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Bright blue trekking tents are designed to pop up with speed in Iceland

InhabitatInhabitat - Nov 13, 2017
As if Iceland's gorgeous waterfall-studded landscape wasn't enough to draw the eye, Stockholm-based Utopia Arkitekter has designed a bright blue cabin for installation along the country's most famous trekking trails. Created for a competition, the ...  


Ozzie Gladwin's canoeing legacy honoured

Berea MailBerea Mail - Nov 13, 2017
The annual Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon honours his contribution to canoeing administration, timekeeping and his innovative radio ham solution to getting information out of the valleys during the early days of the Dusi. PHOTO: NCC Archives/Gameplan ...  


Fiancée sentenced to 4 years in Hudson River kayaking death

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A woman who admitted she helped cause her finance's drowning death by removing a plug from his kayak before it to capsize on the Hudson River was sentenced Wednesday to up to four years in prison. Angelika Graswald, 37 ...  


Mountaineering: Local trekker Ummer sets sights on Mt. Aconcagua

Caledonian RecordCaledonian Record - Nov 21, 2017
Now, with the 22,841-foot summit of Mt. Aconcagua in his sights, Chris Ummer is getting ready for his highest ascent yet. Aconcagua is one of the Seven Summits of the world (the highest peak on each continent), and the highest in both the western and ...  

Ice Climbing

UCCS Climbing Team prepares for national competition

The ScribeThe Scribe - Nov 14, 2017
While outdoor climbing is popular, it cannot be done year-round unless ice climbing is considered. Fortunately, there are facilities in the Springs that make climbing all year a possibility, Leach said. “Indoor climbing is kind of its own thing now ...  

Rock Climbing

Photoshop Turns Rock Climbing Photos Into Rock Worshiping Photos

PetaPixel (blog)PetaPixel (blog) - Nov 9, 2017
Here's a strange and hilarious idea that the Internet has spawned: if you Photoshop rock climbers out of bouldering photos and leave the spotters in the frame, the resulting images look like photos of rock worshipers. @allmightystone is a new Instagram ...  

Indoor Climbing

Climbing gyms will breathe life into two vacant spaces in Seattle

Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) - Oct 24, 2017
Salt Lake City-based Momentum Indoor Climbing says one of its gyms will be in the former Sears Automotive Center near Starbucks' headquarters in the Sodo neighborhood. The other climbing gym will go into an old print shop at the north end of the ...  


Playing up: Snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing sports

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Aug 19, 2017
Snowshoeing is what a lot of people would consider walking on tennis rackets. The winter activity is effectively a form of hiking that uses specialised footwear to create a larger surface area on deep, sinkable terrain that is often inaccessible to ...  


“Grow up, Donald.” Journalist nails Trump for weakly caving to Putin

Shareblue MediaShareblue Media - Nov 12, 2017
Roland Martin didn't mince words about Donald Trump's pandering to a foreign adversary: "He has been co-opted by Putin and co-opted by Russia. Let's not dance around this." Man-child in chief. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Veteran journalist Roland Martin ...  


Sikkim to host global paragliding contest
The Telegraph - Nov 15, 2017

Kalimpong: The Sikkim Paragliding Association (SPA) will organise the first international competition in Gangtok from December 17 to 21. About 125 paragliders from the country and abroad are expected to take part in 1st Sikkim Paragliding Red Panda ...  

Hang Gliding

Hackie: Happy Hoosier
Seven Days - Nov 15, 2017

When I got home that night, I googled "Mount Ascutney + hang gliding." I discovered that, in 2002, a hang glider — one Curt Warren — flew 132 miles, crossing Massachusetts before coming down in Connecticut. It didn't say whether or not Curt was ...  


Hot air ballooning among the cotton wool clouds over New South Wales on a flying visit to Australia

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Nov 13, 2017
In a basket big enough for a dozen people, and piloted by former Australian hot air ballooning champ Thomas Dattler, our party was joined by a family celebrating Granny's 80th birthday. It was a little chilly thousands of feet up in what the ...  

