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Hill Walking

Carlos Hill walking free was a safe bet

Jamaica Star OnlineJamaica Star Online - May 26, 2017
I am sure it came as no surprise to many that Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill walked away a free man on Wednesday, after waiting for nine years to be tried on charges of allegedly running a Ponzi scheme that bilked more than 40,000 people out of their ...  


Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda: heading into the mist

Evening StandardEvening Standard - May 19, 2017
There's only one place in the world where you can look a mountain gorilla in the eye. Where you can see downy-furred kids giggle mischievously as they tumble in the trees, attempting to do handstands while adults watch peacefully on. Where you're able ...  


Watch for flood-effects before canoeing

Christian County Headliner NewsChristian County Headliner News - May 27, 2017
Overnight canoeing trips. Even if the weather is predicted to be sunny and fair, it's just a wise rule of thumb to set your campsite up on high ground with an escape route at your back. You never know when weather occurring upstream will affect the ...  


Enjoy kayaking adventure on White River; camping, fishing, delicious meal June 17-18
Harrison Daily (subscription) - May 18, 2017

There, we will set up camp, learn basic camping skills, how to pack for an overnight kayaking trip, meal planning, Leave no Trace ethics, trout fishing 101 and enjoy a wonderfully prepared meal. On Sunday, June 18, we will rise early, enjoy breakfast ...  


How Ueli Steck Met Mountaineering's Oldest Companion: Tragedy

New York TimesNew York Times - May 1, 2017
The availability of Steck's feats on YouTube and Vimeo helped bring mountaineering out of the doldrums. Watching alpine climbing now felt as fast and exciting as viewing tennis or soccer. And while the American company Clif Bar canceled its sponsorship ...  

Ice Climbing

Point, Shoot, Belay: Snapping Pictures While Hanging From an Ice-Covered Mountain

New York TimesNew York Times - May 11, 2017
While rock climbing can often be smooth, almost balletic — using technique before strength — ice climbing is mostly just hard physical labor. At each belay, Kacper would head up again and I'd take as many photos as I could while he remained in sight.  

Rock Climbing

Midwest Climbing plans rock climbing center in Minneapolis near Surly

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - May 25, 2017
Midwest Climbing wants to open the facility at 518 Malcolm Av. to offer different types of rock climbing, including bouldering and sport climbing. “Midwest Climbing aspires to be a social hub, welcoming to all, where people are supported and encouraged ...  

Indoor Climbing

Biz Buzz: NC-based indoor climbing venture planning Henrico location

Richmond.comRichmond.com - May 22, 2017
Artist rendering of what the Triangle Rock Club's facility in Henrico County would look like. Triangle Rock Club. A rendering of the planned Triangle Rock Club facility in Henrico County. It is set to open later this year. prev. next. North Carolina ...  


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.  


Limbaugh: Looks like Trump is 'caving' on border wall

The HillThe Hill - Apr 25, 2017
Conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday that it looks like President Trump is "caving" on his proposed wall along the Mexican border, a high-profile campaign promise, ahead of a Friday deadline to fund the government. “I'm very, very ...  


Flying High with Louisiana Paragliding - KTBS.com

KTBSKTBS - Apr 28, 2017
That's right -- paragliding. And even though there are no local mountains to fly off of, a towing system or a motor harnessed on your back can just as easily get you off the ground here in the South and you're flying with the eagles in no time flat ...  

Hang Gliding

Photo of the Day: Lookout Mountain hang gliding

Nooga.comNooga.com - May 16, 2017
Hang gliding pilot Dean Funk posted this photo of a Willis Wing Sport 2 glider on Lookout Mountain. Check out more at his website here. Want your photo to be featured on Nooga.com as a Photo of the Day? Submit it to photos@nooga.com for consideration.  


Moody's: China faces further downgrades unless ballooning credit checked

Investment WeekInvestment Week - May 26, 2017
China could suffer yet another downgrade from Moody's, as two officials from the ratings agency suggest the country's structural reforms will not be enough to halt rising debt levels. According to Reuters, senior Moody's official Marie Diron said the ...  

