barrier To Kayaking The Grand Canyon

WBURWBUR - Apr 16, 2018
Though he became blind in his teens, Erik Weihenmayer didn't let his lack of sight prevent him from summitting Mount Everest or kayaking the Grand Canyon. Here & Now's Eric Westervelt (@Ericnpr) revisits his conversation with Weihenmayer ...  


Red Bull Der Lange Weg: the ski mountaineering traverse reaches halfway point

PlanetmountainPlanetmountain - Apr 6, 2018
Nonetheless, after entering Italian territory on March 28th, and after Núria Picas's decision to abandon the traverse, the long ski mountaineering trip continues incessantly. Yesterday the team crossed the Spluga Pass and is now heading towards Saas ...  

Ice Climbing

'It's pretty nuts:' Ice climbing offers 'beautiful views,' but it's an extreme sport that's not easy

fox6now.comfox6now.com - Apr 6, 2018
DELAFIELD -- A Delafield man has gone to great heights to see the world from the edge. To say that he's seen things very few have is an understatement. "It's just really gorgeous, especially the times you go. Ice climb normally is morning and midday ...  

Rock Climbing

Ian Finnerty AMA: Using Rock Climbing To Strengthen Forearms For BR

SwimSwamSwimSwam - Apr 16, 2018
Indiana Hoosier and American record-breaking breaststroker Ian Finnerty did an AMA on reddit yesterday, saying he's used rock climbing as a way to strengthen his forearms for breaststroke. For those who don't waste too much time on the internet, “AMA ...  

Indoor Climbing

New climbing gym opening in Spearfish

Rapid City JournalRapid City Journal - Apr 19, 2018
SPEARFISH | Building on the reputation of the Black Hills area as a rock climber's paradise, Spearfish will host the inaugural Black Hills Climbing Festival in July, and will soon be home to an indoor climbing gym. The Climbing Festival is set for July ...  


More gold in snowboarding as team sports head to playoffs at Arctic Winter Games

Yukon NewsYukon News - Mar 23, 2018
Snowboarding big air saw four Yukoners on the podium. In the junior male category, Ben Machtans won gold and Syth Charchun won bronze. Riley Boland won bronze in juvenile female and Lewis Bunce won bronze in juvenile male. In showshoeing, Team Yukon ...  


Caving in to Erdogan would be easy. But Trump must demand more.

Washington PostWashington Post - Mar 25, 2018
TURKEY'S MILITARY victory over Kurdish forces in the northern Syrian town of Afrin was costly. It took eight weeks, cost several thousand lives and displaced several hundred thousand civilians. The town itself, which was predominantly Kurdish, was ...  


Udayapur pins hope on commercializing paragliding from New Year

MyRepublica (satire) (press release) (blog)MyRepublica (satire) (press release) (blog) - Apr 10, 2018
UDAYAPUR, April 10: With hopes to start paragliding services from April 14, Nepali New Year 2075, Rauta and Chitre of Rautamai rural municipality is testing paragliding flights on Wednesday and Thursday. The two wards, Rauta (1,900 m) and Chitre (2 ...  

Hang Gliding

Washington man who competed in Red Bull extreme flying race inspires Spokane wind warriors

The Spokesman-ReviewThe Spokesman-Review - Apr 19, 2018
Williams spoke to Spokane's hang gliding and paragliding club, Center of Lift, Wednesday night. Although Williams' experience in the Alps was more intense than most recreational hang gliders and paragliders may experience, the core experience remains ...  


Paul Ryan has no good answers for the ballooning deficits that ...

VoxVox - Apr 15, 2018
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) sold himself as a policy wonk and budget hawk throughout his 20-year career in the House. Now Ryan is retiring at the age of 48, after less than three years as Speaker. He seems to have abandoned the principles he ...  

Kite Flying

Kite flying event set at Glik Park

The Edwardsville IntelligencerThe Edwardsville Intelligencer - Apr 10, 2018
EDWARDSVILLE — Look to the skies and start seeing kites later this month. The Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual "Flying 4 Kids" kite fly event as part of the Illinois Association of Park Districts' (IAPD) statewide ...  


