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Hill Walking

Whittier Hill walking tour slated Sunday
The Daily News of Newburyport - Jul 10, 2018

AMESBURY — The Merrimack River Watershed Council and Essex County Greenbelt offer a walking tour of Whittier Hill — one of the city's most picturesque and historic landmarks — on Sunday at 11 a.m.. The tour starts at Town Park on Friend Street and ...  


Canadians trekking across Sicily to commemorate fallen WWII soldiers

CBC.caCBC.ca - Jul 13, 2018
History books often treat it as a footnote — and that's why Steve Gregory thinks it's so important to draw attention to Canada's role in the battle for Sicily during World War II. In fact, Gregory, who lives in Montreal, said he only became aware of ...  


Paddling Through History: People Learn about History While Canoeing on the Red River

KVRRKVRR - Jul 19, 2018
For one local historian, who has done the tour for a handful of years, the opportunity to combine canoeing and history came naturally. “I love local history, absolutely love local history, I love sharing it with other people, and I love canoeing ...  


Two men kayaking the Cedar River to the Mississippi

Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierWaterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Jul 12, 2018
“I've seen a lot of people through kayaking on the Mississippi, but I've never seen anyone kayaking through here,” said Schroeder. “I know it's been done –- I'm not the first or nothing — it's something people don't typically do. I don't know of ...  


Grivel: history, wonders and the first 200 years of mountaineering

PlanetmountainPlanetmountain - Jul 19, 2018
Because if mountaineering, or rather the concept of taking to the mountains, starts from that fateful 8 August 1786 - the date of the first ascent of Mont Blanc carried out by Dr. Michel Gabriel Paccard and the crystal hunter Jacques Balmat - Grivel ...  

Ice Climbing

Denver to host its first ice climbing World Cup finals in February

The KnowThe Know - Jun 27, 2018
Next winter, the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation will, for the first time, bring a World Cup finals event to this state. From Feb. 22-24, Denver will serve as the sixth and final host of the 2019 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup circuit ...  

Rock Climbing

The Ultimate Guide to Rock-Climbing Balms

Outside MagazineOutside Magazine - Jul 18, 2018
I was the queen of flappers—until recently. I've been climbing on and off for over six years now and I feel I'm just learning how to take care of my hands properly. The secret of my success (which isn't a well-kept secret) is filing down my calluses ...  

Indoor Climbing

UH mechanical engineer student specializes in indoor climbing
KHOU.com - Jul 17, 2018

UH mechanical engineer student specializes in indoor climbing. UH student Maddy Morris climbs five to six times a week and hopes to one day participate in the Olympics. Published: 11:58 PM CDT July 16, 2018. Updated: 6:58 PM CDT July 16, 2018 ...  


Fantasy news

craigmedred.newscraigmedred.news - Jul 9, 2018
“A neighbor said a guest at his bed-and-breakfast said she was showshoeing when there was an avalanche and Nanook stopped her from sliding down the mountain.” The name of the neighbor or the B&B? Why check. If Swift said this, it must be true, right?  


How to Have a Totally Safe (And Totally Rad) Caving Adventure

ThrillistThrillist - Jul 19, 2018
Chad Singer: For us, caving is the act of exploring. Typically, you're crawling around in these very tight spaces, going up and down. Our cave is a wet solution cave, which means it's still being formed by the water. That's essentially all caves here ...  


Paragliding Trump protester arrested

CNNCNN - Jul 15, 2018
This is not the first time Greenpeace has used paragliding as means to protest. In 2013, two paragliders flew over the Formula One race at Belgium's Spa-Francorchamps racetrack to protest Arctic oil drilling. Friday's incident was among numerous ...  

Hang Gliding

Grandfather Mountain to Hosts Hang Gliding Reunion July 21
High Country Press - Jul 20, 2018

Grandfather Mountain was a popular hang gliding destination, playing host to the annual Masters of Hang Gliding Championship and countless exhibition flights. On July 21, the mountain will host a hang gliders' reunion, with numerous events open to the ...  


Up, Up & Away: The QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning

New Jersey MonthlyNew Jersey Monthly - Jul 20, 2018
One-hundred hot-air balloons of all shapes, sizes and colors will fill the sky above Hunterdon County on July 27-29 during the QuickChek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning, the largest event of its kind in the country. You're in for an amazing air ...  