Kite Flying

Kite Flying, Art Project Brings Students From Four Schools Together

DNAinfoDNAinfo - May 19, 2017
Students fly kites with other students' faces and aspirations on them at Franklin Fine Arts Center as part of a four-school art project. View Full Caption. DNAinfo/Ted Cox. OLD TOWN — Can flying a kite bring together students from four very different ...  


Skateboarding Around Central PA

wnep.comwnep.com - May 26, 2017
MAHONING TOWNSHIP — As the school year wraps up, it's the time of year where students take field trips. One of the more unique school clubs in our area went on a tour of skate parks in central Pennsylvania. The students took a field trip to four area ...  

Street Luge

New Joker Toy from Play Arts Kai is 7 Figures in One!

NerdistNerdist - May 26, 2017
To make the figures look different enough from others you may already have, companies rely on all kinds of odd variants, from Street Luge Batman to Nuclear Spawn (both real toys). But in the case of Play Arts Kai's newest Joker, they've managed to get ...  


Bampton's a buzz with parachuting bears and a duck race this weekend

Devon LiveDevon Live - May 22, 2017
With the teddy parachuting, don't think this is just a children's event, people of all ages bring their bears to take part. Some of the teddy bears we've seen in previous years have been more than 60 years old! Afterwards, each bear gets his personal ...  


Abseiling technicians give The Kelpies their first health check

Scottish Daily RecordScottish Daily Record - May 29, 2017
Abseiling technicians give The Kelpies their first health check. The huge metal horses had their coats groomed and their teeth checked. Share. ByJulie Gilbert. 07:33, 29 MAY 2017; Updated 07:36, 29 MAY 2017. Scotland Now. Rope Access Technicians ...  

Base Jumping

Adrenaline junkies go base jumping off the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls Idaho

6 On Your Side6 On Your Side - May 19, 2017
People like Richard Grove, a commercial airline pilot who funds this kind of sport, a total release. "Base Jumping is like a toothbrush for the soul, it really cleans everything out. It's like getting a reset." See the full story on Six On Your Side ...  

Bungee Jumping

An Amazing Race Contestant Freaks Out When Forced to Face His Biggest Fear

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - May 17, 2017
The university recruitment manager had to wash windows on a high-rise during one episode and help build a 13-story wooden tower in another. But bungee jumping off a bridge clearly affects Flanary more than the previous challenges. The sneak peek ends ...  

Inline Skating

Inline Skating is For Skiers

Powder MagazinePowder Magazine - May 18, 2017
The 90s are back—and with that has come the resurgence of inline skating. If you think I'm joking, you don't know me. If you think inline skating is kooky—you are absolutely correct. Now get over it. Inline skating works your glutes, your core, your ...  

Roller Skating

Break Out Your Skates: Free Roller Skating Event Lets You Glide Across Work Of Art

NBC 6 South FloridaNBC 6 South Florida - May 23, 2017
Starting on June 11, the Faena Forum on Collins Avenue will be hosting a free roller skating event that will feature vibrant splashes of color from the Brazilian duo Assume Vivid Astro Focus. The event invites participants to skate, spin and dance over ...  

Roller Derby

Connecticut roller derby queens find fitness and fun
Washington Times - May 22, 2017

Engineer Heather Barron deals mostly with men on workdays, but said she finds balance in her free time skating on the flat track with other Connecticut roller ...  


LETTERS: Flying trip rekindles memories of the past

Gazette & HeraldGazette & Herald - May 21, 2017
I was fortunate to have secured an apprenticeship with Slingsby Sailplanes Ltd in 1951. It was a great place to work. It had a gliding club for its employees and heavily subsidised operating costs. I learned to fly and got my glider pilot's licence ...  

Sky Diving

Young Naperville sky-diving champs live out 'every kid's dream to fly'

Chicago Daily HeraldChicago Daily Herald - May 22, 2017
Kaleigh and Noah Wittenburg are artists when they enter the flight chamber. Like synchronized swimmers, their strokes are perfectly timed. Like ballet dancers, their bodies are elongated, their motions full of grace. Like ice skaters, they tuck and spin.  

