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Hill Walking

Go for 4000m

UKH News (press release)UKH News (press release) - Jun 13, 2018
The Big Mountain Weekend will be returning to Langdale this year, from the 5th - 6th May to launch the Arc'teryx Lakeland Revival. The event aims to educate, share and improve skills necessary for enjoying the mountains and crags safely. 26 Mar ...  


The new hiking

ISPOISPO - Jun 20, 2018
For many outdoor enthusiasts, venturing into nature and discovering a region while hiking is much more exciting than a package tour that's planned to the last detail. Trekking is probably also trendy because when you hike through nature over a few days ...  


Weir in this together: canoeing the Vltava in the Czech Republic

The GuardianThe Guardian - Jun 19, 2018
We are canoeing up the Vltava, a colossal waterway that snakes its way from the forests of southern Bohemia and through Prague before merging with the Elbe in the north. The river bursts into life in the summer, its waters awash with blue-and-white ...  


Charlotte kayaking: Where to go, rentals

WSOC CharlotteWSOC Charlotte - Jun 18, 2018
Visitors to Rankin Lake Park can partake in any number of water sports and activities: fishing, canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking. Rentals are available for those who don't own them from Rankin Lake Park themselves. All rentals at Rankin Lake Park ...  


Ashland man's path to mountaineering got off to a rocky start

Richland SourceRichland Source - Jun 17, 2018
advertisement. But cellmate Santa Claus changed everything, as my wife bought me an “intro to mountaineering” weekend-long course in the White Mountains of New Hampshire with Eastern Mountain Sports. She was like, “I just increased your life insurance.  

Ice Climbing

Chase and Astorga Climb Denali via Slovak Direct in First Female Ascent

Rock and Ice MagazineRock and Ice Magazine - Jun 15, 2018
They summited June 5. “The Slovak is truly an amazing route in terms of beauty, technicality and enjoyment,” Chase wrote. “It has it all for a big alpine route. Hard mixed climbing, steep ice climbing and lots of deep snow wallowing. For me, climbing ...  

Rock Climbing

Taranaki teens set to represent New Zealand on the world rock climbing wall

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Jun 17, 2018
Despite training on a rock climbing wall that's at least half the height of those at their sports world championships, two Taranaki teenagers are ready to scale their way to success in Russia. New Plymouth's Matt Jones and Ariana van Lith, both 16, are ...  

Indoor Climbing

Indoor Climbing Gym 'Climb Tulsa' Now Open

News On 6News On 6 - Jun 14, 2018
One of the largest climbing gyms in the country is now open in Tulsa. Climb Tulsa cut the ribbon today on the new $3 million facility near 32nd and Yale. The 17,000 square foot building includes two floors of climbing walls, plus a designated climbing ...  


Where To Next: Hakuba, Japan—Probably The Closest Snowboard Haven From The Philippines!

ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News - May 22, 2018
But like with any other good getaway, there is much more to do in Hakuba, such as snow mobiling, snow rafting, and showshoeing. Food there is a must try, too! With gastronomic selections ranging from Japanese, Italian, to Mediterranean cuisines, you'd ...  


'Caving away by the day': Great Ocean Road under erosion threat

The AgeThe Age - Jun 18, 2018
Authorities have been accused of inaction as a tourist town car park erodes 'by the day', potentially threatening an iconic route.  


Paragliding lets people soar like birds and beat the summer heat

KTBSKTBS - Jun 15, 2018
Paragliding is sweeping a growing number of folks in the ArkLaTex off their feet. It's a hobby that keeps you on your toes, at least for a little while. Paraglider instructor Jon Hudson shows newcomers – like me – how to take to the skies at Naylor ...  

Hang Gliding

Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding to host women's festival this weekend

Chattanooga Times Free PressChattanooga Times Free Press - May 25, 2018
A local female hang glider pilot will put on a festival this weekend to honor the sport and celebrate women while encouraging others to learn the activity. The fourth Women's Fly-In Festival at Lookout Mountain Hang Gliding will be held all weekend at ...  


Spiders can float in the air, and scientists just figured out how they lift off

The Mercury NewsThe Mercury News - Jun 15, 2018
Hervé Elettro, who studies silk and bio-inspired materials at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, called the research “the first rigorous experimental study” to cut through the multiple theories about spider ballooning. The tiny silk fibers, he ...  

