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Hill Walking

Leitrim hill walking festival this weekend

Leitrim ObserverLeitrim Observer - Apr 14, 2017
As has been the case for many years now, the North Leitrim Glens Easter Hillwalking Festival is being organised and promoted by the local Holey Soles Hill Walking Club. The Festival is being supported by Leitrim County Council, Leitrim Tourism, Call of ...  


Kiwis in flight: 7 reasons you can't miss trekking the Himalayas

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Apr 20, 2017
Unless you're in a plane, not many people get to watch the sunrise above the clouds. But when trekking in the Himalayas, it's standard. Because the peaks are so tall, you'll see them turn a fiery orange well before you get a glimpse of the sun. Then ...  


Canoeing in Maine: For beauty, check out Alna and Head Tide

Press HeraldPress Herald - Apr 16, 2017
Canoeing in Maine: For beauty, check out Alna and Head Tide. A paddle up the Sheepscot River is a great way to celebrate the coming of spring. By MICHAEL PERRY. Share. facebook. tweet. email. print. Comment. Read Article. It's April, and time to get ...  


'It was awesome to win on my home wave': Smiths Station teen wins kayaking title

Columbus Ledger-EnquirerColumbus Ledger-Enquirer - Apr 18, 2017
The Smiths Station teen won the cadet category for competitors 13 and under at the 2017 USA Freestyle Kayak National Championships in Columbus on Saturday. The event was held on the Chattahoochee River at the Whitewater Good Wave in front of ...  


My Kit: Nine Tools for Ski Mountaineering in Montana's Tobacco Roots

BackcountryBackcountry - Apr 26, 2017
Later this week, I'm heading into Montana's Tobacco Root Mountains for a ski mountaineering course offered by Bell Lake Yurt and Montana Alpine Adventures. Most of my steep-skiing experience is limited to following others, so I see this course as an ...  

Ice Climbing

N.W.T. ice climbing scene gets leg up from little-known spot

CBC.caCBC.ca - Apr 6, 2017
Two Yellowknife climbers spent days exploring a canyon near Enterprise better known for its scenic vistas than its climbing potential.  

Rock Climbing

Zip lines, alpine slide, rock-climbing walls and more planned in $35 ...

Omaha World-HeraldOmaha World-Herald - Apr 21, 2017
Under the Game and Parks Commission's "venture parks" plan, a grassy slope at Mahoney State Park will be resculpted for sled and toboggan runs, including a ...  

Indoor Climbing

Photographing an Indoor Rock Climbing Boulder Competition

FstoppersFstoppers - Apr 15, 2017
As an adventure photographer I've photographed climbing in all sorts of environments but this would be my first attempt at shooting indoor climbing. Of course indoor gyms come with a completely different set of difficulties compared to shooting outdoors.  


Where to get started with cross-country skiing in Colorado

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Feb 10, 2017
... one of the many groomed trails at the Eldora Nordic Center at Eldora Mountain Resort on January 30, 2017 in Nederland, Colorado. The area offers 40 kilometers of trails that are designated for classic cross-country skiing, skate skiing and showshoeing.  


With North Carolina, the NBA, and the NCAA Caving on Trans Rights, Texas Finds New Momentum for Discrimination

ACLU (blog)ACLU (blog) - Apr 18, 2017
Last month, North Carolina lawmakers passed what they called a “compromise repeal” of the state's notoriously costly and discriminatory anti-LGBT law, House Bill 2. HB2 mandated statewide discrimination against trans people in schools and other ...  


Friend saw paraglider's death in Christchurch's Port Hills

The PressThe Press - Apr 18, 2017
Emergency services went to the scene, near the top of the Christchurch Gondola, shortly after 11.30am on Tuesday. The crash happened on Summit Rd, near Mt Pleasant Scenic Reserve. New Zealand Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association Canterbury ...  

Hang Gliding

Hang gliding in Malibu. Touring a Beverly Hills mansion. The Chinese will be able to experience it all before visiting

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Apr 18, 2017
FansTang has captured VR footage of several local attractions and landmarks, including hang gliding off the Malibu coast and touring Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. It has about 35 full-time staff members, with 15 in L.A., in addition to a local ...  


What should LAUSD do about its ballooning benefits costs?