Mountain Biking

How Mountain Biking Is Saving Small-Town, USA

Outside MagazineOutside Magazine - May 15, 2017
The 200-foot-tall piles excavated during mining operations created a site ripe for trail building, and with the help of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, those cyclists successfully lobbied the state to create its first mountain-biking ...  

Adventure Racing

Expanding Horizons: Adventure Racing
seattlepi.com (blog) - May 7, 2017

Adventure racing or homework on a school night? This young man won the mom lottery. Credit: Jerry Gamez. These adventure races combine different disciplines (in this event it was mountain biking and “trekking”–trail running/walking), with the added ...  


Nice weather means more bikes and motorcycles
Covington-Maple Valley Reporter - May 29, 2017

Nice weather in the Puget Sound region means even more motorcycles and bicycles on the roads than you would normally see. These two wheeled (and sometimes three) forms of travel are different than any other type of vehicle. First, they're more ...  

Tractor Pull

Nobody thought the Pinetops tractor pull would succeed. Four decades later, it's generated $3 million

News & ObserverNews & Observer - May 20, 2017
“Nowhere in America is a tractor pull held on a city street. We go from one lady's house to the other lady's house. Used to have a stop sign. The lady at the far end, she stayed the first year. But I think she goes to the beach and she takes her cats ...  


Two Peorians report paintball damage - News - Journal Star
Peoria Journal Star - May 20, 2017

PEORIA — Two people reported to Peoria police Friday that someone shot paintballs at their property.It wasn't clear if the incidents were related.At about 10:30 ...  


Ohio Valley Airsoft opens in Bellaire

WTOV SteubenvilleWTOV Steubenville - May 8, 2017
BELMONT COUNTY, OH- Two local police officers teamed up to create a new activity for teenagers and adults in the area. The officers from Bridgeport and Bellaire police departments came up with the idea and they held their grand opening for Ohio valley ...  


Ultimate Frisbee college championship a big draw for region

Hamilton Journal NewsHamilton Journal News - May 29, 2017
A player from the University of British Columbia club looks for a pass on Sunday, May 28, 2017 in the semi-finals matchup in the USA Ultimate Division I ...  

Frisbee Golf

Comparison to Frisbee golf mean
LancasterOnline - May 17, 2017

I have been an LNP subscriber for many years. Sometimes there are things I read that disturb me, but I have NEVER written a letter or complained! However, Monday's column written by Mike Gross (“Track and field an anomaly among high-pressure sports”) ...  

Air Racing

Formula One air racing competition for U-tapao

Bangkok PostBangkok Post - May 5, 2017
Making the announcement at Chon Buri city hall on Thursday, she said Thailand is the first Asian country selected to organise Air Race 1 in the 70-year history of formula one air racing. Ms Kobkarn said a total 16 aircraft from 16 teams drawn across ...  

Private Flying

Private flying schools operating with impunity

The Sunday GuardianThe Sunday Guardian - May 13, 2017
The rapidly growing demand for pilots in country combined with the alleged government “apathy” in facilitating training has led to the mushrooming of private flying schools in Delhi, some operating even from small houses. According to aviation experts ...  


Newsday reporter gets a taste of aerobatics over LI

NewsdayNewsday - May 23, 2017
On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Newsday food reporter Pervaiz Shallwani flew with stunt pilot David WIndmiller at Republic Airport in Farmingdale. Windmiller, an aerobatics pilot, will perform at the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach on Saturday and Sunday of ...  

Extreme Ironing

Otwell Middle School contest creates class newspaper

Forsyth County News OnlineForsyth County News Online - May 26, 2017
The winning paper, which does not yet have a name, included an interview with Forsyth County Schools Superintendent Jeff Bearden, an “unusual sports” section that featured information about cheese rolling and extreme ironing — clothes ironing at ...  


Lavenham set for orienteering day

Suffolk Free PressSuffolk Free Press - May 27, 2017
The Lavenham Woodland Project hopes to embed Dyehousefield Wood as part of the local community with the launch of a new orienteering course next month.  

