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Hill Walking

The Challenges Of Outdoor Sport With Celebral Palsy

HuffPost UKHuffPost UK - Sep 11, 2017
I didn't seem to matter to the University society and I made friends with understanding, compassionate people who would accompany me hill walking. My walking ability was never really a problem until well after I left university and settled again in ...  


Trekking the world: Fort Hood couple visits 6 continents, all U.S. ...

WGRZ-TVWGRZ-TV - Sep 12, 2017
This adventurous duo has traveled six continents and visited every U.S. National Park.  


Canoeing to Teach Value of Water Quality

Public News ServicePublic News Service - Sep 12, 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Two dozen students held class in canoes Monday to learn first-hand the importance of clean water. It was the opening day of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's fall 2017 Susquehanna Watershed Environmental Education Program, ...  


As kayaking catches big wave, authorities cite rookie risks | State ...

pharostribune.compharostribune.com - Sep 10, 2017
Jim Schuster, left, and Kevin Hull return to a Lake Huron marina in Port Austin, Michigan, after finding waves too rough for their kayaks. They paddled safely to ...  


Tips for Shooting Mountaineering at High Altitudes

PetaPixel (blog)PetaPixel (blog) - Sep 5, 2017
I recently dipped my toe for the first time in the world of alpinism, also known as mountaineering. I took part in a course teaching basic alpinism skills, and at the same time shot photos of the course for Mountain Network, the agency that organized it.  

Ice Climbing

This London store hides an ice climbing wall in its basement

Business Insider NordicBusiness Insider Nordic - Sep 9, 2017
Ellis Brigham's flagship store in Covent Garden hides an ice climbing wall in its basement. The wall at Vertical Chill is 8 metres long and has different climbing routes to test your skills. The wall gets progressively steeper as you go higher up ...  

Rock Climbing

American, Alex Puccio, Wins Rock Climbing Contest in Germany

WLTZ 38 NBCWLTZ 38 NBC - Sep 18, 2017
American, Alex Puccio, Wins Rock Climbing Contest in Germany. Alex Puccio of the United States and Japan's Tomoa Narasaki won the "Women and Men's Rockstars Competition" in Stuttgart. September 18, 2017. Mallory Hagan. Share This Story:.  

Indoor Climbing

Entre-Prises partners Valo Motion to bring gaming tech and AR to indoor climbing

BlooloopBlooloop - Sep 4, 2017
At its heart is a camera, a computer and a video projector that together take the indoor climbing experience to a whole new level. Kick-starting a social media frenzy when it launched globally in 2016, Augmented Climbing Wall offers a range of games ...  


Playing up: Snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing sports

Stuff.co.nzStuff.co.nz - Aug 19, 2017
Snowshoeing is what a lot of people would consider walking on tennis rackets. The winter activity is effectively a form of hiking that uses specialised footwear to create a larger surface area on deep, sinkable terrain that is often inaccessible to ...  


Caving in to unfounded opinions threatens tech advances, expert says

Capital PressCapital Press - Aug 15, 2017
Caving in to unfounded opinions threatens tech advances, expert says. Agriculture needs to stand united in defending safe technologies and alter the discussion to focus on the problems the technology is trying to fix. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to ...  


Rotary Club hears about paragliding

The Inter-MountainThe Inter-Mountain - Sep 12, 2017
Herrick said many tourists are coming to the area to watch paragliding and enjoy the amazing views of Red Creek Valley from the launch site, which opened Sept. 11 last year at a mountain in Canaan Valley State Park. “The view is so spectacular,” she ...  

Hang Gliding

Skydiving, hang gliding and paragliding

Pacific Northwest InlanderPacific Northwest Inlander - Sep 6, 2017
There are some differences between hang gliding and paragliding — primarily, the equipment. Paragliding uses a nylon parachute, and the pilot is typically in a seated position; with hang gliding, the pilot is in a prone position below a Mylar fabric ...  