Kite Flying

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Shouldn't Indulge In Kite Flying, Says Asaduddin Owaisi On Ayodhya Dispute

Outlook IndiaOutlook India - Nov 13, 2017
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday snubbed Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for mediating the Ayodhya dispute and said he should not indulge in any kite flying. Speaking to the media, Owaisi said ...  


Chad Johnson comically wipes out while skateboarding
USA TODAY - Nov 19, 2017

Six-time Pro Bowler Chad Johnson appears to be attempting to improve his skateboarding skills at the age of 39. With a cigar in his mouth, Johnson was doing well, until he wiped out - his feet flew up in the air and everything. When @ochocinco tries to ...  

Street Luge

Street luge, todo lo que hay que saber sobre el deporte urbano más veloz

Infobae.comInfobae.com - Nov 11, 2017
Es una de las actividades extremas que poco a poco se está instalando en Argentina. Se practica de manera olímpica o bajo la modalidad amateur. Qué hay que tener en cuenta si se quiere incursionar en el mundo de la velocidad y entre calles de asfalto y ...  


NASA engineers create a parachuting pumpkin for their annual Halloween contest

The VergeThe Verge - Oct 31, 2017
It's that time of year again when NASA scientists compete to make the most creative, the most technologically challenging, and the most impressive pumpkin display of them all. This year, pumpkins spun, floated, and sailed like ships in the seventh ...  


Top city hotel transformed by abseiling workmen

Birmingham MailBirmingham Mail - Nov 1, 2017
Abseiling workmen looked like a pair of Spider-Men as they dangled over the top of one of Birmingham's most prominent hotels. Their job? To help to complete the transformation of the re-branding of the former Hotel La Tour into the Clayton Hotel.  

Base Jumping

Legendary Russian daredevil dies while base jumping from 22,000 ...

The SunSFGate - Nov 14, 2017
Russian base jumper Valery Rozov was known in the world of extreme sports as "the limitless man," a world-famous daredevil who could leap from the world's ...  

Bungee Jumping

Skyrise Miami developer expects to begin construction next spring

Curbed MiamiCurbed Miami - Nov 21, 2017
Over the summer, the project unveiled new renderings of its observation decks and Sky Plunge (bungee jumping) in wake of conducting wind tunnel tests. The updated plans also include a SkyDrop (a free-fall ride) and rotating pods along the outer rims of ...  

Inline Skating

I Started This Workout Out of Nostalgia, but Now I'm Addicted!

During my initial search, I realized that inline skating (four wheels in a row) is a better option for the results I wanted than rollerskating (two wheels in front, two wheels in back). Inline skating is easier on your joints than running while burning ...  

Roller Skating

Check out Damian Lillard's New Roller Skating Inspired Sneaks ...

The Portland Mercury (blog)The Portland Mercury (blog) - Nov 17, 2017
For you sneakerheads out there—and roller skating fans LIKE ME—it's welcome news that the Blazers' Damian Lillard is releasing his newest Adidas shoe: the ...  

Roller Derby

Roller derby builds pride

Northern Star OnlineNorthern Star Online - Nov 13, 2017
Hartwig, a senior communication major at NIU, said each player on the roller derby team picks a unique name to be known by among their teammates, adding a personality to the sport unlike any other. She is part of the Aurora 88s, a roller derby team ...  


'30s-inspired aluminum trailer can go off-grid for a week

CurbedCurbed - Nov 14, 2017
Bowlus—known for sailplanes, gliders, and working on the early development of the Learjet—used the aerodynamic principles from aircraft and race cars to design a luxury travel trailer. Inspired by the curving forms and long horizontal lines of the ...  

Sky Diving

23-year-old Daredevil Breaks Wingsuit Record, Flies Through Solid Target at Over 150 MPH

wnep.comwnep.com - Nov 9, 2017
Then he made a tandem sky dive — the standard first step into the world of parachuting in which the novice makes a jump while strapped to an instructor. “I really had no idea what sky diving or any of this sport was all about,” Andersson recalls. “But ...  