Kite Flying

Both rookies and experts gather for first annual Ottawa Kite Flying Festival

OttawaMatters.comOttawaMatters.com - Jul 15, 2018
The first edition of the Ottawa kite festival attracted veterans and amateurs alike to Andrew Haydon Park on Saturday. Most people at the festival flew small, colourful kites, but for Steve Pallen it was a chance to fly his fleet of stunt kites. They ...  


How photographers have captured skateboarding through generations

CNNCNN - Jul 13, 2018
Photographers who shoot skateboarding are usually fully immersed in the scene, producing material from -- and shared imagery within -- an engaged audience of skaters. Since the scene's early days, when California surfers started carving up paved banks ...  

Street Luge

Jaký blázen by tohle zkusil? Extrémní sporty, které fakt nejsou pro každého

ČtiDoma.cz (tisková zpráva)ČtiDoma.cz (tisková zpráva) - Jul 12, 2018
Letní varianta tohoto odvětví se nazývá street luge (v překladu pouliční saně) a u jejího zrodu stáli v 70. letech minulého století kalifornští skateboardisté, kteří se vyžívali v jízdě z kopce. Protože však chtěli dosahovat co nejvyšší rychlosti ...  


Watch: GoPro video shows US Army Golden Knights parachuting into Fair St. Louis

KMOV.comKMOV.com - Jul 5, 2018
Incredible first-hand video of a skydive through the Arch by the US Army Golden Knights at the Fair St. Louis Airshow. More. Top Video; KMOV Raw Video. Trump speaks out against U.S. allies during NATO 02:49; Boy's soccer team rescued from cave in ...  


Abseiling down 106-meter cliff waterfall(1

ecnsecns - Jul 11, 2018
Sun Si abseils down a 106-meter-high waterfall in Jiulong River National Park in Rucheng County, Central China's Hunan Province, July 10, 2018. Two participants took five minutes to descend a rope from a glass walkway at the top of a cliff to the ...  

Base Jumping

British thrillseeker dies after crashing into mountain while Base jumping in Italian Alps

The SunThe Sun - Jun 24, 2018
Robert's friends declined to comment but said he was married and from Andover, Hants. Base jumping is one of the world's most dangerous sports with a fatality and injury rate 43 times higher than parachuting from a plane. Last year an Austrian surgeon ...  

Bungee Jumping

BWW Review: Dusting Off Memories of One's First Love, BUNGEE JUMPING OF THEIR OWN at Sejong M Theater

Broadway WorldBroadway World - Jul 7, 2018
After its try-out performance in 2010 at the Daegu International Musical Festival, BUNGEE JUMPING OF THEIR OWN made its stage premiere in 2012. In 2013, it came back for a second production. Until this year, BUNGEE JUMPING OF THEIR OWN was a ...  

Inline Skating

Colombia Owned This Year's Inline Skating World Championship

teleSUR EnglishteleSUR English - Jul 10, 2018
Colombia's inline skating team obtained 20 gold medals, 15 silver and 9 bronze, again earning the overall first place in the world championship this 2018 | Photo: Twitter / @Fedepatin. Previous; Next. Published 10 July 2018. 0. Comments. AddThis ...  

Roller Skating

Elmhurst History Museum debuts exhibit on roller skating

Suburban Life PublicationsSuburban Life Publications - Jul 13, 2018
ELMHURST – The Elmhurst History Museum, with support from the community, is bringing together an exhibit highlighting a national pastime that was popular in Chicago in the 20th century: roller skating. The exhibit, "Chicago Rink Rats: The Golden Age of ...  

Roller Derby

San Fernando Valley Roller Derby's 'First Date' night might knock you down, but once up 'nobody's mad'

LA Daily NewsLA Daily News - Jul 14, 2018
Flor Vergara laced up her skates and admitted she was nervous. Vergara, who lives in San Fernando and works at her family's tuxedo business, wanted to do something outside of her comfort zone. So she had come to Sylmar on a recent Sunday evening to ...  


Global Gliders Market Value 2018-2025 HPH sailplanes, Alexander ...

theimportanttrends.comtheimportanttrends.com - Jul 16, 2018
Recently published global market study ” Gliders Market ” in-depth Research of the Gliders market state and the competitive landscape globally. It analyses the ...  

