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Hill Walking

Frantic search for Highland hill walking brothers and dog missing overnight in sub-zero temperatures

The Scottish SunThe Scottish Sun - Feb 9, 2018
Frantic search for Highland hill walking brothers and dog missing overnight in sub-zero temperatures. Alan and Neil Gibson failed to return after setting off for a walk in the Achnashellach area of Strathcarron. Land and air searches are underway for ...  


Why spring's perfect for trekking Andalusia's new long-distance footpath

Financial TimesFinancial Times - Feb 15, 2018
I nurse a deep suspicion of set-piece walks. I have never trudged the Pennine Way, nor the Annapurna Circuit. As for Everest, having once been lucky enough to climb a new route up the Kangshung Face all the way to the summit, I could never be bothered ...  


Different Strokes: Expedition Canoeing

You can get away with a lot on an overnight canoe trip, where the wrong attitude and gear only means a day or two of misery. Not so on a longer journey. An effective packing strategy makes portaging easier; and developing a campsite routine results in ...  


Gold Bar firefighter identified as kayaking casualty | HeraldNet.com

The Daily HeraldThe Daily Herald - Feb 12, 2018
Samuel Grafton, a white-water kayaker whose feats dazzled on social media, grew up in Snohomish County.  


World renowned alpinist offers unique mountaineering course

The Branding IronThe Branding Iron - Feb 13, 2018
The Gannett Mountaineering Course will return this summer to offer UW students the opportunity to learn and apply mountaineering skills in an environment that makes this program especially unique to Wyoming. To prepare for this summer's trip, there ...  

Ice Climbing

Erzurum and the Ice Climbing Festival in Turkey. The report by Anna Torretta

PlanetmountainPlanetmountain - Feb 5, 2018
The 4th International Ice Climbing Festival in Erzurum, Turkey's only ice climbing fest, has just come to an end. The meeting takes place in Eastern Anatolia, on the border with Armenia in NE Turkey, where the city of Erzurum is an important ...  

Rock Climbing

Companies Team Up to Teach Rock Climbing
WABI - Feb 12, 2018

The director of Horizons Adaptive Rock Climbing says he couldn't imagine not sharing his experience with other climbers. "So I was born with spinea bifida, which makes me unable to walk and throughout my life I've had other communities who've helped me ...  

Indoor Climbing

Forget monkey bars, Saucon Valley to consider building indoor climbing wall
Allentown Morning Call - Feb 14, 2018

The Saucon Valley School District is considering building a climbing wall at its middle school. (Paul W. Gillespie, Staff / Baltimore Sun Media Group). Charles MalinchakSpecial to The Morning Call. More over monkey bars. The Saucon Valley School ...  


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 ...  


Trump's America is caving, as autocrats rise

CNNCNN - Jan 20, 2018
Frida Ghitis, a former CNN producer and correspondent, is a world affairs columnist. She is a frequent Opinion contributor to CNN and the Washington Post and a columnist for World Politics Review. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own ...  


Paragliding from Gorkha Park

MyRepublica (satire) (press release) (blog)MyRepublica (satire) (press release) (blog) - Feb 7, 2018
DHARAN, Feb 7: Adventure sport paragliding was successfully tested for first time at the under-construction premises of British Gorkha Simriti Park in Machamara Hill, Daran on Sunday. The sport launch aims at fostering tourism in Dharan, while also ...  

Hang Gliding

See Maui like never before on this thrilling Hana hang gliding tour

Hawaiimagazine.comHawaiimagazine.com - Jan 24, 2018
He's logged 21,000 hours of flight time, and has taken more than 26,000 people hang gliding over Maui. If you add up all of that flight time, Armin has spent just over 2.4 years in the air. Hang gliding traditionally begins with a leap off a ...  


The US government has a ballooning borrowing problem

CNNCNN - Feb 5, 2018
Washington (CNN) The new numbers are in -- and the country's borrowing problem is growing. The federal government is slated to borrow $955 billion during this fiscal year, according to new Treasury Department numbers released last week. That's the ...  

Kite Flying

National Kite Flying Day | Roodepoort Northsider

Roodepoort NorthsiderRoodepoort Northsider - Feb 8, 2018
8 February is National Kite-flying Day and is celebrated annually by kite flying enthusiasts globally. Kites originated in China in about 470BC. The country has masses of folklore and histories surrounding the origins of the kite. Many of these ...  


9 Months Pregnant Bethany Hamilton Celebrates Her Birthday with a Skateboarding Session

PEOPLE.comPEOPLE.com - Feb 9, 2018
9 Months Pregnant Bethany Hamilton Celebrates Her Birthday with a Skateboarding Session. Subscribe · Births · Expecting · Celeb Blogs · Galleries · Exclusives · Subscribe. Home · News · Watch PeopleTV · Photos · Style · News · Holiday Style · Beauty ...  