What Does the Rise of Women in Skateboarding Mean for Female-Focused Brands?

VICEVICE - Apr 12, 2018
For decades, women's place in skateboarding was questioned and downplayed. Despite the fact that the legendary Zephyr team counted Peggy Oki among its ranks, that figures like Cara-Beth Burnside and Jaime Reyes were underground heroes throughout the ...  

Street Luge

Stephen (Steve) Robert Pearl
San Mateo Daily Journal - Jan 31, 2018

As a younger man, he enjoyed making model airplanes and later began flying radio-controlled airplanes. He loved taking his wife, Marilyn, on weekend getaways to Tahoe in his 1965 Corvette. At 59, he took up street luge, a variation on the Olympic sport ...  


Foreign extreme sports fan detained after parachuting from Beijing skyscraper

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Apr 11, 2018
BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A foreigner who parachuted from a skyscraper under construction in Beijing's Chaoyang district will be detained for 10 days for disturbing public order, police said recently. The foreigner landed on a nearby ...  


Fancy abseiling down Roseberry Topping? Chance to test your ...

Gazette LiveGazette Live - Mar 14, 2018
Chance to see the view from a whole other perspective - here's when.  

Base Jumping

Wodonga grandmother Sandra Northey is going about retirement differently

The Border MailThe Border Mail - Apr 4, 2018
Sandra Northey, who retired mid-last year at age 53, will pursue her love of extreme sports in Europe next month. She will do a base jumping course, her first wingsuit base jump and a paragliding acrobatic course over six months. “I sold my law firm so ...  

Bungee Jumping

From bungee jumping into a volcano to being dumped alone on a deserted island in the South Pacific: Are these the ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Apr 17, 2018
Forget lounging on the beach with a banana daiquiri - the trend now is for extreme travel to the coldest, dangerous and most remote corners of the earth. Travel company Responsible Travel, for instance, has seen a 700 per cent rise in bookings in the ...  

Inline Skating

These women are tough as hell

Metro SpiritMetro Spirit - Apr 11, 2018
“I've always liked inline skating, and I figured it would be somewhat similar, and it was something new, something fun and new, and I'd just had a baby two years before, and I just wanted to do something for myself,” Hunter said. “I absolutely love how ...  

Roller Skating

Skate Ribbon opens in Riverfront Park for free roller skating ...

KHQ Right NowKHQ Right Now - Apr 2, 2018
SPOKANE, Wash. - Riverfront Park's Skate Ribbon is open again. After an up-and-down debut season as an ice rink this winter, the City says the ribbon is now ready for spring as a roller rink. Adm...  

Roller Derby

How a three-mile section of Philly became a roller-derby mecca

PhillyVoice.comPhillyVoice.com - Apr 19, 2018
Between Penn Jersey's admittedly rough-around-the-edges training facility where Allegheny West, East Falls, Nicetown and Hunting Park converge, and the Philly Roller Derby's brighter, cleaner, smaller warehouse in Germantown, a three-mile section of ...  


Artex debuts small, inexpensive PLB

AOPA PilotAOPA Pilot - Mar 28, 2018
The requirement applies to private operations of light airplanes and helicopters, as well as sailplanes and balloons when used over water if deemed appropriate by the pilot. There is no FAA requirement to carry a PLB, but many pilots, especially those ...  

Sky Diving

Opinion | How Sky Diving Cured My Depression

New York TimesNew York Times - Apr 14, 2018
It completely changed my relationship with fear, which had become a very regular part of my daily life through the depressed period.  

Mountain Biking

Why NBA Hall of Famer Reggie Miller Is All-In on Mountain Biking

BicyclingBicycling - Apr 17, 2018
When I learned of Reggie's passion for mountain biking, I was intrigued. It's not surprising for a pro athlete to seek another competitive outlet after retirement. But how did he find and fall in love with the fringe sport of mountain biking? Even more ...  