Mountain Biking

Federal funding hopes to help make Corner Brook a mountain ...
The Western Star - Nov 17, 2017

The bicycle trail network around Corner Brook has received an infusion of federal cash to advance its development toward making the city a mountain bike ...  

Adventure Racing

Need more bikes, trails and rivers in your life? Try adventure racing

MyStatesman.comMyStatesman.com - Oct 29, 2017
October seemed like a fine time to try a night adventure race. Besides, Austin-based Too Cool Adventure Racing, which has staged gritty, no-frills races at parks and camps around Central Texas for 13 years, has been nudging me to participate for a decade.  


In photos: All the new motorcycles from EICMA 2017

New AtlasNew Atlas - Nov 10, 2017
Every year in early November, Milan becomes the epicenter of the motorcycle industry. New Atlas was on the ground at EICMA 2107, catching all of the ...  

Tractor Pull

Wyaconda Tractor Pull Honors Memory of James Dalton

Memphis DemocratMemphis Democrat - Nov 7, 2017
Wyaconda Tractor pull also presented commemorative tumblers for the oldest participating tractor puller and the one that traveled the farthest to participate. John Steele presented the commemorative tumbler for the oldest participating tractor puller ...  


Grit v3 Pants, Stealth Black
Social Paintball - Nov 17, 2017

When first released, the Grit Pants set the industry standard for a light weight, high performance paintball pant. Now, after years of testing and listening to top-level player feedback, we're excited to introduce the Grit v3 Pants. Designed with the ...  



Cashmere win first high school ultimate frisbee tournament
Star Kiwi - Nov 16, 2017

Cashmere High have won the inaugural South Island secondary school ultimate frisbee championships known as the 'Ultimate Champs'. Competing against five other teams at Centennial Park in Spreydon, Cashmere took home the top prize after a ...  

Frisbee Golf

4 Crystal police officers cleared in frisbee golf course shooting

KMSP-TVKMSP-TV - Nov 2, 2017
No criminal charges will be filed against the four Crystal, Minnesota police officers involved in the shooting of mentally ill teenager Khaleel Thompson at the ...  

Air Racing

Beyond the Powder – Women's Air Racing Documentary today at Oshkosh

Warbirds NewsWarbirds News - Nov 18, 2017
The new PBS documentary film Beyond the Powder will host a press conference at AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin this afternoon at 2:30pm, Wednesday July 22nd in the main press tent on the AirVenture grounds. Beyond the Powder: The Legacy of ...  

Private Flying

F-15E pilot credits aero clubs for Air Force career

Air Force LinkAir Force Link - Oct 25, 2017
“The training I received at the Yokota Aero Club set me up for success in my private flying career, as well as my eventual military flying career,” Schloemer said. “One of the biggest things that helped prepare me for my military flying training that ...  


China's August 1st Ba Yi Aerobatics Team Performs Flying Display ...

Aviation International NewsAviation International News - Nov 14, 2017
China's August 1st flight demonstration team brought six Chengdu J-10 multi-role fighters to the Dubai Airshow 2017. The aerobatics demo team, part of the Pe...  

Extreme Ironing

'Extreme ironing' adds challenging wrinkle to a simple hike | KOMO

KOMO News (blog)KOMO News (blog) - Aug 22, 2017
SEATTLE (KOMO) - You'll be hard-pressed to find something more unique to photographing a hike in the mountains than when your subject is a fan of extreme ...  


Cherokee NJROTC takes 2nd overall in Rocky Top orienteering meet

Kingsport Times NewsKingsport Times News - Nov 7, 2017
1 / 1 To be an efficient in orienteering you must be able to know how to read a map, and be able to work with a good pace and efficiency. Once all the runners come back from running their course they are scored and the team with the highest score wins.  