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 ...  


St. Paul man wins gold at collegiate parachuting championship ...

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - Jan 23, 2018
Air Force Storm, a team from the U.S. Air Force Academy, took a gold medal at the National Collegiate Parachuting Championships Dec. 28-Jan. 2 at the Florida Skydiving Center. Joe Wilde of St. Paul is a member of the team. (Courtesy of Laszlo Andacs ...  


Charity embarks on abseiling effort in bid to fundraise

The NewsThe News - Feb 4, 2018
VOLUNTEERS are gearing up to embark on a charity abseil down the Spinnaker Tower.  

Base Jumping

Base jumping groomsman breaks his leg after smashing into a cliff during bizarre wedding 350ft in the air

Daily MailDaily Mail - Feb 1, 2018
A groomsman took the saying 'break a leg' literally after crashing into a cliff during a base jump and suffering multiple fractures to both of his legs. The man was attending a bizarre 'skyline wedding' on a net 350ft above the ground in Moab, Utah ...  

Bungee Jumping

Belarusian Jailed Over Bungee-Jumping Death

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - Jan 24, 2018
A man offering bungee-jumping services in Belarus has been sentenced to three years in prison following the death of one of his clients. A court in Minsk handed down the sentence against 27-year-old Alyaksey Nikitchanka on January 23, after finding him ...  

Inline Skating

Editorial: Ocala's remarkable skating superstars

Miami HeraldOcala - Feb 8, 2018
All three of the Ocalans got their start skating competitively in inline skating, under renowned inline skating coach Renee Hildebrand. Under Hildebrand's tutelage, Bowe, Jackson and Mantia each won numerous national and international inline skating ...  

Roller Skating

Retro roller skating and why it's still going around (and around) after all these years

ABC OnlineABC Online - Feb 9, 2018
Roller skating is the act of travelling across smooth surfaces while wearing wheels and, just for the record, it comes in two forms. Whether you choose to wear roller skates or inline skates depends mostly on your age. John Harvey, a small businessman ...  

Roller Derby

Boston Roller Derby
Harvard Magazine - Feb 16, 2018

When not holed up in a Harvard chemistry lab, fifth-year graduate student Cristin Juda lets loose as her alter ego, “Brutyl Lithium.” The Boston Roller Derby track name is a play on the compound tert-Butyllithium, she says with a smile: “When it comes ...  


State College Man Soars into World Gliding Championships

State College NewsState College News - Jan 16, 2018
Mike Robison, of State College, will make his third appearance in the FAI World Gliding Championships scheduled for July and August in the Czech Republic. Robison's interest in sailplanes began in elementary school, when a member of the State College ...  

Sky Diving

Tandem sky diving, you only live once

Clearwater TribuneClearwater Tribune - Feb 7, 2018
Mary Margret Davis, of Orofino, and her daughter, Jodi Roy, of Spokane, WA, recently traveled together to Mesquite, NV, to visit Lowell and Joann Wiley, formerly of Orofino. While traveling, they had several adventures. One of those included tandem sky ...  

Mountain Biking

Iron Range to spend $5 million on mountain biking trails

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Feb 10, 2018
Cohasset, Chisholm and Biwabik ride the wave of popularity.  

Adventure Racing

A1 Adventure Racing Series Expands Globally
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - Feb 5, 2018

Australia and New Zealand's dynamic A1 Adventure Racing Series is about to increase its global reach with the launch of the brand new A1 South African Series that kicks off in April 2018. Bringing together five South African events under the A1 Series ...  


Global Adventure Motorcycles Market 2017-2021 by Engine ...

Business Wire (press release)Business Wire (press release) - Feb 12, 2018
The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors ...  

Tractor Pull

UNL alumnus grows tire business, attends tractor pull events

Daily NebraskanDaily Nebraskan - Jan 26, 2018
Since childhood, Lincoln entrepreneur Aaron Docter, president and co-owner of Pro Puller Tires, a tractor pull tire company, has been surrounded by the “pull yourself up by your bootstraps” attitude, which stems from a community and family of ...  


Forget paintball: A place in Newport is hosting Nerf wars

WLWT CincinnatiWLWT Cincinnati - Feb 8, 2018
New arena built in NKY specifically for foam dart battles.  


Student, 14, arrested over airsoft pistols
The Columbian - Feb 13, 2018

Colbert – Authorities said a 14-year-old middle school student in Washington state was arrested for bringing airsoft guns to school. The Spokane County Sheriff's Office on Friday arrested the Mountainside Middle School student after discovering the two ...  


Nick Foles Can Beat You at Football, Basketball and Ultimate Frisbee

New York TimesNew York Times - Jan 31, 2018
Known as a pocket passer, Foles, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, is brimming with confidence created by his underrated athleticism.  