Adventure Racing


BlueRidgeNow.comBlueRidgeNow.com - Apr 14, 2018
Now celebrating its seventh year, The Gnarliest Kids Adventure Race (also known as THE GNAR presented by Providence Construction Group) offers kids ages 5-14 the opportunity to experience adventure racing. It will be held Sunday, April 29, at Camp Ton ...  


New Motorcyclists Experience Adventure Motorcycles During RawHyde Adventure Days

The DriveThe Drive - Apr 17, 2018
Add motorcycles to this definition and you have one of the most rewarding genres of motorcycling devised in the last decade. Adventure motorcycles are essentially dirt bikes on steroids. They are fully capable of consuming long distances on the highway ...  

Tractor Pull

Tractor Pull Engine Blows Completely Out The Frame

JalopnikJalopnik - Apr 6, 2018
That's uh... that's not how that is supposed to go. As the YouTube uploader notes, this was at the 2016 National Tractor Pulling Championships in Pull Town, USA. (That's not a real place, it's actually at the Wood County Fairgrounds in Bowling Green ...  


Local families become victims of 'paintball wars'

WCNC.comWCNC.com - Apr 14, 2018
He reportedly meant to encourage young people to use paintball guns instead of real guns to release stress and anger. But at 190 miles per hour, paintballs are no joke. Many local victims who suffered injuries said the pelts barely missed blinding them ...  


Mesquite police chief talks about the potential dangers of BB, airsoft guns

Star Local MediaStar Local Media - Apr 13, 2018
The city of Mesquite recently released a public service announcement with Police Chief Charles Cato to inform the public about the dangers of altering and publicly carrying BB guns and airsoft guns. Cato advised that parents and children should always ...  


Kittery's historic Frisbee property coming back to life

Seacoastonline.comSeacoastonline.com - Apr 12, 2018
KITTERY POINT, Maine -- The vision for the town dock area at 88 Pepperrell Cove, the former Frisbee's Market and Cap'n Simeon's Galley took a major step toward completion this week with the opening of Provisions at Pepperrell Cove. Provisions is a ...  

Frisbee Golf

Salem City Council To Hear Presentation for Frisbee Golf Course

WJBD OnlineWJBD Online - Apr 2, 2018
The Salem City Council will hear a presentation Monday night on the concept for a Frisbee golf course in Bryan Park. City Manager Bill Gruen expects the council members will want to review the proposal and possibly make a decision at the April 16th ...  

Air Racing

Reno Air Racing Association Secures New Licensing Agreement

KTVNKTVN - Apr 12, 2018
The Reno Air Racing Association says the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority has approved a new two-year licensing agreement extending through 2019. The 55th annual STIHL National Championship Air Races are scheduled for September 12-16, 2018 at Reno-Stead ...  

Private Flying

Flight instructor hopes to get pilot club off the ground

Charleston Gazette-MailCharleston Gazette-Mail - Apr 7, 2018
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has endorsed the creation of private flying clubs and has guidelines available for starting a club. “The hope would be that we could start with two airplanes and then maybe add others as more people ...  


'Today we pulled 4.2 Gs': Aerobatics team gives ride to Ledger ...

The LedgerThe Ledger - Apr 12, 2018
The Phillips 66 Aerostars acrobatic flying team performed at the 44th annual Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In & Expo this week, thrilling crowds with their tight formation passes and aeronautic maneuvers that an average private plane can't do safely.  

Extreme Ironing

Hey #deletefacebook, here's how to stop being tracked as an ex-user

TNWTNW - Mar 20, 2018
This means that if you'd visit a website about extreme ironing, advertisers could target you across the web with advertisements for very rugged ironing boards. Or more nefarious things, obviously – diapers if you panic-googled symptoms of pregnancy, or ...  


Orienteering- Paper based maps would never lose their charm

Geospatial World (press release) (blog)Geospatial World (press release) (blog) - Mar 28, 2018
orienteering Participants are given a topographical map, which they use to find control points. Originally a training exercise in land navigation for military officers, orienteering has developed many variations. Currently, it is catching up as an ...  

Winter Camping

Dads, daughters continue decade-long tradition of winter camping ...