Kite Flying

Kite-Flying Gives a Lift to People of All Ages

Voice of AmericaVoice of America - May 20, 2018
Kite-flying has a long history as an activity for adults and children. The custom of flying a piece of cloth high in the sky began more than 2000 years ago in China.  


How Skateboarding Flipped Its White Male Image

GOOD MagazineGOOD Magazine - Jun 14, 2018
For many, skateboarding still conjures up a certain image. It might be of Californian dudes named Brad and Jay tearing up sun-baked swimming pools in the 1970s — their tanned torsos and blonde hair contrasting perfectly with blue skies and billowing ...  

Street Luge

Taste of Muskegon kicks off tonight

Fox17Fox17 - Jun 15, 2018
In addition to food, there will be a Kids Zone, bounce houses, sports teams, face painting, a petting zoo, street luge, firetrucks, a smokehouse, a K-9 unit and more. Friday night will have live music performances by Merchang and Corbin, the ...  


Woman dies after veering off course while parachuting

Boston.comBoston.com - Jun 5, 2018
ORANGE, Mass. (AP) — A woman has died from injuries sustained when she veered off course while parachuting and slammed into a Massachusetts barn. The Northwestern District Attorney's office says the unidentified parachutist collided with a barn in ...  


Drones, abseiling and 3D modelling give engineers a new view on structural audits

create digital (blog)create digital (blog) - Jun 12, 2018
A company in Western Australia is shaking up the field of structural audits by using drones, abseiling engineers and 3D modelling to reduce time and cost. Structural audits take time, cost money, and a 200-page structural report can make for some ...  

Base Jumping

BASE Jumping Equipment Market: Is Forecast to Reach by 2027

theperfectinvestor.comtheperfectinvestor.com - Jun 21, 2018
BASE (B- Building, A- Antenna, S- Span and E- Earth) or B.A.S.E jumping is a type of parachuting activity from fixed structures. To brief about BASE jumping, it is a low altitude jumping activity which is more hazardous than skydiving from a plane. As ...  

Bungee Jumping

From Beer Tasting To Bungee Jumping, A Funzing Gift Card Unlocks Fun Across London

LondonistLondonist - Jun 19, 2018
Thrill-seekers can take on the world's longest inner-city zip line, or try bungee jumping from a 160ft high platform in Greenwich. Foodies can get hands-on in a sourdough pizza workshop, or try baking their own vegan goodies. Urban explorers can tour ...  

Inline Skating

Ivo Vegter's Aggressive Inline Skating School For Kids in Amsterdam

Big Wheel Blading (blog)Big Wheel Blading (blog) - May 30, 2018
Ivo Vegter teaches more than 500 students per week through his school in the Amsterdam. Ricardo Lino was recently in Amsterdam and make this edit of Ivo at work teaching the youth. Published on May 28, 2018 by THE LINO LIFE ...  

Roller Skating

Summit Junior Fortnightly Club Holds Roller Skating Fundraiser

TAPinto.netTAPinto.net - Jun 13, 2018
To raise as many charitable contributions as possible, the group has organized “Roll with Us:” a Roller Skating event on June 23, at the Florham Park Roller Rink, 192 Ridgedale Avenue. Florham Park, NJ The event will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and ...  

Roller Derby

PHOTOS- Acadiana Roller Derby

The Daily AdvertiserThe Daily Advertiser - Jun 18, 2018
Acadiana Roller Derby bout #3 at Blackham Coliseum featured the Acadiana Roller Girls taking on Cajun Rollergirls from Houma, LA . Saturday, June 16, 2018. by Taboola by Taboola. AD CONTENT. Honey · You Should Never Shop on Amazon Without ...  


Global Gliders Market Study 2018- Schempp-Hirth, Alexander Schleicher, Dg Flugzeugbau, Allstar Pzl Glider, Lange ...

Cherry GrrlCherry Grrl - Jun 14, 2018
In addition, various major players in the global market such as Schempp-Hirth, Alexander Schleicher, Dg Flugzeugbau, Allstar Pzl Glider, Lange Aviation, Pipistre, Stemme, HPH sailplanes, Jonker Sailplanes, Aeros, Alisport Srl, LAK, Windward Performance ...  

Sky Diving

Field Trip Friday Goes Extreme In Special Sky Diving Episode!