Sky Diving

Where's Shane? Sky Diving

KWCHKWCH - Jul 18, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KWCH) One Tank Trips continue this morning, and today Shane is headed north east to Kansas City to do a little sky diving…without actually having to jump out of a plane. He is at iFLY, and he'll be getting a chance to try out their ...  

Mountain Biking

Not just a sport, Mountain Biking a staple of area

ABC 10 News NOWABC 10 News NOW - Jul 12, 2018
“We have 72 miles of trails here in Ishpeming; Marquette has probably the same amount or maybe more,” said Rang Area Mountain Biking Association President Danny Hill. “We have flow trails, pump tracks, whatever anybody's looking to ride, we have here.”.  

Adventure Racing

Athlete to compete in 8th Sunflower State Games

The Topeka Capital-JournalThe Topeka Capital-Journal - Jul 10, 2018
I learned about geocaching, and 4-H (directed) me to Adventure Racing. Q: Tell me about being named Female Athlete of the Year in 2017. What did that mean to you? Abel Ruch: It was a surprise ... For my job, I do Girls on the Run and then I coach rugby.  


Police find meth, motorcycles, and money in drug raid

WANEWANE - Jul 13, 2018
Officers found about 78 grams of suspected methamphetamine, an altered firearm, and other drugs. Police also found motorcycles with altered vehicle ...  

Tractor Pull

Carroll County man blazes trail as national tractor pull champ ...

Canton RepositoryCanton Repository - Jul 15, 2018
Jeff Hothem is a national champion tractor puller going for his third title in a row. No one said that would be easy.  


The Survival Game: The Story Of The First Recorded Paintball Match

WBURWBUR - Jul 20, 2018
This story starts with two men, two dueling philosophies … and an argument. "Charles is sort of workout freak," Hayes Noel says. "Hayes is one of the most competitive people I've ever known," Charles Gaines says. "He's a jock." On one side of the ...  


Real-life 'video game' expected to draw 400 to grounds of old mental health center in Tinley Park

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune - Jul 11, 2018
Organized by an Iowa company, Airsoft Republic, and called “Scorched Earth,” the two-day event will draw participants from several states as well as from overseas, according to Austin Green, Airsoft Republic's founder. The company has organized similar ...  


Seven things to know about the ultimate frisbee World Championships in Warren County

Cincinnati.comCincinnati.com - Jul 15, 2018
Ultimate Frisbee is on the rise as a fun, cool sport for athletes of all ages. It even might make it to the Olympic Games. The strong community built around honesty and trust in the Spirit of the Game makes for an exciting, family-friendly event for ...  

Frisbee Golf

Man playing disc golf bitten by gator at Orlando park, officials say

FOX 13 News, Tampa BayWKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando - Jul 13, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. - An alligator bite was reported at an Orlando park Thursday evening, according to Orange County Fire Rescue officials. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Chad Weber said that a man was playing Frisbee golf lost one ...  

Air Racing

Reno Air Racing Association announces new timepiece sponsorship

KRNV My News 4KRNV My News 4 - Jul 5, 2018
RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) announced a new sponsorship ahead of the 2018 annual Championship Air Races. Oris has been named the official Timepiece Sponsor for the 55th annual races scheduled for ...  

Private Flying

Aston Martin enters private flying transport with its first aircraft concept

Taiwan NewsTaiwan News - Jul 19, 2018
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – British luxury carmaker Aston Martin has disclosed the Volante Vision flying car concept as its latest luxury private means of transportation. The Volante Vision Concept flying vehicle is the first aircraft production from Aston ...  


High flying aerobatics buzz the sky over Bay City

nbc25news.comnbc25news.com - Jul 15, 2018
BAY CITY, Mich. - Magnificent flying machines were tumbling and spinning over the skies of Bay County all weekend. For people who love to fly, Clements Airport was the place to be for what's called the Michigan Aerobatic Open. Experienced pilots did ...  

Extreme Ironing

Extreme ironing: Friezen beklimmen berg Olympus

Omrop FryslanOmrop Fryslan - Jul 18, 2018
Met een strijkplank en strijkijzer op pad om de berg Olympus, ruim 2700 m hoog, in Griekenland te beklimmen: dat is Extreme Ironing. Simon Friso (Donkerbroek) en Francis Koolstra (Franeker) gingen de uitdaging aan en claimden de berg voor Fryslân.  