89.3 KPCC89.3 KPCC - Apr 27, 2017
Now, with the May 16 run-off elections for two L.A. Unified School Board seats just weeks away, the question of how district leaders ought to handle these ballooning costs has surfaced in the campaign debate. In a recent debate between candidate Nick ...  

Kite Flying

Kite Flying Festival takes to the skies at Greenwich Point
Greenwich Time - Apr 22, 2017

Despite the rain and a low wind, the Greenwich Kite Flying Festival took to the unfriendly skies Saturday afternoon on the beach at Greenwich Point. Roughly 30 devoted participants launched or attempted to launch their kites into the air during low-tide.  


Skateboarding Legend Tony Hawk's 3 Tips to Take Your Business to New Heights

EntrepreneurEntrepreneur - Apr 25, 2017
While Tony Hawk is known today as a record-breaking skateboarding icon, the 48-year-old -- who went pro when he was just 14 -- vividly remembers a time when his career in the sport, and even the fortunes of skateboarding itself, were uncertain.  

Street Luge

Video Of The Week — Roger Hickey Sets New Street Luge Record In Quebec
DOGOnews - Sep 26, 2016

If you think winter luge, where athletes lying on tiny sleds hurtle down slippery icy tracks is dangerous, you probably have never seen the “summer” version of the sport. Street luge is similar to its winter counterpart, except for one thing ...  


Man dies after parachuting incident at Cliffs of Moher

Irish TimesIrish Times - Apr 22, 2017
A man has died in hospital following a parachuting incident at the Cliffs of Moher on Saturday morning. The incident happened at around 7am at Aill na Searrach part of the cliff range in Co Clare. Three men had gone to the area to undertake a base jump.  


WATCH 63-year-old woman rescued after abseiling down building with rope to get back into locked apartment

talkRADIO (press release)talkRADIO (press release) - Apr 24, 2017
A 63-year-old woman had to be rescued in China after she tried to abseil down the side of an apartment building using just a piece of rope. The woman, identified as Jia, was trying to enter her own apartment through the window, after the door had been ...  

Base Jumping

WATCH: Aussie tourists BASE jump off high-rise in Tin Hau

CoconutsCoconuts - Mar 30, 2017
... a novelty backdrop to their daredevil antics, whether it's skyscraper parkour or just plain ol' rooftopping, and honestly, our interest in adrenaline junkies has wa(y)ned. But, we have to admit, we've never seen anyone BASE jumping in the city ...  

Bungee Jumping

Girl Busts Her Face Open While Bungee Jumping

The InterrobangThe Interrobang - Apr 20, 2017
That's why you should never got bungee jumping, don't even sky dive ya know what just to keep it real safe just don't drive, while you're at it just stay home in a ...  

Inline Skating

Renovated Skate Park To Open April 22

Hartford CourantHartford Courant - Apr 18, 2017
According to the company's website, Peterson is a skateboard and inline skating instructor, certified with The International Inline Skating Association and The United Skateboarding Association. He also sits on the newly established A.S.T.M. committee ...  

Roller Skating

Roller skating in the Himalayas

WIONWION - Apr 9, 2017
Forget the sites associated with Gandhi, Nehru or even Hanuman. On my little Shimla journey I tasted some real India magic on roller skates.  

Roller Derby

Central Kansas Roller Derby opens season with dominant victory
Hutchinson News - Apr 24, 2017

The 2017 Central Kansas Roller Derby team began their season where the 2016 season ended, in Junction City playing the Stone Cold Foxes. CKRD featured an expanded roster with 4 rookie players and a coaching staff that had shed the interim label.  


Russian businessman plans to build a glider plane to fly around the globe in 5 days

International Business Times UKInternational Business Times UK - Apr 26, 2017
There has been no detailed explanation on the design of the plane, but it will loosely be a sailplane-like structure to help it glide easily and fast. Sailplanes are glider aircraft that use rising air currents to maintain altitude or climb. Although ...  

Sky Diving

IFly and the Rise of Indoor Sky Diving

BloombergBloomberg - Apr 26, 2017
He wanted to quit his lucrative job as a lawyer and train to make the decidedly nonlucrative U.S. sky-diving team. Then 26, he'd become obsessed with the sport, spending all of his free time, and about $20,000 annually, jumping out of planes. This ...  