Trump desperately exploits campaign slush fund to pay for ballooning legal fees in Russia scandal

TIMEShareblue Media - Sep 19, 2017
Donald Trump is tapping into money donated to his re-election campaign to pay the team of lawyers defending him in the ongoing investigations of collusion with Russia. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia). Many questioned why Donald Trump was using the ...  

Kite Flying

Ingram Pinn's illustration of the week: Kite-flying

Financial TimesFinancial Times - Sep 15, 2017
Jean-Claude Juncker, European Commission president, delivered an optimistic and ambitious annual State of the Union speech, calling for further integration of the eurozone and extension of the Schengen zone. He told the European Parliament that “the ...  


All female skateboarding group to kick off
Lynchburg News and Advance - Sep 16, 2017

Girls and women interested in skateboarding or those who just want to learn have a new outlet to come together to express themselves on their board. A new chapter of Girls Riders Organization will kick off Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Liberty Mountain ...  

Street Luge

Former local looking to set street luge speed record

Cochrane EagleCochrane Eagle - Aug 31, 2017
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'Ultime Descente from Sept. 15 to 17, which a Top Speed Challenge event. The race hill is situated one hour ...  


Parachuting teddy bears are descending on Cambridgeshire this weekend

Cambridge NewsCambridge News - Sep 5, 2017
Parachuting teddy bears are descending on Cambridgeshire this weekend. Ten brave teddy bears will be jumping out of a plane this weekend. Share; Comments. ByAbigail Rabbett. 21:15, 5 SEP 2017. What's On. Enter your postcode to see news and ...  


Broxbourne charity Teens Unite boosted by great grandmother, 92, abseiling 540ft down London tower

Hertfordshire MercuryHertfordshire Mercury - Sep 15, 2017
A 92-year-old great grandmother is defying her old age by abseiling 540ft in aid of a Broxbourne charity. Rita Pezzani will be abseiling down one of London's iconic buildings, Broadgate Tower, today (September 15) to support Teens Unite – founded by ...  

Base Jumping

BASE Jumping Equipment Market

Business Wire (press release)Business Wire (press release) - Sep 14, 2017
Technavio analysts forecast the global BASE jumping equipment market to grow at a CAGR of almost 5% during the forecast period, 2017-2021.  

Bungee Jumping

Bungee jumping and barrels of butter: Notable Minnesotans share their favorite State Fair memories

Minneapolis Star TribuneMinneapolis Star Tribune - Aug 22, 2017
Bungee jumping and barrels of butter: Notable Minnesotans share their favorite State Fair memories. August 22, 2017 — 4:54pm. itemprop. RENEE JONES SCHNEIDER, Star Tribune Advice for negotiating the crowds at the State Fair: Go early or late, use the ...  

Inline Skating

Tampa is training ground for Team USA inline skating

Tampabay.comTampabay.com - Aug 18, 2017
In some South American countries, Holland said, inline skating is a national pastime and competitions sell out arenas. "It's a really unique sport," said Cotton Yarborough, who competes on the junior team. "It's not in the Olympics yet but I think it ...  

Roller Skating

Roller skating rink opens in Jersey City park

NJ.comNJ.com - Sep 16, 2017
By Taylor Brown | For The Jersey Journal. The Jersey City Department of Recreation held the grand opening of the Pershing Field Roller Skating Rink this afternoon, an unseasonably warm day just before the end of summer. Residents of all ages were ...  

Roller Derby

Indianapolis roller derby shop Vital Skates announces it's closing

Indianapolis StarIndianapolis Star - Sep 17, 2017
A shop in Fountain Square that serves the local roller derby community and other skaters will close its doors after six years. Vital Skates announced it is closing Sunday on its Facebook page, but did not say what day it will close. The store sells ...  


Sailplanes takes flight in Sudbury

MetroWest Daily NewsMetroWest Daily News - Aug 27, 2017
Some of the sailplanes were built from kits, while others from scratch, a process that could take more than a year due to gathering materials and finding time for engineering, he said. Constructing one of the plane is no easy feat; it takes patience ...  