Orienteering star on the right track

Courier MailCourier Mail - Jun 24, 2018
Ms Pigerre said she loved orienteering because it challenged her mentally as well as physically. “It's a sport where you can get good results without being the fastest runner, because you have to make sure you're running in the right direction,” she said.  

Winter Camping

25 years of Scouting

The Turlock JournalThe Turlock Journal - Jul 11, 2018
Troop 451 has stayed active over the years thanks to monthly adventures, like winter camping in the snow, hikes around lakes and backpacking in the wilderness. All along the way, scouts are learning camping skills like fire building and knife safety, ...  


Immunotherapy Ups Survival Even in Melanoma With Brain Mets

MedscapeMedscape - Jul 18, 2018
An analysis of data from the National Cancer Database (NCDB) found that use of checkpoint inhibitors in this population was associated with a 1.4-fold increase in median overall survival and an increase in the rate of 4-year survival from 11.1% to 28.1%.  


How Geocaching Is Literally Saving Our Summer

Babble (blog)Babble (blog) - Jun 28, 2018
Wikipedia defines geocaching as an “outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called 'geocaches' or 'caches,' at ...  

Treasure Hunting

Deep-Sea Treasure Hunting on the Blockchain

Bitcoin MagazineBitcoin Magazine - Jul 11, 2018
With an estimated $100 billion value in sunken artifacts in the waters surrounding the Bahamas, deep-sea treasure hunters could soon satiate their thirst for a big bounty through blockchain technology. Using an approach that tokenizes shipwrecked items ...  

Storm Chasing

Scientists Search for Dust Storm Secrets on Mars

SciTechDailySciTechDaily - Jul 20, 2018
Storm chasing takes luck and patience on Earth — and even more so on Mars. For scientists watching the Red Planet from NASA's orbiters, the past month has been a windfall. “Global” dust storms, where a runaway series of storms create a dust cloud so ...  


Beachcombing Is Always Better With a Good Companion

Austin ChronicleAustin Chronicle - Jun 22, 2018
Now that summer has officially begun, you can finally start combing those beaches without worrying that you're doing it in, like, the wrong season or something. (J/K – any season is good.) But what's the best way to do it, anyway, this beachcombing ...  

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster diving for history in Wilson's backyard?

Staunton News LeaderStaunton News Leader - Jul 18, 2018
... your digital access. Dumpster diving for history in Wilson's backyard? CLOSE. Volunteers sift the earth searching for artifacts and historical clues in backyard of Pres. Woodrow Wilson's birthplace in Staunton, Va. Mike Tripp, mtripp@newsleader.com.  

Hill Walker

Hornets will hold training camp in Chapel Hill; Walker re-affirms desire to remain in Charlotte

At The HiveAt The Hive - Jul 17, 2018
In a move that is surprising for the fact that it hasn't happened sooner, the Charlotte Hornets will hold training camp at UNC Chapel Hill this offseason. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer first reported the story yesterday. It's the first time ...  


Boys and Girls Club kids participate in Mountaineer Football Fantasy ...

The Dominion PostThe Dominion Post - Jul 13, 2018
MORGANTOWN — Mountaineer fans, young and old, all dream of one day having the opportunity to run through the tunnel and out onto Mountaineer Field on a ...  

Ice Climber

How will the Ice Climbers cope without their signature infinite chain grabs in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?
EventHubs - Jun 28, 2018

It has also been reported that Nana is no longer capable of even attempting a grab (assuming Popo is the player controlled character). Only one of the Ice Climbers will be allowed to do this. Finally, when the player controlled Ice Climber performs ...  

Rock Climber

Rock climber in critical condition after fall at Interstate State Park in Minnesota

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - Jul 11, 2018
The St. Croix River cliffs at Taylors Falls, Minn., nearly claimed a life Monday when a 23-year-old man fell while rock climbing, according to the Chisago County sheriff's office. Nicholas Walberg was listed in critical condition Tuesday night ...  

Indoor Climber

FEATURE: Social Climbers

UKC News (press release)UKC News (press release) - Jul 5, 2018
'There has been resistance, deliberate or not, from governing bodies to embrace the purely indoor climber as they were viewed as taking away from the ethos of the "true" sport and taking up resources, so they have been ignored by the power base in ...  