WBKB-TVWBKB-TV - Jun 4, 2018
Charlevoix: In this weeks Field Trip Friday Skubie Mageza decides to go extreme in the most intense episode yet. WBKB News Anchor Michael Beiermeister accompanies him to go sky diving in Charlevoix Michigan at Skydive Harbor Springs. Tandem jumps ...  

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking has continued growth in south central Kentucky

WBKOWBKO - Jun 21, 2018
"You get them out for their first ride, I'd say nine out of ten times they become riders," said Chip Winger about the sport of mountain biking. "It's awesome, fun, sometimes horrible," added seven-year-old rider Daniel Rivas. Who ever thought you could ...  

Adventure Racing

Adventure Racing Gear and Tips from Team NorCal

The ManualThe Manual - May 31, 2018
Adventure racing is one of the hardest sports on the planet. You have to paddle, run, and ride hundreds of miles through unknown terrain trying to find your way with a map and compass. And it doesn't just last for one day; some of the races are over a ...  


After several recent crashes involving motorcycles, experts are urging safety on Minnesota roads

KIMT 3KIMT 3 - Jun 20, 2018
“We gotta share the road with a lot of stuff – cars, other motorcycles, buses, trucks, pedestrians, bicycles, critters,” Milligan said. “You name it, we gotta share the road with it.” Bill Shaffer is with the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center and said ...  

Tractor Pull

Changes for the Tomah tractor pull

La Crosse Tomah JournalLa Crosse Tomah Journal - Jun 13, 2018
The 2018 Budweiser Dairyland Super National Truck and Tractor Pull in Tomah will experience a few changes this year, including a quiet Sunday afternoon. The biggest change is the elimination of the Sunday show, said Julie Zebro, Monroe County ...  


The “Normel” Way to Have a Ball: New Paintball Course in Buffalo

Buffalo RisingBuffalo Rising - Jun 15, 2018
Normally, a Buffalonian's summer involves typical Delaware park runs, maybe kayaking at Canalside, or eating in the outside dining area of favorite restaurants. However, by late July, there will be a new “normel” summer activity … Normel Paintball ...  


Teachers Shot With Airsoft Guns in Active Shooter Training

NBC ChicagoNBC Chicago - Jun 1, 2018
Police in suburban Chicago used airsoft guns to shoot at educators during active shooter training Friday. The drill, which comes in the wake of numerous recent school shootings, intended to simulate what a real situation would be like. Big Hollow ...  


Why this frisbee is so special

9News.com KUSA9News.com KUSA - Jun 15, 2018
Why this frisbee is so special. Photojournalist Mike Grady introduces us to a 9-year-old boy from Castle Rock who didn't let a few dings in his frisbee keep him from tossing it. Published: 6:45 PM MDT June 14, 2018 ...  

Frisbee Golf

Cub Scouts plan day camp Saturday
Gillette News Record - Jun 21, 2018

The Gillette area Cub Scouts will conduct a Chocadewakoa District day camp Friday and Saturday at Cam-plex Park, near the start of the Frisbee Golf Course. The day camp actually starts from 6-8 p.m. Friday with a camp fire program that includes ...  

Air Racing

Inaugural Air Race Emerges in Nevada

Flying MagazineFlying Magazine - May 22, 2018
Formula One air racing has a history that spans more than seven decades. While the pilots and race planes that will participate have not yet been announced, several of the racers from the National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada and the Air Race ...  

Private Flying

10 business jets that have revolutionized private flying

Business InsiderBusiness Insider - Jun 13, 2018
Many airplanes have impacted the business aircraft sector, but few have revolutionized the space. Boeing, Bombardier, Gulfstream, and Dassault are among the companies that have produced legendary models. These 10 airplanes are the most significant to ...  


World-Class Air Race and Aerobatics Pilot Anthony Oshinuga Embarks on Epic Journey to Make History as the First ...

GlobeNewswire (press release)GlobeNewswire (press release) - Jun 14, 2018
IRVING, Texas, June 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As a competitive race and aerobatic pilot, Anthony Oshinuga is no stranger to arduous undertakings. Every week he endures countless hours of strenuous flying, including gut-wrenching G-forces, as he ...  

Extreme Ironing

Column 8

The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Sydney Morning Herald - Jun 6, 2018
For a start, we can't keep our eyes off the Extreme Ironing page on Facebook, thanks to a suggestion from Ngo Usa-shi from Oita, Japan, while it's a yes from Richard Lees of Bondi: “How else can you get them flat?” Mark Swanton of Bondi Beach says ...  