Winter Camping

Best place for winter camping? Try Antarctica

Minnesota Public Radio NewsMinnesota Public Radio News - Oct 31, 2017
The constant sun kept the travelers warm and because Antarctica is technically a desert, Arnesen and Bancroft didn't need to worry about frost covering their tents. "I always tell people this is the best kind of winter camping you can have," she said.  


This Startup Developed a Promising New Battery Material—and a ...

MIT Technology ReviewMIT Technology Review - Nov 14, 2017
Kenan Sahin made $1.5 billion on his first company. Now he's using his resources and experience to advance lithium-ion cathodes, propel electric vehicles, and ...  


Geocaching: A gadget for exploration
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Nov 16, 2017

Geocaching involves using a global positioning system (GPS) device to search for camouflaged containers (aka geocaches). The Minnesota state parks offer ...  

Treasure Hunting

How some families are treasure hunting in Maine's woods and beyond

Bangor Daily NewsBangor Daily News - Oct 16, 2017
The chorus of crickets grew louder as the sun sank behind the trees, casting the fall foliage in a soft golden light. It was nearly time to leave Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in Orland, open to visitors from dawn to dusk. There was just enough time to ...  

Storm Chasing

How tornado stymied veteran storm chaser

Muncie Star PressMuncie Star Press - Nov 7, 2017
"I had been watching the weather for a few days and had gone ahead and got some stuff ready," said Call, who leads a popular storm-chasing class at Ball State University. "With storm chasing, a lot of times it's a hurry-up-and-wait sort of thing. You ...  


BEACHCOMBING: Connecticut's Music History Rocks

Connecticut MagazineConnecticut Magazine - Oct 31, 2017
Tony Renzoni, author of Connecticut Rock 'n' Roll: A History, hangs at Toad's Place in New Haven, the site of a few historic music moments. Arnold Gold. When Tony Renzoni arrived at Toad's Place, the legendary New Haven music club, he was carrying a ...  

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster divers unchained

Coeur d'Alene PressCoeur d'Alene Press - Oct 24, 2017
LOREN BENOIT/Press Jim Norman tosses a garbage bag away at the Mica Grange dumpster site south of Coeur d'Alene on Monday. Dumpster diving has been an issue at most of the county's 13 rural collection sites and has deterred some residents from ...  

Hill Walker

Hill, Walker Win 2 Charlottesville City Council Seats

NBC 29 NewsNBC 29 News - Nov 8, 2017
Democrat Heather Hill received a little more than 28 percent of the vote to take the second open seat on council. Dozens of people came out to Walker's Election Day party Tuesday night. Cheers could be heard throughout the crowd from all of her supporters.  


A Mountaineer's Choice to Never Have Kids

Outside MagazineOutside Magazine - Nov 14, 2017
Lydia Bradey always knew she didn't want kids of her own. She knew that when she was 18, and had already summited both of New Zealand's most famous peaks, Mount Aspiring and Mount Cook. She didn't change her mind at 19, when she attempted the ...  

Ice Climber

You needn't be a star athlete to excel at methodical sport of ice climbing

Seattle TimesSeattle Times - Nov 17, 2017
A skilled ice climber is good at both minimizing risk by placing equipment safely, and finding positions where he or she can rest to “let the pump go down,” so as to continue climbing. For vertical climbs, ice climbers progress on a rope behind a lead ...  

Rock Climber

How one-handed rock climber Maureen Beck became a four-time national champion in her sport

ESPNESPN - Nov 10, 2017
Maureen Beck has won four national paraclimbing titles and the 2016 IFSC Paraclimbing World Championship title. There was just one part of the climb that Maureen Beck couldn't seem to get through. It was a crucial part, the section that contained the ...  

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 ...  


Paraglider hangs from powerline for 2 hours in southern Turkey

Daily SabahDaily Sabah - Nov 12, 2017
A Turkish paraglider got more air time than expected when her parachute snagged on a power line, leaving her hanging for two hours in southern Turkey. Nurcan Kaya, 22, was paragliding in the Pazarcık district of Turkey's southern Kahramanmaraş province ...  