Winter Camping

Outdoor outfitting 101: How to gear up for backpacking adventure

Asheville Citizen-TimesAsheville Citizen-Times - May 17, 2017
Use: Are you backpacking, car camping, winter camping, long-distance thru-hiking? Weight, size and comfort: Decide which features are most important to you — weight, cushioning, size, insulation. A basic closed foam pad is the cheapest, and the ...  


A Mars Survival Guide: Finding Food, Water, and Shelter on the Red ...

Singularity HubSingularity Hub - May 28, 2017
Classical science fiction tales about Mars have often been about bug-eyed Martians invading Earth for its precious resources. The reality is that within the next ...  


Geocaching: 12000 Kansas treasures waiting to be found

Wichita EagleWichita Eagle - May 20, 2017
Selena Rotz is a treasure hunter, and on a recent afternoon she made a good find in the tiny town of Peck. “This puts me at 333,” said Rotz, who has been into a game called geocaching a little more than a year. Kansas has more than 12,000 geocaching ...  

Treasure Hunting

The Phillips Collection: It all started with 'treasure hunting'
Triad Business Journal - May 19, 2017

Mark and Julie Phillips relocated The Phillips Collection, founded in 1983, from New York to High Point in 2001, along with 15 families affiliated with the business. Subscribe to get the full story. Already a subscriber? Sign in. Subscribe to get the ...  

Storm Chasing

Storm Chasing: Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles Recap

KCRGKCRG - May 17, 2017
McLEAN, Texas (KCRG-TV9) -- Tuesday was by far our most active day of storm chasing. We had high expectations as the conditions were extremely favorable for large and damaging tornadoes. Our expectations were met. We intercepted a storm just ...  


BEACHCOMBING: Cromwell Man's Amazing Comics Collection

Connecticut MagazineConnecticut Magazine - May 4, 2017
Jon Berk of Cromwell, a comicbook collector and historian, has one of the best museum comicbook collections in the world and is preparing to auction them in New York City, holds an Amazing Spider-Man comicbook Feb. 1966 issue #33, his favorite ...  

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster diving in search of redemption — and finding it

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - May 17, 2017
Nearly 140 people came to the Institute of Contemporary Art to be sworn in as American citizens earlier this month. I passed them as I went to see “Nari Ward: Sun Splashed,” a wickedly pertinent exhibition by a Jamaican artist who became a US citizen ...  

Hill Walker

Performing arts: Witness the passion, potential

Times DailyTimes Daily - May 12, 2017
“I came here as a sophomore, but I've been doing theater since I was 4 years old,” Hill-Walker said. ”I've been in a lot of productions. This school has helped me grow so much, especially with my voice. I don't think I would be where I am now without ...  


Ueli Steck, known as the Swiss Machine, was an unparalleled mountaineer

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - May 13, 2017
“The objective dangers are those that no climber can control,” explained Webster, who met Steck a couple of years ago when the renowned mountaineer gave a guest lecture at Harvard. “By climbing as fast as possible, you minimize the amount of time that ...  

Ice Climber

[Retro Revisit] Ice Climber – Daily Nintendo

Daily Nintendo (persbericht) (Blog)Daily Nintendo (persbericht) (Blog) - May 20, 2017
In onze rubriek Retro Revisit blikken we terug op spellen van vroeger die het waard zijn om nog eens in de schijnwerpers te worden gezet. Ga mee met ons ...  

Rock Climber

Fallen rock climber rescued from Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in St. Helena

Napa Valley RegisterNapa Valley Register - May 14, 2017
A fallen rock climber was rescued from Robert Louis Stevenson State Park in St. Helena Saturday afternoon. Napa County Fire, AMR and Calistoga Fire were on the scene at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga after the call came in at 1:41 p.m. as a ...  

Indoor Climber

Sasha DiGiulian Always Climbs Toward Her Goals

Red BullRed Bull - May 18, 2016
Though she got her start as a competitive indoor climber, DiGiulian quickly broadened her horizons. “In my opinion, the idea of 'the best climber in the world' is an arbitrary statement and over-generalized title,” DiGiulian said. “There are so many ...  


