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Hill Walking

Trump Shrinks US National Monuments by over 80%

UKH News (press release)UKH News (press release) - Dec 5, 2017
President Donald Trump has announced plans to reduce the scale of US National Monuments by over 80%. An 84% reduction of Bears Ears and a 50% reduction of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments could considerably impact access to popular climbing ...  


Trekking across the 'unknown' Afghanistan, untouched by war | PBS ...

PBS NewsHourPBS NewsHour - Dec 6, 2017
Paul Salopek is one of the few people to have crossed a roadless, mountainous part of Afghanistan by foot. The journalist had previously reported there during the war. But as part of his Out of Eden walk around the world, he's encountered a completely ...  


Canoeing in Maine: Finish the season with a local paddle

Press HeraldPress Herald - Nov 19, 2017
The Pejepscot paper mill was built in 1868 and now houses the Sea Dog Brewery. It is the oldest paper mill structure still standing in Maine. Photo by Michael Perry. We are wrapping up our 2017 canoeing columns with the theme of getting out there one ...  


Kayaking in the winter: Tips from Nouria Newman
Red Bull - Dec 4, 2017

Most people put their paddles away when the winter chill arrives – but to do so means missing out on some of kayaking's most amazing experiences. There's no one better experienced at hitting the rivers year-round than kayaking star Nouria Newman, so we ...  


Deployment of army in rough conditions an operational necessity: Indian Mountaineering Foundation President

Deccan ChronicleDeccan Chronicle - Dec 12, 2017
New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Expressing concern in connection to missing reports of three Indian Army soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez sector, Indian Mountaineering Foundation President, Col. (Retd.) H.S. Chauhan, on Tuesday said that deploying ...  

Ice Climbing

Will Gadd opens the doors of ice climbing with his new app, 'Ice and Mixed'

Digital TrendsDigital Trends - Nov 23, 2017
Ice climbing has notoriously been associated with difficult route finding — especially with the limited print beta that stocks the shelves of climbing shops around North America. To seize this opportunity of creating a comprehensive ice climbing ...  

Rock Climbing

Tyler Rock Gym has people climbing the walls in East Texas
Tyler Morning Telegraph - Dec 3, 2017

David Orchard has been rock climbing for over 20 years. The 44-year-old father of three said he has been to many climbing gyms and kept it in the back of his mind as a business idea he would like to pursue in the future. “I've been to a lot of climbing ...  

Indoor Climbing

Momentum Indoor Climbing debuts in former warehouse in the Heights

Chron.comChron.com - Nov 28, 2017
Momentum Indoor Climbing debut its second location in the Houston Heights area, Momentum Sliver Street, with 43,000 square foot facility in November. Bouldering gym is located on Washington Avenue Arts District at 1401 Silver St., Houston, and is ...  


Half of November days at least 10° above average

Grand Junction Daily SentinelGrand Junction Daily Sentinel - Dec 4, 2017
The lack of snow on Grand Mesa is hampering recreation for downhill skiing, snowboarding, showshoeing and cross-country skiing. The Grand Mesa Nordic Council announced it was postponing the WinterStart 5K Races scheduled for Sunday until the following ...  


Prepare for your first caving adventure
Las Cruces Sun-News - Nov 30, 2017

Most people searching for an adventure will first turn to the mountains or the lakes or oceans. However, some know that an otherworldly adventure can be found underground. Caving, also known as spelunking, can be challenging, yet attracts devoted ...  


Welcome to Bir, paragliding capital of India

CNNCNN - Nov 24, 2017
(CNN) — Hidden in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas, the largely agricultural village of Bir is better known to visitors by its nickname -- the "paragliding capital of India." Located in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, this small ...  

Hang Gliding

Harry Otis Harvey, Jr. Obituary
WKBN.com - Dec 7, 2017

He also loved hang gliding, reading, singing in the choir, music and loved riding rollercoasters. He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary; one daughter, Candace Tucker; one sister, Marion Dean; three brothers, Blaine, Wilson and Dale ...  