Bemidji PioneerBemidji Pioneer - Apr 1, 2018
GUNFLINT TRAIL, NORTH OF GRAND MARAIS, Minn. — On a bright March afternoon, a procession of winter travelers moved across the crusted snow atop Bearskin Lake like some human-powered freight train. Three dads, four daughters — and Gimli, the aging ...  


Gritty Survival Marks Debut of New 'Lost in Space' on Netflix

Space.comSpace.com - Apr 13, 2018
Warning: This review contains spoilers for Netflix's "Lost in Space," which premieres today (April 13) on Netflix. The best line from the premiere of Netflix's reimagined "Lost in Space" comes close to the beginning: "I should have read the fine print ...  


A Struggling Town Is Reviving Itself With... Geocaching

MotherboardMotherboard - Mar 30, 2018
In the town of Wilberforce, Ontario, a quick detour from the main street will take you to a seven-foot-tall wooden fork that sits at the point where the road splits into two—a literal fork in the road. Unfamiliar passers-by may think it's a joke. But ...  

Treasure Hunting

Treasure hunting: 5 salvage stores you need to explore

NEXTpittsburghNEXTpittsburgh - Mar 22, 2018
In a town where desanctified churches morph into breweries and dusty factories are reborn as swanky apartments, repurposing stuff has been elevated to an art form. Pittsburgh has salvage skill. Secondhand shopping is good for the environment, good for ...  

Storm Chasing

Rogers County resident readies for another season of storm chasing ...

Claremore Daily ProgressClaremore Daily Progress - Apr 11, 2018
With the coming of spring, Oklahomans can look forward to the coming of warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and longer days.But there's another, less-than-welcome, springtime tradition that inevitably makes its way.  


BEACHCOMBING: Ray Figlewski Refuses to Let Parkinson's Beat Him

Connecticut MagazineConnecticut Magazine - Mar 19, 2018
When I first call Ray Figlewski at his home in Branford, he says, “It's hard for me to run these days; my balance is gone” because of Parkinson's disease. Then he adds, “It's tough. But it can be dealt with.” I recognized his voice right away, although ...  

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster diving for pot? State continues rule-making for medical marijuana

Florida Politics (blog)Florida Politics (blog) - Apr 13, 2018
Calling it a “blue sky opportunity,” the state's chief medical marijuana regulator opened a rule-making workshop Friday with a twist: No rules. Agencies usually issue draft rules weeks in advance of a workshop, so there's something to comment on when ...  

Hill Walker

Hill, Walker Win 2 Charlottesville City Council Seats

NBC 29 NewsNBC 29 News - Nov 8, 2017
The two contested seats for Charlottesville City Council have been claimed. With all 10 precincts reporting, Independent Nikuyah Walker has received 29 percent of the votes. Democrat Heather Hill received a little more than 28 percent of the vote to ...  


Mountaineer Pat White to start coaching career | West Virginia Wire
West Virginia University Wire - Apr 17, 2018

Loved and famed Mountaineer Pat White is returning to the gridiron. The record-setting quarterback has accepted his first of what will likely be many coaching jobs in his career. White has been announced as the newest quarterbacks coach for Alcorn ...  

Ice Climber

Sasha Digiulian on Michigan's World-Class Ice Climbing

Outside MagazineOutside Magazine - Mar 16, 2018
Every year, the Upper Peninsula town of Munising hosts the Michigan Ice Fest. Last month, a certain celebrity rock climber attended the event, working with pro ice climber Angela VanWiemeersch to learn to climb a different type of face. Share · Tweet ...  

Rock Climber

Rock climber killed in Cleveland National Forest

10NewsLos Angeles Times - Mar 18, 2018
A woman rock climbing in the Cleveland National Forest was killed when she fell about 200 feet from a waterfall, Orange County authorities said. Fire officials responded to an emergency call about 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the waterfall near the Blue Jay ...  

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 ...  


Icaro Xema reversible paraglider harness

Cross Country magazineCross Country magazine - Apr 16, 2018
Icaro have replaced the Energy Cross reversible paraglider harness with the new Xema. Icaro say the Xema is lightweight and comfortable with good protection and it's suitable for a wide range of pilots. It reverses to a comfortable rucksack which fits ...  