Sky Diving

No chute? No problem! Jeff goes indoor skydiving
CBS 8 San Diego - Aug 25, 2017

SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — These days, you don't have to jump out of a plane at 12,000 feet to enjoy the adrenaline rush of sky diving. In Thursday's Zevely Zone, Jeff's in Oceanside defying the laws of gravity at the new iFly. You are cleared for take off ...  

Mountain Biking

Gate City athletes star at mountain biking event
Idaho State Journal - Sep 12, 2017

The Pocatello Pioneers mountain biking team competed in its second event of the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League season Saturday at Grand Targhee bike park, with numerous Gate City high school athletes riding in the event. Pocatello's Treasure ...  

Adventure Racing

Global Adventure Racing Partnership with Primal Quest
Scoop.co.nz (press release) - Sep 13, 2017

Two leaders in expedition adventure racing create a new partnership to further strengthen the AR industry. The joint venture is mutually focused on building the profile of the sport and delivering the best quality experience in endurance adventure ...  


Indian Motorcycles Sales Shot Up 17 Percent Last Spring

The DriveThe Drive - Sep 17, 2017
Indian finds the sweet spot between old school and new school, and it pays off.  

Tractor Pull

Tractor pull roars through Great Frederick Fair

Frederick News Post (subscription)Frederick News Post (subscription) - Sep 19, 2017
“I'm the baby of the class,” Art Brommer said, standing beside his two-engine, modified class tractor, named Here's Hopen, as he prepared to compete in the tractor pull Monday evening at The Great Frederick Fair. Brommer, of New Holland, Pennsylvania, ...  


Golden Corral raising funds for NBH paintball team
The News Herald - Sep 19, 2017

LYNN HAVEN — Golden Corral on Tuesday will raise money to help fund tournaments for North Bay Haven's paintball program. Tickets are $15 and include a buffet meal and drink, with the remainder benefiting the team, which last year won the Division 6 ...  


Suspect w/ airsoft guns killed in deputy-involved shooting in West ...

KABC-TVKABC-TV - Sep 12, 2017
A suspect was killed in a sheriff's deputy-involved shooting in West Valinda Monday following a domestic disturbance, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's ...  


Seal who had a yellow Frisbee trapped around her neck finally has it removed after half a year

The SunThe Sun - Sep 16, 2017
They finally cornered weakened Atlantic grey Mrs Frisbee on Horsey beach 12 miles north of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. She is recovering at an RSPCA hospital at East Winch near King's Lynn. Peter Ansell, who helped catch her, said: “The frisbee had cut in ...  

Frisbee Golf

Frisbee golf course opens at Stony Creek Reserve in Yarraville

Herald SunHerald Sun - Sep 18, 2017
AFTER secretly installing their own disc golf basket in a Yarraville park, Oscar Fehlberg and Jacob Cruden are encouraging others to try the sport they love. The pair have support from Maribyrnong Council for a six-month trial of a disc golf, also ...  

Air Racing

The Art of Air Racing

Flying MagazineFlying Magazine - Aug 31, 2017
I'm flying as part of the Pylon Racing Seminar, a program that takes place each June to train pilots in the art of air racing. Bob Mills, president of the Sport Class, is flying as an observation pilot in the airplane next to me. The pressure is on. My ...  

Private Flying

25 Questions To Ask When Buying A Private Jet Card

ForbesForbes - Sep 1, 2017
Jet cards are increasingly popular. They fill an important space between on-demand charter and fractional ownership. There used to be a hierarchy that under 25 hours of private flying per year, you would charter. Over 100 hours, fractional ownership ...  


Demonstrations, aerobatics, food and vendors offered at 2017 Fremont County Air Show
Canon City Daily Record - Sep 13, 2017

Flying acts will begin at noon and will feature Don Nelson's classic aerobatics performed in a vintage World War II North American SNJ, the Brian Correll air show performed in a Pitts S2S, Gary Rower's performance in a classic Stearman biplane and the ...  