Best places to enjoy hot air ballooning in India

The HinduThe Hindu - Dec 9, 2017
Before the Wright Brothers took to the skies, there were the Montgolfier Brothers, Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Étienne, inventors of the hot air balloon. Their invention was the first successful human-carrying flight technology. And though it might be ...  

Kite Flying

Virat Kohli engages in 'kite flying' in the third Test at Feroz Shah Kotla! — WATCH

inUth.cominUth.com - Dec 7, 2017
Virat Kohli takes the centerstage every time he enters the field. In a rather dull affair on Day 5 of the India vs Sri Lanka third Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, Kohli engaged in something different other than playing cricket. The Indian skipper ...  


No loitering, no skateboarding, no baggy pants

CurbedCurbed - Dec 7, 2017
And yet I listened to a 2017 episode of the podcast Municipal Equation, on skateboarding, that featured the story of a teen who had the police called on him for skateboarding in his own driveway. The home, then, doesn't necessarily include the yard ...  

Street Luge

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

Infobae.comInfobae.com - Nov 11, 2017
Street luge, todo lo que hay que saber sobre el deporte urbano más veloz. 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 ...  


VIDEO: Parachuting Santa Claus crashes into Gulfport tree

WFLAWFLA - Dec 6, 2017
GULFPORT, Fla. (WFLA) — A skydiving Santa's helper will likely stick to the sleigh after a major mishap. A parachuter dressed as Santa Claus clipped a tree while coming in for a landing along Florida's gulf coast over the weekend. He suffered from a ...  


Abseiling botanists discover rare plants growing on cliff face in ...

ABC OnlineABC Online - Dec 7, 2017
Botanists from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service go to great heights to identify and record some of the rarest plants in the country.  

Base Jumping

Soul Flyers base jumping video fuels debate about risks

The AustralianThe Australian - Nov 30, 2017
A video of their exploit in October was released yesterday by Red Bull, their sponsor, which claimed they had set a record in base jumping, the art of leaping off buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) or the earth in wingsuits. undefined One of the Soul ...  

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping Equipment Market Technology Progress 2017

Otaku ReportsOtaku Reports - Dec 12, 2017
Global Bungee Jumping Equipment Market Research Report 2017 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and ...  

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

Flashback Friday: Roller skating

The TimesThe Times - Dec 8, 2017
Flashback Friday: Roller skating. Forty years ago, Beaver County was home to four roller rinks: Melody Lane Roller Rink in Hookstown, Homewood Roller Rink, Ellport Rink outside Ellwood City and Thrills on Wheels in Harmony Township. None remain, but ...  

Roller Derby

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby presents The Apex Files
WEAU - Dec 1, 2017

Join us as Chippewa Valley Roller Derby takes on the Minnesota Rollergirls Debu-Taunts from the Twin Cities! The doors open at 5:30pm and the action starts at 6:30pm. Bleacher seating is available, but you may also bring a chair for trackside seating ...  


Number of beanie caps Nelda Morris has knitted for newborns: 2344 ... and counting

The Bakersfield CalifornianThe Bakersfield Californian - Nov 23, 2017
She tried sailplanes and floatplanes, helicopters and even a blimp. And the aging thrill seeker loved roller coasters, although she didn't keep track of how many she rode. "The Cowabunga at Busch Gardens in Florida sticks in my mind," she said. "I got ...  

Sky Diving

MS Dhoni goes sky diving, enjoys break from cricket

Catch NewsCatch News - Dec 2, 2017
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former captain of the Indian cricket team, has shared his photographs on photo sharing platform Instagram. In these pictures, Dhoni could be seen preparing for sky diving. During his break from cricket, Dhoni first went on a ...  

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking bill to go before Congressional subcommittee

Aspen Daily NewsAspen Daily News - Dec 7, 2017
The bill is the brainchild of Ted Stroll, an attorney who founded STC in 2010 to try to get the various federal land-management agencies that administer the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail to loosen up what he considers to be overbearing ...  

