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Hill Walking

Farmers warn that hill walking could be shut down amid fire fears

Independent.ieIndependent.ie - Mar 13, 2018
Farmers facing heavy penalties for wildfires could stop walkers coming onto their land, the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association has said. Mayo Chair of the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association Gerry Loftus has called on Minister Creed to ...  


Karnataka Forest Department rolls back trekking ban

Bangalore MirrorBangalore Mirror - Mar 20, 2018
Resolving the confusion, the latest circular from KFD said, “Trekking in areas other than protected forests will continue under the watchful eyes of the KFD officials. The eco-development board has already identified trekking routes in various forest ...  


Canoeing with a twist on Hokkaido's volcanic Lake Kussharo

The Japan TimesThe Japan Times - Mar 16, 2018
HOKKAIDO – It is midmorning and the sun is just warming the day as we approach the entrance to Lake Kussharo, in eastern Hokkaido. The water is cobalt blue, and the surrounding mountains mirror off the calm surface. The sun glistens off the water, too ...  


Kayaking the 'River of Life' in Ireland

Condé Nast TravelerCondé Nast Traveler - Mar 16, 2018
When I heard you could paddle all the way from Kildare to Dublin, on the 37-mile River Liffey, I jumped at the chance. After all, this is the mythical (and literal) “river of life,” cutting right through the center of Dublin, neatly dividing the city ...  


How Vibram's Mountaineering Soles Became a Staple of Modern Sneakers

GQ MagazineGQ Magazine - Mar 14, 2018
Vibram used to make mountaineering soles for actual hikers, but today the brand is being tapped for some of the coolest sneakers in the market. Over the past 18 months, the world of menswear has been dominated by two overlapping trends: bulky, oversize ...  

Ice Climbing

Adventure with Audrey: Ice climbing

Steamboat Pilot and TodaySteamboat Pilot and Today - Mar 14, 2018
The window is short, Meyer said, typically from December to March with January and February being the peak season for ice climbing. "The thickest parts are 4 feet or more where it's built out throughout the season, while the thinnest parts are anywhere ...  

Rock Climbing

Women getting hooked on rock climbing
Shine News (press release) - Mar 16, 2018

SHENG Qing and a small group of fellow climbers carry backpacks weighing 15 kilograms as they hike 40 minutes to Shitou Crag in Lin'an in Zhejiang Province, a 110-meter-high cliff known as one of the best rock-climbing spots near Shanghai. Since 2003 ...  

Indoor Climbing


Rock and Ice MagazineRock and Ice Magazine - Mar 14, 2018
The boom in indoor climbing is remarkable considering just 20 years ago indoor walls were dusty, dark, often converted industrial sheds or garages. Today's gym would be unrecognizable to those early indoor climbers. Spacious and well-lit, the modern ...  


Free skating, lessons, showshoeing and more set for Adventures in Winterland

FlintsideFlintside - Feb 2, 2018
Because of the popularity of last year's first Adventures in Winterland, Because of the popularity of last year's first Adventures in Winterland, the event is returning this year on Feb. 10, 2018Courtesy photo. Genesee County Parks is looking to ...  


Stop caving to corporate interests
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines - Mar 17, 2018

It is time for the Iowa Legislature, especially its GOP wing, to stop caving to large corporate interests. Their push to force stores to carry eggs from caged chickens defies explanation, except to once again bow to pressure from big ag. To base their ...  


GTA assures of holidaymakers of wonderful paragliding experience ...
BusinessGhana - Mar 12, 2018

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), Mr. Akwasi Agyeman, has assured holidaymakers, who would make it to the Kwahu Easter Paragliding festival of a wonderful experience. This follow the upgrade of facilities at ...  

Hang Gliding

Global Hang Gliding Equipment Market

Digital JournalDigital Journal - Mar 19, 2018
At present, many individuals prefer extreme sports activities during vacations. These activities include hang gliding, bungee jumping, skydiving, surfing, rock or mountain climbing, caving, snorkeling, surfing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding. According ...  