Frisbee Golf

Breaking Stride: Two Bits, Four Bits
Harness Racing Update - Feb 11, 2018

This brings us to cryptocurrency and our little sport. Cryptocurrency may be an insignificant blip like my ill-fated investment in the Professional Frisbee Golf League. Then again, it may be as significant as Apple and the smartphone, both of which I ...  

Air Racing

When are Daytona 500 qualifying duel races? Date, time, TV, channel, lineups | NASCAR 2018

NJ.comNJ.com - Feb 12, 2018
Mark Thompson, Phoenix Air Racing. 19. Corey LaJoie, TriStar Motorsports. 20. David Ragan, Front Row Motorsports. Jimmie Johnson has never hitched a ride for an afternoon on a champion's float that snakes down closed city streets. The professional ...  

Private Flying

UK Government appoints Champion to raise profile of private flying

International Airport ReviewInternational Airport Review - Feb 7, 2018
It was announced by Baroness Sugg, Aviation Minister and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, while visiting Elstree Aerodrome in Hertfordshire today (February 7) to discuss the importance of private flying to the economy, a subject on ...  


Aerial aerobatics dazzle crowds at the Singapore Airshow as it opens to the public

The Straits TimesThe Straits Times - Feb 10, 2018
SINGAPORE - The crowds braved the heat and were duly rewarded with aerial aerobatics at the Singapore Airshow, which opened to the public on Saturday (Feb 10). Fighter jets from various countries zoomed through heart-stopping stunts, drawing cheers and ...  

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 ...  


High tech woodland orienteering course unveiled

The CourierThe Courier - Feb 17, 2018
A new initiative should ensure an influx of active visitors making the most of a Tayside beauty spot. Representatives from local youth groups gathered on Kinnoull Hill in Perth to try their hand at orienteering as the final stage of a joint project ...  

Winter Camping

Winter camping isn't as crazy as it sounds
Beckley Register-Herald - Feb 11, 2018

One of my favorite parts of winter camping was opening the top of our tent and looking at the starry sky. The scenery is beautiful and while it may not seem optimal to open a tent top in 30-degree weather, it's much more comfortable than summer camping ...  


Rules Of Survival Gold Mode Pass: How To Get & Use In New ROC Arena

Player.OnePlayer.One - Feb 9, 2018
What Is A Gold Mode Pass? How Do I Use It? As mentioned, the latest Rules of Survival update brings a new Gold mode or arena. These passes are tickets to play in the new arena. Once the mode becomes available in your area, you will see the option to ...  


VIDEO: Clayton goes geocaching for Family Day fun

North Delta ReporterNorth Delta Reporter - Feb 12, 2018
Dozens of families found a fun way to spend a day outdoors with their loved ones this Family Day weekend, heading to Clayton Park on Saturday afternoon to check out a free, City-sponsored geocaching event. Orientation for geocaching event at Clayton ...  

Treasure Hunting

50 years later, Grafton High class ring is a treasure to hunter and girl who lost it
Worcester Telegram - Feb 13, 2018

After many notable finds, he spent five years writing regularly for a treasure hunting magazine. His hunt for other people's losses recently brought great joy to my wife, Helen. Back in the summer of 1967, while swimming in celebration with her just ...  

Storm Chasing

'The Art of Storm Chasing' Comes to ERAU

Prescott eNewsPrescott eNews - Feb 2, 2018
As part of the College of Aviation Seminar Series, Mr. Mike Olbinski, famous storm photographer, will be giving a presentation entitled “The Art of Storm Chasing” in the Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium at Embry-Riddle on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from ...  


Douglas Coupland sculptures inspired by beachcombing in Haida Gwaii

Haida Gwaii ObserverHaida Gwaii Observer - Jan 31, 2018
Moved by the sight of Japanese plastics on Haida Gwaii beaches, Douglas Coupland started a new art project opening soon at the Vancouver Aquarium. Called Vortex, the exhibit will feature several sculptures made with washed-up plastic debris, including ...  

Dumpster Diving

Kroger Dumpster Diving

Detroit Free PressSeeking Alpha - Jan 25, 2018
When Amazon announced the purchase of Whole Foods the entire food industry unnecessarily trembled in fear, uncertainty and doubt. The truth is that Kroger has more to fear from Wal-Mart - indeed, they've been waging war against each other for more than ...  

Hill Walker

Linda Hill Walker

The Daily IberianThe Daily Iberian - Jan 28, 2018
A Home-going celebration will be held for Linda Walker, 65, the former Linda Hill, at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church #2, Rev. Eric Mitchell pastor, with Rev. Mark E. Lewis officiating. She will await the resurrection in ...  


Mountaineer football award winners for the 2017 season

WV NewsWV News - Feb 9, 2018
DeForest spent four seasons on Dana Holgorsen's coaching staff with the Mountaineer football team (2012-15). He was WVU's defensive coordinator the first year, and then after an unsuccessful run in that role, was moved to special teams (2013-14) and ...  