Adventure Racing

Holiday deals and events at City Creek Center will get you in the spirit and save you money

Good4UtahGood4Utah - Dec 4, 2017
Men's and Women's Speedcross shoes: Ideal for off-road adventure racing, the Speedcross trail shoes offer cushioning and traction on muddy single track, dusty roads and snow fields. SUUNTO watches for men and women come in a variety of colors and sizes ...  


Google takes interest in Goshen motorcycle maker

South Bend TribuneSouth Bend Tribune - Dec 4, 2017
GOSHEN — Somewhere deep inside Google — the company, not the search engine — someone found Janus Motorcycles. There aren't many motorcycle manufacturers in the United States, much less ones small enough to fit inside 1,500 square feet in the back of ...  

Tractor Pull

Tasmanian Tractor Pull Challenge: Mighty mini ready to roar

The Weekly TimesThe Weekly Times - Dec 1, 2017
The tractor is owned by Brett Harris from Naracoorte in South Australia and is one of about 50 competing in the Tasmanian Tractor Pull Challenge near Deloraine. Hosted by the Deloraine Apex Club, the event includes tractors from vintage machines to the ...  


Teens charged in alleged Pearland robbery using BB and paintball guns

Chron.comChron.com - Dec 7, 2017
Pearland Police charged two teenagers with robbery and evading arrest after the pair allegedly stole a van, attempted to rob a woman and then led police on a high-speed chase through Brazoria and Galveston County on Nov. 22. Police were surprised when ...  


Lessons In Entrepreneurship From The Founder Of America's Largest Airsoft Retailer

ForbesForbes - Dec 4, 2017
If you worked for an online business when the dot com bubble burst in 2001, you might have experienced the same level of uncertainty that Kent Wu faced. Working for AOL-Time Warner in the You've Got Pictures department, Wu suddenly found himself ...  


Discover the ultimate sport: club frisbee finding more popularity at GU

BulletinBulletin - Dec 7, 2017
Littered throughout the grass and turf fields on campus most weekends are throngs of students, competing, rain, wind or shine, in ultimate frisbee, which is quickly becoming one of GU's more popular club sports. Both men's and women's club Ultimate ...  

Frisbee Golf

Tracy teacher joins disc golf elite

The Tracy PressThe Tracy Press - Nov 24, 2017
“Even when I was a kid, I had my own Frisbee golf course on our 2-acre place in Manteca,” he said. “I didn't know there was an actual sport and that there were contraptions that caught discs, the chain setup for the target. We used to throw out of the ...  

Air Racing

Living Aviation History Day Features History of Racing Planes

Warbirds NewsWarbirds News - Dec 11, 2017
Air racing has been an exciting spectacle since the early 1900s. Early challenges like the Schneider prize for seaplanes, launched in 1911, were meant to encourage progress in civil aviation but became contests primarily about speed. The Schneider ...  

Private Flying

£280k benefits and tax fraudster spent thousands on flying lessons
News & Star - Dec 5, 2017

A fraudster who netted £284,000 from a huge VAT fraud and fiddling disability benefits spent thousands on private flying lessons. Over three years, Carlisle conman Keiran Alastair Farrer, 38, submitted 34 bogus tax returns for business purchases ...  


Pilot killed in Co Longford doing aerobatics at too low an altitude

Irish TimesIrish Times - Nov 13, 2017
William Hillick did not heed advice to get lessons for 360 degree manoeuvres.  

Extreme Ironing

Six obscure sporting events you didn't know about

The Trumpet OnlineThe Trumpet Online - Jul 7, 2017
According to the official Extreme Ironing Bureau, the sport “combines the thrill of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt.” It was created by Phil Shaw in 1997 in Leicester (UK), and Germany hosted the first Extreme ...  


Benjamin Russell JROTC takes part in Wind Creek orienteering competition

The Alexander City OutlookThe Alexander City Outlook - Nov 25, 2017
Cadets from the Benjamin Russell Navy JROTC unit took part in an orienteering competition held by the Vulcan Orienteering Club last Saturday at Wind Creek State Park. The cadets joined a number of other teams navigating their way through the park ...  