Ontario watchdog sounds warning about ballooning health spending

Toronto StarToronto Star - Mar 14, 2018
Ontario watchdog sounds warning about ballooning health spending. Even the extra $6.9 billion over three years, announced in last year's Ontario budget, is not enough to keep up with health funding pressures and promises, according to the Financial ...  

Kite Flying

Annual Sumter kite flying contest set for Saturday

Sumter ItemSumter Item - Mar 13, 2018
Latrell Chambers of Sumter County Recreation Department said the weather forecast "looks perfect for our annual kite-flying contest" set for 10 a.m. to about noon at Patriot Park's Soccer Complex-Field 6. "It's a fun event we love having each year ...  


Meet Lena Salmi, the woman who took up skateboarding at 61

Purpose 2 PlayPurpose 2 Play - Mar 12, 2018
She doesn't want that because she considers skateboarding a big part of her social life. In fact, she's the Facebook administrator for a group called “Very Old Skateboarders,” which has more than 2,000 members. “There's no shame within this group. I ...  

Street Luge

Former local looking to set street luge speed record

Cochrane EagleCochrane Eagle - Aug 31, 2017
Former Cochranite Ross Baradoy is making his attempt to break into the Guinness Book of World Records. Baradoy is looking to break the street luge speed record of 164 km/hr, which was set by American Mike McIntyre in 2016. Baradoy will attend the L ...  


The parachuting Yorkshire Terrier who helped heal soldiers in the Second World War

Yorkshire PostYorkshire Post - Mar 11, 2018
He created an extreme stunt which involved the dog parachuting through the sky in order to get the attention of those judging the 'Best Mascot of the Southwest Pacific Area' award. This dramatic stunt didn't go unnoticed as Smoky won first prize in ...  


Cheddar Gorge abseiling team's 'extreme spring clean'

BBC NewsBBC News - Mar 9, 2018
A team of abseilers has been roped in to give the Cheddar Gorge an "extreme spring clean". The 400ft-deep, three-mile long ravine - England's largest- need to be cleared of loose rocks and other hazards. A team of 15 "rope access technicians ...  

Base Jumping

Miraculous moment base jumper SURVIVES when he crashes 246ft to the ground when his parachute fails to deploy

Daily MailDaily Mail - Feb 21, 2018
Miraculous moment base jumper SURVIVES when he crashes 246ft to the ground when his parachute fails to deploy. Video shows man base jumping from 24-storey block in Stockholm, Sweden; The man's parachute failed to deploy and he is seen hitting the ...  

Bungee Jumping

Global Bungee Jumping Equipment market 2018 – production, sales, supply, demand, analysis and forecast to 2023
Business Services - Mar 16, 2018

The Bungee Jumping Equipment research study relies upon a combination of primary as well as secondary research . It throws light on the key factors concerned with generating and limiting Bungee Jumping Equipment market growth. The latest trends ...  

Inline Skating

Hoop worthy in Toledo
Toledo Blade - Mar 10, 2018

Mr. Franckhauser works on the initiative and when council members asked him whether basketball courts would be included at the restored park along with tennis courts, an inline-skating rink, and other amenities, he said “Basketball is considered to be ...  

Roller Skating

Roller Skating Archives

Northforker (blog)Northforker (blog) - Mar 12, 2018
The American Legion Burton Potter Post 185 opened for the first public skate Sunday with nearly 150 skaters showing up. (Credit: Grant Parpan). On the morning of her 62nd birthday, Dottie Stevens' family asked how she'd like to celebrate. The longtime ...  

Roller Derby

Easter Bunny, Disney royalty come out to help roller derby league

Wilkes Barre Times-LeaderWilkes Barre Times-Leader - Mar 18, 2018
Sakowski​ and over 20 members of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby League took time out to emphasize the benefits of the sport and the opportunities it provides to women during a fundraiser for the league's 2018 season. She had always been ...  


Maughmer named American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Fellow

Penn State NewsPenn State News - Mar 1, 2018
Maughmer's work in the development of airfoil design tools is well known, as are his airfoil designs, which have been employed on a number of low-speed aircraft and sailplanes. He also is a pioneer in winglet design, and his winglets have been employed ...  