World Orienteering Championships: Kew's mother/son combination Natasha and Aston Key heading for Latvia

Herald SunHerald Sun - Jun 21, 2018
In August, Natasha Key, 46, and her son Aston, 18, will pull on the green and gold at the World Orienteering Championships in Sigulda, just outside the Latvian capital of Riga, and while many parents and teenagers struggle to share the same car ...  

Winter Camping

8 essential places on the Olympic Peninsula

The Spokesman-Review (blog)The Spokesman-Review (blog) - Jun 21, 2018
The U.S. Highway 101 loop around the Olympic Peninsula is one of the best drives in the United States. We did it last March in a 1987 VW Westfalia camper provided by Peace Vans of Seattle. For three nights of late-winter camping, it worked amazingly well.  


Dustin Johnson in 4-way tie after day of survival at US Open

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Jun 17, 2018
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — The only thing that spared Dustin Johnson from another U.S. Open implosion is that everyone around him suffered on a Shinnecock Hills course that even the USGA conceded got out of hand Saturday afternoon. Daniel Berger and ...  


Oddchester: Bad at directions? Then you're ready for geocaching

Post-BulletinPost-Bulletin - Jun 19, 2018
On June 29, Whitewater State Park will be holding its Geocaching Challenge, in which you can “Embark on a high-tech treasure hunt with a park naturalist!” Which is a description that, for me, triggers a number of my personal buzzphrases. High-tech ...  

Treasure Hunting

Treasure-hunting Belgians warned to keep pickaxes away after ...

The IndependentThe Independent - Jun 16, 2018
Treasure hunters have been urged not to dig up the cobbled streets of Ghent in Belgium after an armchair detective claimed to have cracked a code revealing ...  

Storm Chasing

Hokie Storm Chasers return home early

WSLS 10WSLS 10 - Jun 15, 2018
They also say that storm chasing is best to do in an area where you can see the entire storm. Here in Virginia, hills and trees inhibit our view and make chasing storms more dangerous. For a recap of the chase from team leader - David Carroll, check ...  


5 things you need to know this weekend

KING5.comKING5.com - Jun 15, 2018
It's a great weekend for beachcombing! The Seattle and Tacoma areas will see extremely low tides this weekend. Tides are expected to measure -3.3 feet on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and -2.5 feet Sunday at 2:20 p.m. in Seattle. Why the tides are so low right ...  

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Diving for SPAM Cans
City Watch - Jun 8, 2018

1) Well, this figures doesn't it? After years of separating garbage into different containers it turns out much of the stuff all ends up in landfills anyway. Good old China is one big reason. About 1/3 of recycled items get shipped abroad with China ...  

Hill Walker

Martham walker died after 300ft fall in the Highlands

BBC NewsBBC News - Jun 21, 2018
A hill walker died after he fell 300ft (91m) into a gully in the West Highlands, an inquest heard. Christopher Fryer, 38, from Martham, Norfolk, fell on Sgurr Thuilm in the Glenfinnan on 24 February. The father-of-two was walking with friend James ...  


This mountaineer captured a stunning timelapse of a 'tsunami from heaven' — and people are in awe

It's not every day you see the heavens open up and dump a deluge of water into an Alpine lake. That's exactly what happened to mountaineer Peter Maier, though — and he caught it on film. Maier captured the stunning timelapse from his hotel terrace in ...  

Ice Climber

Charlotte Conant Fox
Aspen Times - Jun 7, 2018

She continued climbing and trekked up two more 8,000-meter mountains two years before her death. Charlotte was a foremost, world-class mountain climber. She had 30 years experience as a professional ski patroller and master ice climber and made many ...  

Rock Climber

Local rock climber works to raise funds for female-focused business

Nooga.comNooga.com - Jun 20, 2018
Six years ago, Savannah Manning hadn't heard of Chattanooga; now she's starting her own business here. The 24-year-old has a degree in natural and cultural resources and is raising money via Indigogo to start a local branch of She Moves Mountains, ...  

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 ...  