Land, air and sea search is on for missing Hong Kong paraglider ...

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post - Jul 23, 2018
Patrick Chung, 44, could not be reached after sudden gusts, known as 'shi hu feng', dispersed group.  

Hang Glider

Windy conditions lead to hang glider wrecking, needing to be hospitalized
Lewiston Morning Tribune - Jul 22, 2018

STEPTOE BUTTE — A hang glider at Steptoe Butte Park was revived twice Saturday before being taken to Sacred Heart Hospital for treatment, according to law enforcement. The Whitman County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a hang gliding ...  


Skateboarder hospitalized after collision with car

SFBaySFBay - Jul 12, 2018
A skateboarder suffered major injuries in a collision with a vehicle Sunday in Livermore, police said. Officers responded at about 7 p.m. to a collision on Portola Avenue at North L Street. Police said the collision involved a skateboarder and a 1997 ...  

Base Jumper

British base jumper dies in the Alps after crashing into mountainside wearing wingsuit

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Jun 25, 2018
A British man has died after crashing into a mountainside while base jumping in the Italian Alps. The man, named locally as Robert Haggart, opened his parachute after jumping from Busazza mountain but hit a ledge less than 200 metres downstream.  

Bungee Jumper

Brexit and the perils of positive thinking

Financial TimesFinancial Times - Jul 19, 2018
Does a positive bungee jumper ask if the cord is tied? Do base jumpers have self-doubts? Hell no. Worried about Brexit costing jobs or inward investment? You need to shed your inadequacy issues, pal. Say no to negativity. All will be well. It's as if ...  

Inline Skater

Tiago Inline Skater Vlog: Are Tri-Skates Good For Beginners?

Big Wheel Blading (blog)Big Wheel Blading (blog) - Jul 9, 2018
bigwheelblading, bladen, blading, eusoupatinador, fitness, freeskating, fruitbooting, fsk, health, iloverolki, inlineskate, inlineskaten, inlineskating, jazdanarolkach, outdoors, patende, patinação, patinadores, patinagem, Patinaje, patinajeenlinea, ...  

Roller Skater

ON THE PODIUM: Roller skater wins gold at regional championship

Fredericksburg.comFredericksburg.com - Jul 15, 2018
Kaylin Kuske, 9, recently won four gold medals at the 2018 Southeast Regional Rollerskating Championships in Greensboro, N.C. Kaylin took gold medals in Primary Girls Figures, Loops, Combined and Freestyle events. Figure roller skating is similar to ...  

Sky Diver

Face time with Brian Noonan

Kane County ChronicleKane County Chronicle - Jul 18, 2018
Noonan: I have made 2,600 jumps as a sky diver. I was a sky diver in the Army and also did sport parachute jumps and I was on the U.S. Army Parachute Team Golden Knights. I am also taking over as commander of American Legion Post 75 in Geneva.  

Mountain Biker

Mountain biker steals show from Tour de France leaders

NewshubNewshub - Jul 18, 2018
While the road cyclists took to the mountains for the first time in this year's Tour de France, they found themselves briefly upstaged by a daredevil mountain biker. As the lead group tackled the second climb of the day - Pleateu des Gilieres - TV ...  


Haitian roots and rhythms hit the Beachcomber

Wicked LocalWicked Local - Jul 13, 2018
The Haitian band Lakou Mizik comes to the Wellfleet Beachcomber on Friday, July 27. The multi-generational group, whose members range in age from early 20s to late 60s, was formed in Port Au-Prince in the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated ...  

Treasure Hunter

Treasure hunter to host press conference over Russian 'treasure ship' on July 26

Korea TimesKorea Times - Jul 22, 2018
By Park Si-soo. South Korean treasure-hunting company Shinil Group will host an international press conference in Seoul on July 26 over its recent discovery of the Russian "gold ship" Dmitrii Donskoi. The company fixed the date in a notice posted on ...  

Storm Chaser

'Holy mother of haboob Batman!' Storm chaser gets incredible footage of massive dust storm

KOMO News (blog)KOMO News (blog) - Jul 10, 2018
Noted monsoon storm chaser Mike Olbinski was out with other storm chasers as the storms raged in Phoenix. It then created a massive wall of dust that spread out across much of the rest of the state. "Probably one of the top two haboobs I've ever chased ...  

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