Sky Diving

Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers, Appeals Court Rules

New York TimesNew York Times - Feb 27, 2018
The decision was a setback for the Justice Department, which under President Trump had unexpectedly interceded in a discrimination lawsuit filed by a sky-diving instructor. The department had argued that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act did not ...  

Mountain Biking

Volunteers build Bettendorf's first off-road mountain biking trails at Scott Community College

Quad City TimesQuad City Times - Mar 16, 2018
One student's pipe dream of bringing mountain biking to his campus and community is becoming a reality. Although Blake Knobbe no longer lives in the Quad-Cities, his class project spurred the development of new off-road trails at Scott Community ...  

Adventure Racing

GODZone return for five-time adventure racing world champion Nathan Fa'avae

NewshubNewshub - Feb 28, 2018
Fa'avae makes his return to the race after a three-year hiatus. Credits: Photo - Getty; Video - AM Show. Five-time adventure racing world champion Nathan Fa'avae will make his return to the GODZone adventure race in Fiordland on Thursday. Fa'avae and ...  


Harley-Davidson going all-in on electric motorcycles

Zero Motorcycles, perhaps one of the biggest and best-known manufacturers, produces just 2,000 e-bikes a year (maybe Harley should have bought it instead). Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle dreams still seem a bit quixotic at the moment -- and a ...  

Tractor Pull

Cole George wins tractor pull title

Cannon CourierCannon Courier - Mar 3, 2018
The 2017 season brought a second MTPA Points Title along with an invite to the 2018 Southern Invitational in Murfreesboro. There were 17 tractors in the preliminaries Saturday afternoon. Cole made the finals by less than 4 inches. Adjustments were made ...  


2018 SuperGame 51 Custom Event SMPL Jersey

Social PaintballSocial Paintball - Mar 14, 2018
The Limited Edition 2018 Social Paintball and SuperGame 51 event custom paintball jersey is now yours to order. This jersey is being made on a limited run for the event. This will be made on our SMPL unpadded paintball jersey cut. The jersey features ...  



Creator of UCLA's 'Frisbee Cheer' wants it halted

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times - Feb 16, 2018
Larry Davis invented a unique cheer at UCLA basketball games more than 40 years ago. (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times). The loooooosing team could be UCLA in a dispute that has silenced the school's iconic basketball cheer. A school spokesperson ...  

Frisbee Golf

Local leaders: Check out Van Buren's parks and rec programs

Eagle News OnlineEagle News Online - Mar 15, 2018
The town of Van Buren Parks and Recreation Department is located in Van Buren Central Park. The park has amenities such as Van Buren Pool (outdoor–seasonal), a basketball court, tennis courts, handball court, walking trails, a Frisbee golf course, a ...  

Air Racing

When Air Racing Was a Collegiate Sport

Harvard CrimsonHarvard Crimson - Mar 1, 2018
Three extra days of dropping eggs out of aeroplanes had to be added to the academic calendar. By Kathryn S. Kuhar Feb 28, 2018. In 1910, Harvard University President Abbott Lawrence Lowell decided there would be no flying on Sundays. That is, no ...  

Private Flying

What's The Best Jet Card? Why Price Is Only One Consideration

ForbesForbes - Mar 5, 2018
The reason is jet cards make private flying easy. In many ways, they are as close as you can get to full or fractional ownership of an aircraft without the more significant expenses and longer-term commitments. You can buy jet cards starting at just 10 ...  


Air show legend will fly final solo aerobatics at Dayton Air Show

Dayton Daily NewsDayton Daily News - Mar 8, 2018
After decades of loops, flips and aerial rolls, aerobatic legend Sean D. Tucker will fly his last solo performance at the Vectren Dayton Air Show this summer. Tucker, who turned 65 in 2017, told the Dayton Daily News last June he would retire after ...  

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 ironing.Yes, you read that right: Ironing board. Iron. Shirt. Wilderness.Extreme ironing is a ...  


Orienteering: The Hiker's Sport

Backpacker MagazineBackpacker Magazine - Mar 2, 2018
It's July 4, the fifth day of the 2017 World Orienteering Championships, the biggest and baddest competition series in navigation racing. Against Ahlswede are a slew of professional hikers and backpackers with a keen sense of direction and speed. It's ...  