Winter Camping

Amazon Outfitter: Six Winter Camping Gear Essentials

GearJunkieGearJunkie - Nov 30, 2017
I took my first winter camping trip more than 20 years ago. I used cheap gear to sleep outside in below-zero temps, and it wasn't exactly fun. Thankfully, winter campers have better gear choices today. This article is a primer for anyone with little-to ...  


Consistently Lower Cancer Survival Rates for Black Patients in U.S. ...

Scientific AmericanScientific American - Dec 6, 2017
(Reuters Health) - Whether it's colon cancer, breast cancer, or ovarian cancer, survival rates in the U.S. are lower for black people than for white people, three new studies show. All three were published in the journal Cancer. In one, Dr. Arica White ...  


Want to go on a Napa “treasure” hunt? Try geocaching.

Napa Valley RegisterNapa Valley Register - Dec 5, 2017
Geocaching is a real world, outdoor adventure game where players use a free mobile app or a GPS device to find cleverly hidden containers (or caches) around the world. Some containers hold little trinkets or other goodies that can be taken or traded ...  

Treasure Hunting

Treasure Hunting in Okeechobee

Okeechobee NewsOkeechobee News - Nov 27, 2017
OKEECHOBEE — There is a treasure hunt going on in Okeechobee, quietly and, for most, completely unnoticed. There are no real prizes, but there are scores of places to look and plenty of good exercise to be had in searching for the multitude of ...  

Storm Chasing

Mike Terrell: Red-facing storm chasing

Traverse City Record EagleTraverse City Record Eagle - Nov 30, 2017
When high winds are forecast along the lakeshore I think of “Tales of Brave Ulysses” by Cream — “Called by sirens sweetly singing, the sparkling waves are calling.” That forecast of high winds is like a siren call for me. Wind storms can pack a wallop ...  


Rammer, beachcombing to highlight CIC events

North Coast NewsNorth Coast News - Nov 29, 2017
Beachcombing is a big deal in Ocean Shores, and we want to celebrate that.” Thus, their website, www.interpretivecenter.org, and their Facebook page both proclaim: “We are inviting all beachcombers to stop by with their discoveries. Bring in your ...  

Dumpster Diving

Why some people see 'dumpster diving' as the ethical way to eat

Phys.OrgPhys.Org - Nov 28, 2017
However, this household figure is likely far outweighed by the value of food waste generated by commercial retailers. In truth, our youth are but one contributor to what could be deemed a massive market failure. But some people are looking for ...  

Hill Walker

Tragic end to Maam Turk trek for visiting hill-walker

Connacht Tribune GroupConnacht Tribune Group - Dec 3, 2017
A Dublin man, who had been a frequent visitor to Leenane, died while out walking alone in the Maam Turk mountains on St Patrick's Day, an Inquest into his death heard on Friday. Coroner for West Galway, Dr Ciaran MacLoughlin, was able to offer some ...  


Mountaineer Commit Josh Chandler Adds Third Star

247Sports247Sports - Dec 8, 2017
After coming back strong from an injury his senior season, West Virginia commit Josh Chandler saw his ranking go up this week. Bill Greene - Dec 09,2017; 0; Tools. Edit; Slot to 247Sports Home; Slot to 247Sports Newsletter; Slot to 247Sports Links. As ...  

Ice Climber

The Athabasca Glacier
Atlas Obscura - Dec 11, 2017

Recently, a team from the University of Alberta and the Canada Science and Technology Museum, in collaboration with ice climber Will Gadd, went under the glacier to explore and document the effects of climate change first hand. “It's receded a few ...  

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

Winner: Best Child Care Facility 2017

"The children LOVE our indoor gym, indoor climber area, and multiple outdoor play areas. Lots of space allows for many opportunities to play, learn, and build friendships," said Kim Kelley, CEO of Growing Kids. "Because we offer care to all ages, many ...  