Mountain Biking

MOUNTAIN BIKING: Endurance race returns to Ruidoso

Ruidoso NewsRuidoso News - Apr 18, 2017
"We built this trail to National Mountain Biking Association standards so that makes it really easy," EcoServants director Stephen Carter said. Carter said Grindstone's trail system, designed by Tony Boone Trails, is a big draw to cyclists. Lincoln ...  

Adventure Racing

Kulshan Quest – Join the Adventure

whatcomtalk.comwhatcomtalk.com - Apr 12, 2017
Ever wanted to feel like Indiana Jones? Well look no further than the sport of adventure racing. Although you won't be facing any dastardly foes, you will be navigating a secret wooded-course by way of mountain biking, sea kayaking and trail running.  


Motorcycles aren't just this Mainer's passion, they're his life's work

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - Apr 27, 2017
WINTERPORT, Maine — Chuck Sim works on some of the most valuable and iconic vintage motorcycles you can imagine — BSAs, Nortons, BWMs, Ducatis, Moto Guzzis and others — and he owns more than a few himself, in various stages of repair and ...  

Tractor Pull

Sugar Loaf Vol. Fire Dept. Truck & Tractor Pull is April 22

Taylorsville TimesTaylorsville Times - Apr 19, 2017
The Sugar Loaf Volunteer Fire Dept. will host a Truck & Tractor Pull on Saturday, April 22. Gates will open at 4 p.m. and pulling begins at 6 p.m. The location is at 296 Old Wilkesboro Rd. Ext. in Taylorsville. There will be classes for Super Stock ...  


Michigan football in Rome: Team plays paintball, Harbaugh...

WDIV DetroitWDIV Detroit - Apr 25, 2017
ROME - Jim Harbaugh got paint on his designer khakis. And, it looked like he loved it. Michigan's football coach and his players participated in a paintball ...  


4 arrested for trying to incite 'terror' at park with Airsoft guns (VIDEO)

Guns.comGuns.com - Apr 13, 2017
Police arrested four people Sunday who are accused of simulating a drive-by at a Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, park using what turned out to be Airsoft guns. Nobles Hasan, 21; Lamar Craig Gonzalez, 18; and Kerstin Dawn Allmon, 21, all face multiple felonies, ...  


UC Ultimate Frisbee Making First Playoff Appearance

The GrizzlyThe Grizzly - Apr 25, 2017
There are many exciting sports and always something to get hyped up about in the world of college athletics. One sport that isn't talked about as much, however, is ultimate frisbee. When it comes to frisbee itself, videos of people doing trick shots ...  

Frisbee Golf

South Fork brings frisbee golf to town

South Fork TinesSouth Fork Tines - Apr 16, 2017
SOUTH FORK— South Fork is preparing for an epic year ahead with plans for a 25th anniversary celebration that is expected to last through the busy season. In the meantime, Visitor Center Director Mark Teders has an agenda full of fun activities ...  

Air Racing

How Red Bull Air Racing uses telemetry to judge pilots and conjure ghost planes

Digital TrendsDigital Trends - Apr 8, 2017
Since the dawn of the running shoe, technology has played a key role in the evolution of sports, with perhaps no greater synergy between tech and athletics than the fusion of human and machine found in motorsports. The Red Bull Air Race World ...  

Private Flying

Wingly: Testing the Airbnb of aviation

The IndependentThe Independent - Apr 26, 2017
You will look in vain for Elstree in the planet's aviation schedules, because it is strictly a venue for General Aviation — private flying, in propellor planes, rather than those noisy jets. You and I would normally not get a look in to this world of ...  


VIDEO: Dancing Diggers, Awesome Aerobatics and Mega Machines ...

Offaly ExpressOffaly Express - Apr 21, 2017
CQMS'17, Ireland's Construction and Quarry Machinery Show, is taking place Molloy's Quarry, Tinnycross, Tullamore today and tomorrow, April 21 and 22.  

Extreme Ironing

OVER THE HILL by Diane Armstrong for April 13, 2017

Timmins TimesTimmins Times - Apr 20, 2017
The first Extreme Ironing World Championships for the quirky British sport of extreme ironing was held in 2002. Great Britain had been competing locally since 1999, so for the First World's Competition had three teams, while Austria, Australia, Chile ...  