Winter Camping

Winter camping in the most remote spot in Pennsylvania
LancasterOnline - Mar 11, 2018

Winter backpackers push through the wind and snow at the Hammersley Meadows in Potter County. AD CRABLE | Staff Writer. Winter camping. Buy Now. Michael Wenger camps out in the snow under the stars. AD CRABLE | Staff Writer. winter camping. Buy Now ...  


Hurricanes in survival mode as postseason hopes fade (Mar 11 ...

FOXSports.comFOXSports.com - Mar 11, 2018
NEW YORK -- It has been nearly a month since the Carolina Hurricanes held sole possession of the final wild-card spot in a crowded Eastern Conference playoff race.  


Learn About Geocaching in Buzzards Bay

CapeCod.com NewsCapeCod.com News - Mar 17, 2018
BUZZARDS BAY – Are you looking for a new way to get outside and explore Buzzards Bay's special places? Try geocaching: a modern-day version of treasure hunting. Geocaching uses GPS technology to lead you to hidden caches at parks, along trails, and in ...  

Treasure Hunting

Are People Dying to Find Fenn's Treasure?

HowStuffWorksHowStuffWorks - Mar 16, 2018
One of the often-cited reminders on treasure hunting forums and discussion boards is that it is illegal to remove anything from a national park, which would cause complications in legally claiming the treasure if it were to be found there. According to ...  

Storm Chasing

4Warn Storm Team attends Severe Weather Awareness Expo ...

kfor.comkfor.com - Mar 12, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY - It's that time of year to start thinking about severe weather in Oklahoma. Penn Square Mall hosted the fifth annual Severe Weather Awareness Expo featuring the 4 Warn Storm Team along with Chopper 4 and storm chasing vehicles.  


Beachcombing time — have finds displayed, identified

North Coast NewsNorth Coast News - Feb 23, 2018
The 31st annual Beachcombers Fun Fair, March 3-4 at the Ocean Shores Convention Center, brings together all kinds of information, experts and enthusiasts for a weekend that event planner Dianne Hansen says is “all about the love of the beach.” Hours ...  

Dumpster Diving

The expensive supermarket food you can get for free by dumpster diving

The SunThe Sun - Mar 11, 2018
RIFLING through rubbish may not sound like the best way to save money on the weekly shop, but bargain hunters are doing exactly that in search of expensive, usable grub. Dumpster diving, or skipping, involves heading to your local supermarket at the ...  

Hill Walker

Mountain rescue teams 'very concerned' for missing hill walker

The ScotsmanThe Scotsman - Mar 2, 2018
Search teams have been checking the area but no trace has been found of the 51-year-old from Alloa. Officers say they do not want members of the public to join the search as snow and high winds continue to hit Scotland but have appealed for any ...  


NOCOM show to feature mountaineer Davidson

BizWest MediaBizWest Media - Mar 14, 2018
LOVELAND — Mountaineer, expedition leader and inspirational professional speaker, and Fort Collins native Jim Davidson, will keynote the Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership's NOCOM 2018 manufacturing trade show at 7 a.m., Thursday, April 12 ...  

Ice Climber

Maine ice climber reaches new heights in Camden

Press HeraldPress Herald - Feb 19, 2018
Ryan Howes uses ice tools to climb a cliff at Barrett's Cove in Camden Hills State Park on Jan. 8. The Augusta native has been climbing in Camden for the past 17 years. Staff photo by Michael G. Seamans. CAMDEN — At 11:32 a.m. on Jan. 8, Ryan Howes ...  

Rock Climber

Avid rock climber to open Whetstone Climbing in Fort Collins

The ColoradoanThe Coloradoan - Mar 9, 2018
After falling in love with rock climbing at an early age, Darrell Gschwendtner spent his post-college days traveling the world in search of the best boulders. "I fell in love with it ...I fell very hard," he said. "It's taken me all over the world ...  

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 ...  