Tributes to paraglider as son describes moment police knocked on ...

Blackpool GazetteBlackpool Gazette - Dec 4, 2017
A paraglider killed after crashing into a field at Pilling has been described as 'a top guy' by his heartbroken family.  

Hang Glider

Three parades highlight holiday events

My Eastern ShoreMy Eastern Shore - Dec 6, 2017
Jah'airra Collins, 5, visits with Santa at the restored train station following the Ridgely Christmas Parade Saturday night, Dec. 2. Jah'airra is the daughter of James D. Collins of Ridgely. She told Santa she would like a hang glider for Christmas ...  


He was a skater boy...turned mural: Gallatin artist honors pro skateboarder Ray Underhill

The TennesseanThe Tennessean - Nov 29, 2017
Portland residents Peggy and Raymond Underhill stopped by Gallatin's skate park Monday and peered at a larger-than-life, spray painted portrait of their son. His hands rest on a skateboard, eyes gloss over the park, and his cross pendant, as always ...  

Base Jumper

Wannabe base-jumper banned from Empire State Building

New York PostNew York Post - Nov 29, 2017
Justice Robert Kalish granted a request by lawyers for the skyscraper to declare Canadian Brennan Parson persona non grata at the 102-story building — forever. Kalish said he was reluctantly granting the unusual injunction “because of the seriousness ...  

Bungee Jumper

Cove carries on Krist Kindl Markt tradition

The Killeen Daily HeraldThe Killeen Daily Herald - Dec 8, 2017
There was even an inflatable bungee jumper ride for children. For some, this was their first time at the Krist Kindl Markt. One clothing vendor, Lularoe with the Wilsons, is a new store run by mother and son Matt and Dena Wilson. The duo was ...  

Inline Skater

Eight-year-old wins sport award after success in World Inline Skating Championships

Messenger NewspapersMessenger Newspapers - Nov 17, 2017
AFTER only nine months in training, a young Sale girl has won Individual Sports Performer of the year in the Trafford School Sports awards for her recent success as an inline skater. Eight-year-old, Ava Flannigan, from Brooklands Primary School was ...  

Roller Skater


Courier MailCourier Mail - Nov 30, 2017
A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. This is also known as Online ...  

Sky Diver

FAA continues investigation into weekend gyrocopter crash in DeSoto County

The Commercial AppealThe Commercial Appeal - Dec 4, 2017
"They're usually a one- or two-seater," said Coker, an avid sky diver and co-host of the "Remote Survival" television show on the National Geographic Channel. "They're not commercial grade, by any means. It's more a hobbyist-type of smaller aircraft ...  

Mountain Biker

Mountain biker tours 2750 miles at leisurely pace

MyAJCMyAJC - Nov 29, 2017
COURTESY OF MARK FINLEY/TNS Mark Finley parks his mountain bike at the Historic Buckhorn Saloon in Pinos Altos, New Mexico, as he rides a segment of the 2,750-mile Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. (PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK FINLEY). Posted: 6:00 a.m ...  


Beachcomber: 100 years old and still aids distressed damsels...
Express.co.uk - Dec 7, 2017

As you probably know, it is not my normal practice to interfere in political matters, but it seems to me that you have got yourself into a bit of a tizzy on the Irish question and, having given the matter a bit of thought, I have come up with a ...  

Treasure Hunter

Judge: Ex-treasure hunter will remain jailed for contempt
WRAL.com - Dec 2, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has once again ruled that a former treasure hunter should remain jailed in Ohio on contempt-of-court charges. U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley has held Tommy Thompson in contempt since December 2015 for violating ...  

Storm Chaser

Storm Chaser Captures Slo-Mo Lightning Footage Like You've Never Seen Before

GizmodoGizmodo - Dec 4, 2017
There's no denying that a massive bolt of electricity streaking hundreds of miles across the sky is one of Mother Nature's most impressive demos. But when seen through the lens of Dustin Farrell's high-speed camera, lightning becomes even more ...  

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