Ice Climber

Ice Climbing: Sasha DiGiulian and Angela VanWiemeersch

Red BullRed Bull - Feb 15, 2018
Sasha DiGiulian and veteran ice climber Angela VanWiemeersch overcome extreme obstacles on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The mission. From a prop plane in the air, Sasha DiGiulian and veteran ice climber Angela VanWiemeersch scouted remote ice formations ...  

Rock Climber

A Day in the Shoes of: Competitive rock climber, Kiefer Burrows

KamloopsBCNowKamloopsBCNow - Feb 7, 2018
KamloopsBCNow is excited to take readers on a walk in the shoes of Kamloops' most interesting jobs! My name is Kiefer Burrows and I am a 28-year-old competitive climber from Kamloops B.C. Climbing has always been a big part of my life, and from 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 ...  


Mac Para Outback hike-and-fly paraglider

Cross Country magazineCross Country magazine - Feb 13, 2018
Mac Para's Outback is a lightweight hike-and-fly paraglider. The 21m² wing weighs just 2.7kg and is certified EN B. The double-surface wing packs down very small, and Mac Para say it has excellent glide performance and “unbeatable” into-wind ...  

Hang Glider

Hang-glider escapes serious injury in Stanwell Tops crash

Illawarra MercuryIllawarra Mercury - Jan 10, 2018
A hang-glider escaped serious injury, but had to be rescued by helicopter, after a crash at Stanwell Tops on Wednesday morning. Emergency services were called to the Bald Hill Lookout, off Otford Road, about 10.20am. The hang-glider, a male whose age ...  


Back to his roots: Shaun White aims for 2020 Tokyo Olympics — as a skateboarder

The Denver PostThe Denver Post - Feb 14, 2018
He was buddies with Tony Hawk before his 10th birthday, was a professional skateboarder at 17 — before he was an Olympic snowboarder — and even launched a skateboarding video game in 2010. He was the first athlete to compete in — and win — both the ...  

Base Jumper

BASE jumper uninjured after landing in the river

KMVTKMVT - Jan 18, 2018
BASE jumper uninjured after landing in the river. Error loading player: No playable sources found. By Jeffrey Dahdah |. Posted: Wed 5:15 PM, Jan 17, 2018 |. Updated: Wed 6:31 PM, Jan 17, 2018. TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) A woman is safe after her ...  

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

'It's All Happened Really Fast': US Inline Skater Is Surprise Olympian After 4 Months on Ice

NBC 7 San DiegoNBC 7 San Diego - Jan 9, 2018
'It's All Happened Really Fast': US Inline Skater Is Surprise Olympian After 4 Months on Ice. Erin Jackson also became the third African-American to make the U.S. speedskating team for the Olympics next month. By Beth Harris. Published at 5:07 AM PST ...  

Roller Skater

Veteran roller skater laments loss of iconic Calgary rink, but hopes to ...

CBC.caCBC.ca - Feb 17, 2018
A Calgary man is heartbroken at the loss of an iconic roller skating rink, but he's hoping it won't be the last time he laces up after Lloyd's closes permanently this weekend.  

Sky Diver

Blessing held for missing skydiver at Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Jan 18, 2018
The parents and brother of missing skydiver Tyler Nii look out over Lake Wakatipu on Thursday. The family of American sky diver Tyler Nii have visited the Queenstown lake where he went missing more than a week ago. Nii, 27, disappeared in Lake Wakatipu ...  

Mountain Biker

Mountain biker Max Stockl conquers world's toughest ski run

CNNCNN - Jan 29, 2018
(CNN) It is a feat which must be seen to be believed. The world's greatest skiers have a difficult time tackling the legendary Streif course in Kitzbuhel, regarded as the toughest downhill race in Alpine skiing. There are almost always wobbles, often ...  


Island landscaper featured at annual Northwest garden show
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber - Feb 13, 2018

A celebration was underway at the acclaimed 30th annual Northwest Flower and Garden Festival last week, where designers from across the country flocked to the Washington State Convention Center and created displays exhibiting this year's theme of ...  

Treasure Hunter

50 years later, Grafton High class ring is a treasure to hunter and girl who lost it

Worcester TelegramWorcester Telegram - Feb 13, 2018
This incredible tale, which personally hit home, is about a long-lost class ring that cost a Grafton High School girl over a hundred hours of baby sitting at 50 cents an hour — and a Massachusetts treasure hunter who miraculously found it 50 years ...  

Storm Chaser

Storm Chaser Reed Timmer follows snow home to Michigan, reports ...

MLive.comMLive.com - Feb 9, 2018
The West Michigan native was on the job as the storm intensified across Southeast Michigan.  

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