Hang Glider

Man Suffers Minor Injuries In Hang Glider Crash
SFGate - Mar 31, 2018

MILPITAS (BCN). A hang glider suffered minor injuries in a crash Friday at Ed Levin Park in Milpitas. The Milpitas Fire Department and other agencies responded to the crash at 11:57 a.m.. The crash occurred near the road on the hillside east of Sandy ...  


Skateboarder Sustained Head Trauma in Crash

Santa Barbara EdhatSanta Barbara Edhat - Apr 13, 2018
Skateboarder Sustained Head Trauma in Crash. Skateboarder Sustained Head Trauma in Crash title= Skateboarder Sustained Head Trauma in Crash. Local News. Apr 12 2018 05:04 PM. by. 6 Comments. Reads 2308. By George. A skater headed toward the beach on ...  

Base Jumper

VIDEO: Martin Tower base jumper sought

WFMZ AllentownWFMZ Allentown - Apr 4, 2018
A video has confirmed a daredevil jumped off of Martin Tower in Bethlehem earlier this year, but police say it's a case of criminal trespassing. Continue Reading. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or ...  

Bungee Jumper

The best time to go fishing is...any time that you can

Statesman JournalStatesman Journal - Mar 23, 2018
Ditto for current information about river levels in Oregon, which can yo-yo like a 400-pound bungee jumper during the rainy season. Those are available via automated river gauges and are online at the U.S. Geological Survey web page at https ...  

Inline Skater

Heather Bergsma takes break from speed skating

OlympicTalk (blog)OlympicTalk (blog) - Apr 11, 2018
Similarly, the converted inline skater went into Sochi projected to earn multiple medals by The Associated Press and Sports Illustrated and ended up with a best finish of sixth. The entire U.S. speed skating team underperformed, earning zero medals for ...  

Roller Skater

Roller skater kicks off his skate and patiently waits as it travels it a perfect circle right back to his foot in ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Mar 22, 2018
Roller skater kicks off his skate and patiently waits as it travels it a perfect circle right back to his foot in cool video. A skater - said to be in Chicago - shows off his stellar precision when he effortlessly kicks his skate off and watches it ...  

Sky Diver

A beautiful view of aircrafts and sky diver on the eve of Pakistan Day

The NationThe Nation - Mar 24, 2018
A sky-diver of Pakistan Air Force performs on the occasion of the 78th Pakistan Day Festive in the federal capital. A beautiful view of aircrafts demonstrating aerobatic skills on the eve of Pakistan day at parade ground. Google+ · Whatsapp inShare ...  

Mountain Biker

Local Roundup: Mountain biker Kiran MacKinnon places second, eyes Sea Otter Classic
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Apr 17, 2018

Mountain biker Kiran MacKinnon of Santa Cruz placed second in the Pro Gravity Tour at Port Angeles, Washington, on Sunday with a time of 2 minutes, 31 seconds. Magnus Manson of Canada won in 2:29 and Austin Warren of San Diego took third. MacKinnon is ...  


Don the Beachcomber to close Sunday in Sunset Beach; new ...

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Apr 14, 2018
Renowned tiki restaurant Don the Beachcomber will close Sunday night after nearly 10 years at its Sunset Beach location, the restaurant announced Friday.  

Treasure Hunter

Treasure hunter to bring pirate's tale to Newburyport

Eagle-TribuneEagle-Tribune - Apr 15, 2018
COURTESY PHOTO . The bell from The Whydah, pulled up from the wreck on the sea floor. Treasure hunter to bring pirate's tale to Newburyport. COURTESY PHOTO . Underwater adventurer Barry Clifford, who discovered the wreck of the pirate ship The Whydah ...  

Storm Chaser

How a Legendary Storm Chaser Changed the Face of Tornado ...

SmithsonianSmithsonian - Apr 4, 2018
In 2013, Tim Samaras died in one of the epic storms he'd spent decades chasing. A new book chronicles his harrowing last days.  

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