Success all round for Sarum Orienteering Club
Salisbury Journal - Apr 26, 2017

As well as Liz's success members of the club competed in the JK 2017 Orienteering Festival which was held over the Easter weekend with good performances achieved. The highlight of the weekend came with the success of the Sarum All Butts team, siblings ...  

Winter Camping

Blane Klemek column: Winter camping and trout fishing in the Boundary Waters
Detroit Lakes Online - Mar 28, 2017

Since the year 2006 I've joined a college friend of mine who invited me to tag along with him for a winter camping and lake trout fishing adventure into the wilds of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the month of March. Terry and I attended ...  


Big Ark: Survival Evolved Update Out Now On PS4/Xbox One, Here's What It Does

GameSpotGameSpot - Apr 27, 2017
Ark: Survival Evolved's latest update is now live on PS4 and Xbox One, introducing an inventory overhaul as well as lots of new features, such as underwater bases, aquatic creature breeding, wireless generators, teleporter pads, and four new animal types.  


Ready to go - geocaching?

The TennesseanThe Tennessean - Apr 19, 2017
April 22 is Earth Day and your chance to explore Fairview's 700-acre Bowie Nature Park with a special geocaching event.Geocaching is somewhat like a search ...  

Treasure Hunting

Captain's Log: It's Season for Prospecting and Treasure Hunting
Noozhawk - Apr 20, 2017

Swollen mountain streams have gouged out deeper and wide ravines. Surface dirt and rocks are spread out on lower flood plains waiting to be rummaged through by rock collectors and artifact hunters. Up in the ravines, washouts and slides leave ...  

Storm Chasing

OU meteorology students balance storm chasing, safety

The Oklahoma DailyThe Oklahoma Daily - Apr 25, 2017
The University of Oklahoma's College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences does not condone or encourage storm chasing by students. Anyone who chooses to chase storms does so at their own risk and should not imply that their activities are connected ...  


50 years ago: Beachcombing yields surprises

The GuardianThe Guardian - Apr 9, 2017
50 years ago: Beachcombing yields surprises. Originally published in the Guardian on 13 April 1967. Discarded fishing net washed ashore on the beach at Gwithian Towans, Corwall. Photograph: Ashley Cooper/Getty Images. Coastlines · Country diary ...  

Dumpster Diving

Fairview officer reprimanded for dumpster diving behind business

WKRN.comWKRN.com - Mar 29, 2017
“She's a compassionate officer who has a big heart for animals who was dumpster diving, for lack of a better term, for discarded dog food, discarded bags that tractor supply throws out. It was not for any personal gain or anything like that,” explained ...  

Hill Walker

Phyllis Sockwell

News & ObserverNews & Observer - Apr 23, 2017
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM o'clock at the United Church of Christ, 1321 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Chapel Hill. Walker's Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be ...  


Mountaineer Baseball Gets Win Over Hokies

West Virginia IllustratedWest Virginia Illustrated - Apr 27, 2017
Tickets are available, at 1-800-WVU GAME, WVUGAME.com or at the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum or on gameday at Monongalia County Ballpark. There are multiple promotions set for all three games against OU, which can be found on ...  

Ice Climber

American Ninja Warrior taps Belfast man for Cleveland qualifier

Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription) - Apr 21, 2017
Being selected for the show is just one part of Howes' story, a story with layers, much like the man — an athlete, health coach, rock climber, ice climber, ultra-marathon runner, entrepreneur — and now, an American Ninja Warrior contestant. While ...  

Rock Climber

Rock climber airlifted to safety after falling at Xlendi valley

MaltaTodayMaltaToday - Apr 18, 2017
A rock-climber had to be airlifted to safety after falling from over a storey height at the valley in Xlendi, Gozo, on Monday. The climber, identified as a 32-year-old Frenchman, had been abseiling down the cliffs at the valley with four other friends ...  

Indoor Climber

Great Outdoors: Ice Climbing

FOX 21 OnlineFOX 21 Online - Feb 8, 2017
Towards the top it's kind of wide then right in the top three quarters of it looks like it slims down a little bit so we'll have to see that part makes it interesting or a little bit harder,” pointed out experienced indoor climber Carter Nelson. Making ...  