Swinging From a Paraglider Is a Terrifying Way to See the Swiss Alps

GizmodoGizmodo - May 15, 2017
Not content with hopping aboard a tour bus or renting a helicopter, professional base jumper Quentin Luçon figured the best way to see the Swiss Alps was to ...  

Hang Glider

Crews searching for hang glider after reported crash

Deseret NewsDeseret News - May 23, 2017
Crews were searching by helicopter for a hang glider Monday evening after a report of a crash near Point of the Mountain. DRAPER — The pilot of a hang glider that crashed near Point of the Mountain managed to flag down rescuers Monday evening.  


Loud skateboarder: The Record for Saturday, May 27, 2017

Steamboat Pilot & TodaySteamboat Pilot & Today - May 28, 2017
A skateboarder was in the alley doing tricks, which was causing noise. The skateboarder was gone when officers arrived. 10:21 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a family disturbance in the 700 block of Sandhill Circle. 11:05 p.m. Yampa Fire ...  

Base Jumper

Flashy Porsche Design Tower movie features base jumper launching off the roof

Curbed MiamiCurbed Miami - May 17, 2017
With its mesmerizing car elevators, sky garages, and Alicia Keys blessing the grand opening, the Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach doesn't do subtle. So it's only appropriate that this new 90-second movie (below) created by Miami branding ...  

Bungee Jumper

Bungee jumper's miraculous escape after rope fails

9news.com.au9news.com.au - Apr 26, 2017
A bungee jumper in Bolivia miraculously escaped serious injury after the rope failed to break her fall and she plunged into a river. Video of Sunday's incident on a bridge in Florida province was taken by passer-by Shyrleny Cuchallo Ribera and begins ...  

Inline Skater

Greensboro Speed Skater Takes A Shot At Olympic Gold

WFMY News 2WFMY News 2 - May 11, 2017
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greensboro's Mariah Richardson is taking her shot at Olympic Gold. The inline skater turned to ice speed skating under a year ago and hopes her intense training and hard work is enough to put her on the Olympic stage. Watching the ...  

Roller Skater

Connecticut roller derby queens find fitness and fun
CT Post - May 22, 2017

The former competitive figure ice skater turned figure roller skater in Wallingford years ago. "I tell everybody I know to do it," said the team captain of the B team. Vieira had little experience to start, and completed a condensed rookie program ...  

Sky Diver

Latvian sky diver performs 'world's first drone jump' from 1082 feet

UPI.comUPI.com - May 15, 2017
May 15 (UPI) -- A drone manufacturer showed off the strength of their device by hoisting a sky diver 1,082 feet into the air for the "world's first drone jump." A video posted to YouTube by drone company Aerones shows sky diver Ingus Augstkalns being ...  

Mountain Biker

Follow a pro mountain biker on a downhill night ride using LED ...

Digital TrendsDigital Trends - May 22, 2017
For their latest adventure, Red Bull has sent French mountain biker Loic Bruni downhill in the middle of the night on a trail lit by drones.  


Beachcomber: 100 years old and still determinedly apathetic
Express.co.uk - May 18, 2017

TODAY we are delighted to welcome Seymour Sloth, leader of the British Apathy Party, whose manifesto for the election was not launched today. “Well, couldn't be bothered to be honest. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Fri, May 19, 2017 ...  

Treasure Hunter

Treasure Hunter Darrell Miklos Reveals the Scariest Part of His Job (and It's Not the Poisonous Fish)

NewsweekNewsweek - May 16, 2017
It was close to midnight when the storm appeared out of nowhere. Darrell Miklos, a treasure hunter, and his crew were eating a late-night dinner on deck when the lid to their barbeque suddenly flew off, nearly slapping him in the face. As the wind and ...  

Storm Chaser

Texas storm chaser proposes to girlfriend in front of tornado

Dallas NewsDallas News - May 22, 2017
When Britney Fox Cayton's boyfriend got down on one knee and offered a ring, she teared up and nodded. She was overwhelmed -- with the engagement, that is, not the tornado behind them. Storm chaser Alex Bartholomew's creative proposal last week in ...  

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