Hang Glider

'Experienced' hang-glider pilot, 60, dies after losing control and colliding heavily with a cliff face as his family ...

Daily MailDaily Mail - Nov 2, 2017
An experienced hang-glider pilot has died after he crashed into a cliff in Newcastle Thursday afternoon. The 62-year-old man from Lake Macquarie collided heavily with a cliff face near Shepherds Hill about 1.45pm. He reportedly crashed about two metres ...  


Skateboarder wins hearts with apology note

BBC NewsBBC News - Nov 8, 2017
A construction boss in Illinois is trying to track down a skateboarder who anonymously left their "grass-cutting money" after accidentally damaging a truck. John Zelnio, 57, from Moline, was opening the post on Tuesday when he found an envelope ...  

Base Jumper

Legendary base jumper Valery Rozov dies after crashing on 22,000 ...

The SunThe Sun - Nov 14, 2017
The Russian, 52, who was highly regarded in the extreme sport crashed into a cliff on a wingsuit jump in the Himalayas.  

Bungee Jumper

Bungee jumper misunderstood instructor's 'poor English' and jumped without rope, court finds

The SunFox News - Jun 28, 2017
Bungee jumper misunderstood instructor's 'poor English' and jumped without rope, court finds. Published June 28, 2017. Fox News. Facebook; Twitter; Email; Print. A Dutch girl jumped to her death after she misunderstood her instructor's "poor English ...  

Inline Skater

Who is Joey Mantia

KOB 4KOB 4 - Nov 9, 2017
Mantia, who trained along fellow 2014 Olympic speed skater Brittany Bowe in their hometown of Ocala, Florida, became a highly decorated inline skater with 28 career world titles. But after 10 years of international success at the highest level of ...  

Roller Skater

Archdeacon: Wright State freshman ready to roll

MyDaytonDailyNewsMyDaytonDailyNews - Nov 10, 2017
... into the promising 6-foot-6 freshman guard for the Wright State Raiders? No — he was talking about roller skating. “That's the one thing people don't know about me — I'm a big roller skater,” he said. “I've been roller skating probably ever since ...  

Sky Diver

4Networking member Dilys Price, a world champion sky-diver at 85, receives Pride of Britain Award for her charity work

Journalism.co.ukJournalism.co.uk - Nov 7, 2017
Known in her home country of Wales as “Daredevil Dilys” she also currently holds the Guinness World Record as the Oldest Female Sky Diver. She made her first parachute jump at the age of 54 and has now completed over a thousand skydives, raising tens ...  

Mountain Biker

Ride the Divide: Mountain biker tours 2750 miles at leisurely pace
Casper Star-Tribune Online - Nov 18, 2017

Mark Finley has a working man's plan for completing the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Alberta and British Columbia through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. "I'm taking my time," said the 61-year-old staffer at the Spokane REI ...  


Beachcomber: 100 years old and still parodying poetry...
Express.co.uk - Nov 15, 2017

Beachcomber: 100 years old and still parodying poetry... TODAY, we are inspired by the Prime Minister to offer some Edgar Allan Poe-try. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Wed, Nov 15, 2017. 0. It is called The Craven: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I ...  

Treasure Hunter

Archaeologists Find Ancient Thracian Fortress near Bulgaria's Burgas Bulldozed by Treasure Hunter

Novinite.comNovinite.com - Nov 21, 2017
Bulgaria: Archaeologists Find Ancient Thracian Fortress near Bulgaria's Burgas Bulldozed by Treasure Hunter The fortress wall of the newly found Ancient Thracian settlement near Bulgaria's Burgas was 1.5 meters wide. Photo: Burgas Regional Museum of ...  

Storm Chaser

Chase the Storm: Kalahari Resorts and Conventions Debuts ...

Business Wire (press release)Business Wire (press release) - Nov 15, 2017
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions introduces the next generation of waterslides with a new interactive gaming experience called the Storm Chaser. This.  

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