To Really Ski Backcountry, Bring Your Paraglider

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal - Mar 3, 2018
For cross-country skiing, he uses Fischer Worldcup skis ($800) and Fischer Race skate boots ($200). He prefers apparel from Norwegian brand Dæhlie, named for the cross-country legend Bjørn Dæhlie. His Gin Yeti 4 paraglider and harness cost $4,000 ...  

Hang Glider

Worldwide Hang-Glider Market Analysis Report: Key Trends, Opportunities, Players and Competitive Landscape 2023
Facts of Week - Mar 5, 2018

Hang-Glider Market report delivers emerging opportunities in the market and the future impact of major drivers and challenges and, support decision makers in making cost-effective business decisions. Global Hang-Glider market report assesses key ...  


Earthless Releases New Video for “Volt Rush” Featuring Skateboarder T-Spliff

mxdwn.commxdwn.com - Mar 18, 2018
Earthless has released a music video for “Volt Rush”. This follow's the band's release of Black Heaven, and the release of “Gifted By The Wind”. The video was directed by skateboard/visual artist BB Bastidas and features the famed SoCal skateboarder T ...  

Base Jumper

Heart-stopping moment base jumper plummets 24 storeys after his parachute fails – but miraculously SURVIVES

The SunThe Sun - Feb 22, 2018
THIS is the heart-stopping moment a base jumper threw himself off a 24-storey building – and his parachute failed to open. The footage of the man was filmed in Sweden and shows him flailing about as he plummets to the ground and realises his parachute ...  

Bungee Jumper

Bungee jumper stuck in mid-air at Macau Tower, as temperature drops to 8 degrees Celsius

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Jan 29, 2018
A bungee jumper at the Macau Tower entertainment complex was left dangling in mid-air for an hour yesterday, as the temperature dropped to about 8 degrees Celsius and a light drizzle enveloped the city. The man, 30, and holding a Russian passport, had ...  

Inline Skater

Erin Jackson at the Olympics: 'I feel like I won just being here'

McClatchy Washington BureauMcClatchy Washington Bureau - Feb 22, 2018
"Speedskating is a very technical sport and right now I'm still very much an inline skater out there," she said. "I'm looking forward to transform my inline technique into better ice technique because they're pretty different." That didn't stop Jackson ...  

Roller Skater

Watch: Man on roller skates clings to back of moving bus

UPI.comUPI.com - Mar 20, 2018
A befuddled driver on a Chinese road captured video of a roller skater performing a dangerous stunt by road surfing at the back of a bus.  

Sky Diver

It's about the journey and the destination for Huwiler Gasser

WTVAWTVA - Feb 18, 2018
"But he was (also) a sky diver at a younger age. It's coming from somewhere, I don't know where. (Aerials is) just what I have to do." It's easy to make the connection between Gasser's adventurous dad and Gasser, who competes in a sport known for its ...  

Mountain Biker

A champion mountain biker faces her toughest challenge: clearing ...

NBCNews.comNBCNews.com - Feb 20, 2018
Rebecca Rusch is leading mountain bike rides to raise funds to remove unexplored bombs dropped in Laos during the Vietnam War.  


COMMENTARY: What does DOVE stand for?

Vashon-Maury Island BeachcomberVashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Mar 13, 2018
When I write for the Beachcomber, typically my aim is to provoke a few chuckles, but today, I'd like to raise the visibility of an important subject. This year I have the honor of volunteering as president of the Board of Directors for The DOVE Project ...  

Treasure Hunter

Treasure hunter finds stolen Hastings class ring and its owner

WWMT-TVWWMT-TV - Mar 14, 2018
A class ring that was stolen in the late 1980's in the hands of its owner after it was found by chance. Newschannel 3's Brittany Gray spoke with David Obey, an avid metal detector, who discovered the 1983 class ring on one of his expeditions looking ...  

Storm Chaser

Storm chaser shares his experiences with Welland children ...

WellandTribune.caWellandTribune.ca - Mar 15, 2018
It was a March break storm chasing adventure for a group of Welland children — and some parents and grandparents — as they saw flashes of lightning and watched a tornado develop from start to finish...  

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