Friend saw paraglider's death in Christchurch's Port Hills

The PressThe Press - Apr 18, 2017
A Fire Service spokesman said they were called after a paraglider "hit a barrier near the gondola". Police said the paraglider crashed and died at the scene. "No-one else was involved in the incident, which will be referred to the relevant authorities ...  

Hang Glider

Story of a… Hang Glider

Orlando MagazineOrlando Magazine - Mar 27, 2017
After hang gliding around the world, Jones came back to Central Florida with the idea of aerotowing, where a plane pulls a hang glider up to 2,000 feet before releasing. “It wasn't until I had this idea of taking a tandem glider, mounting wheels to it ...  


Skateboarder struck, killed by vehicle in Riverside – Press Enterprise

Press-EnterprisePress-Enterprise - Apr 27, 2017
A skateboarder was killed Wednesday evening, April 26, after being struck by a vehicle. He had been trying to retrieve his skateboard that had gotten away from ...  

Base Jumper

Base jumper dies after parachute jump off Cliffs of Moher goes wrong

MetroMetro - Apr 23, 2017
Base jumper dies after parachute jump off side of cliff goes wrong. Jen Mills for Metro.co.ukSunday 23 Apr 2017 9:43 am. Base jumper dies after parachute jump off side of cliff goes wrong. The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland (Picture: Rex). A man has died ...  

Bungee Jumper

Bungee jump turns into near-death ride for French fair-goer

The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune - Apr 11, 2017
A day at a French fair turned into a near-death experience for a bungee jumper who came loose from her harness and ended up dangling upside down as she swung wildly back and forth in front of horrified onlookers. The incident at the Foire du Trône ...  

Inline Skater

Inline skater Smith speeds past opponents for overall crown

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Apr 24, 2017
Inline skater Smith speeds past opponents for overall crown. BRAYDEN LINDSAY. Last updated 19:43, April 24 2017. Tyla Smith was named the overall winner of the Temuka Sports awards following her deeds in. Supplied. Tyla Smith was named the overall ...  

Roller Skater

Eastbourne roller skater's appeal to represent UK

Eastbourne HeraldEastbourne Herald - Mar 28, 2017
A 12-year-old skate hockey player from Eastbourne has launched an online appeal to help him represent the UK at a tournament in Detroit. Kenzy Hyde, a pupil at St Catherine's College, joined Eastbourne Edge Inline Hockey Club only two years ago and ...  

Sky Diver

IFly and the Rise of Indoor Sky Diving

BloombergBloomberg - Apr 26, 2017
Doug McKenzie, a well-known magician and avid sky diver, plunks down $1,050 every time the Roanes come to town. “I clear my schedule,” he says. He books one 15-minute session per day. Although pricey, indoor sky diving is nowhere near as expensive ...  

Mountain Biker

Olympic National Park mountain biker missing | The News Tribune
The News Tribune - Apr 11, 2017

Olympic National Park rangers are searching for 22-year-old Jacob Gray, who has been missing since April 6.  


Beachcomber: 100 years old and still frustrated by beans

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Apr 26, 2017
Beachcomber: 100 years old and still frustrated by beans. DREAMS, Freud told us, can be a key to our subconscious but even he, I fancy, might have struggled to explain a dream I had the other night. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Wed, Apr 26, 2017 ...  

Treasure Hunter

This astronaut found sunken treasure from space and kept it secret until his deathbed

VICE NewsVICE News - Apr 17, 2017
Just before his death in 2004, he shared it with professional treasure hunter Darrell Miklos. The two had struck up a friendship years before hunting for treasure-laden wrecks in various seas. Miklos has a long history in the field — he and his ...  

Storm Chaser

FOX 11 Storm Chaser has seen some wicked weather

Fox11online.comFox11online.com - Apr 18, 2017
(WLUK) -- By now, you've probably seen our FOX 11 Storm Chaser out on the roads of Northeast Wisconsin. FOX 11 acquired the Storm Chaser in May 2014, and it's been through just about everything Mother Nature has to offer. We're talking lightning, snow ...  

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