Advance Xi: lightweight high-B paraglider

Cross Country magazineCross Country magazine - Jun 21, 2018
Advance have inserted a whole new model into their paraglider range: the Xi is a lightweight high-B, made for cross-country, thermalling and hike-and-fly. The company say the Xi shares genes with the Pi 2 (EN A/B/C) and Omega XAlps 2 (EN D), with ...  

Hang Glider

Hang glider pilot killed in crash at Gunfighter Skies

KTVB.comKTVB.com - Jun 2, 2018
Hang glider pilot killed in crash at Gunfighter Skies. Unable to load video. Veteran hang glider pilot Dan Buchanan died from injuries suffered in a crash during an air show at Mountain Home Air Force Base. Published: 5:12 PM MDT June 2, 2018 ...  


Meet Dan Mancina: The blind skateboarder changing perceptions toward disability

Independent.ieIndependent.ie - Jun 15, 2018
Meet Dan Mancina: The blind skateboarder changing perceptions toward disability. 'So many visually impaired people are guided by the sighted, and they do not know what we are capable of.' Dan Mancina lost his sight at 22 (danthemancina/Instagram).  

Base Jumper

BASE jumper flown to Boise after 'hard landing'

Twin Falls Times-NewsTwin Falls Times-News - Jun 6, 2018
TWIN FALLS — A female BASE jumper was jumping off the I.B. Perrine Bridge Monday evening when she landed a couple hundred feet from the landing zone. “She had a hard landing,” Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Lori Stewart said.  

Bungee Jumper

Chinese bungee jumper performs over longest glass skywalk

ecnsecns - May 28, 2018
Chinese bungee jumper performs over longest glass skywalk. 1. 2018-05-28 17:17:03Ecns.cn Editor : Gu Liping ECNS App Download. (ECNS)--Duan Shujun, a 49-year-old Chinese bungee jumper, performed an extreme swing rope on the longest glass ...  

Inline Skater

Local teen inline skater heading to Holland

WFMZ AllentownWFMZ Allentown - Jun 11, 2018
ayton's love for the sport is evident, practicing four times a week at skateaway in whitehall while training in the gym twice a week. It has lead him to win numerous indoor and outdoor championships.  

Roller Skater

81-year-old roller skater keeps rolling to stay young

News 12 Long IslandNews 12 Long Island - May 27, 2018
You'll need roller skates to keep up with Edna Davoll. At age 81, she's the oldest member of her skate team. She spent her birthday this April at the skating rink, and a video of her moves went viral. It's been viewed more than 2 million times. News 12 ...  

Sky Diver

How do companies grow successfully? – Guest Editorial
FinanceFeeds (blog) - May 22, 2018

Formula 1 (the Red Bull and Toro Rosso teams), Red Bull Air Racing, Red Bull Cliff Diving Series and The Red Bull Stratos (Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian Sky Diver who freefalled 24 miles). In 2016 the company reportedly sold 6 billion cans of Red ...  

Mountain Biker

'I think at first it was disbelief': Mountain biker spots cougar in SE Portland

KPTV.comKPTV.com - Jun 16, 2018
A cougar was spotted at a local park in southeast Portland on Sunday. FOX 12 spoke with the cyclist who said the encounter left him frozen and on high alert. While mountain biking in Powell Butte Nature Park Sunday Afternoon, a wild sighting got Kenton ...  


Beachcomber: 101 years old and still arguing with machines…

Express.co.ukExpress.co.uk - Jun 19, 2018
“My favourite machine from Tesco. What on earth are you doing here?” “I could well ask you the same question, Mr Beachcomber,” the machine said. “Despite your frequent swiping of the loyalty card, I always suspected that you were a bit of a ...  

Treasure Hunter

Treasure Hunter Looks for Shipwrecks Near Miami Using a Map Drawn From Space

Miami New TimesMiami New Times - Jun 18, 2018
In 1963, when astronaut Gordon Cooper was orbiting Earth on the last mission of NASA's Project Mercury program, his main job was to use a magnetometer, which is basically a fancy metal detector, to look for lost nuclear warheads. But in his free time, ...  

Storm Chaser

Storm chaser David Chapman provides first-hand look of all things storms

Woodstock Sentinel ReviewWoodstock Sentinel Review - Jun 13, 2018
Wednesday night at 7 p.m., local residents can join professional storm chaser and photographer David Chapman at the Woodstock Public Library and experience the life cycle of thunderstorms through a presentation explaining the affects storms have in ...  

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