Extreme Ironing

'Extreme ironing' adds challenging wrinkle to a simple hike

KOMO News (blog)KOMO News (blog) - Aug 22, 2017
"Extreme ironing is a fabulous extreme sport that combines various extreme situations and locales with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt," said extreme ironer Jack Nichols of Bothell, Washington. "A couple of Brits made it up a number of years back.  


Australian Orienteering Championships to hit Hill End | Lithgow ...

Lithgow MercuryLithgow Mercury - Sep 19, 2017
More than 1000 competitors and their family will converge on the Central West this week.  

Winter Camping

Henry Howard Cardwell

Tillamook Headlight-HeraldTillamook Headlight-Herald - Aug 29, 2017
Fall and winter camping trips were to other state parks in Oregon and Washington. Other travels were to Disneyland and Disney World. In 2005 Henry and Julie cruised the inlet passage of Alaska and in December 2012 they cruised the Caribbean with Steve ...  


Survival of the Prettiest

New York TimesNew York Times - Sep 18, 2017
A little over a decade after he published “On the Origin of Species,” in which he described his theory of natural selection shaped by “survival of the fittest,” Darwin published another troublesome treatise — “The Descent of Man, and Selection in ...  


Geocaching adventure bringing locals to conservation area

Sarnia ObserverSarnia Observer - Sep 15, 2017
Sharon Nethercott is the conservation education coordinator for the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority. She's part of a geocaching adventure to be held Sunday at the Lorne C. Henderson Conservation Area near Petrolia. (Handout/Postmedia Network) ...  

Treasure Hunting

GoFro And Taking The Treasure Hunting Out Of Travel | PYMNTS.com

PYMNTS.comPYMNTS.com - Sep 12, 2017
American consumers have long since forgotten the wonders of booking travel as a treasure hunt. Instead of having to hunt through countless sites and offers to.  

Storm Chasing

'NOT A FORECAST': S&S Storm Chasing does what most ...

York Daily Record/Sunday NewsYork Daily Record/Sunday News - Sep 8, 2017
They say their tactics are in the public's interest. Many mainstream meteorologists criticize the approach.  


Fall beachcombing tips for your next North Fork stroll
Northforker (blog) - Aug 31, 2017

If crowds and the blazing sun isn't your bag, you might find the fall the best time for a beach stroll. An early autumn breeze and Indian summer make this time of year the best for searching for seashells, beach glass and other gifts from the sea. You ...  

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Diving for Stocks Is a Viable Strategy

BloombergBloomberg - Sep 12, 2017
The biggest question when sorting through the bargain bin is how much bad news is priced in.  

Hill Walker

Hill walker killed after being hit by campervan in Glencoe

Press and JournalPress and Journal - Sep 13, 2017
A hill walker has died after being knocked down by a campervan and on a busy Highland road. Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward following the tragedy on the A82 Inverness to Glasgow road in Glencoe yesterday lunchtime. It was the ...  


With Sights On Afghanistan's Highest Peak, Ridgway Mountaineer Continues Teaching Afghan Women Climbing Skills

Colorado Public RadioColorado Public Radio - Sep 18, 2017
ASCEND team members confer with local shepherds on the final approach to basecamp in the Koh-e-Baba Mountains, Bamiyan, Afghanistan. (Courtesy ASCEND: Leadership Through Athletics). Thirteen Afghan women made history two years ago.  

Ice Climber

Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. Announced for Switch

IGN IndiaIGN India - Sep 14, 2017
During a Nintendo Direct today, Nintendo confirmed that several of its arcade classics are headed to Switch. Arcade Archives: Mario Bros. will launch on Switch on September 27. Players can share a Joy-Con to play, and visual details from the arcade ...  

Rock Climber

Durango rock climber expected to recover from serious fall

KRQE News 13KRQE News 13 - Sep 11, 2017
DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – A Durango rock climber who fell 100 feet this weekend is expected to recover, according to his friends. Thad Ferrell, 40, was rescued on Saturday near Lemon Reservoir northeast of Durango. Friends say Ferrell, who is an ...  

Indoor Climber

Rewriting False Narratives To Imagine Justice In Baltimore
HuffPost - Jun 1, 2017

... woman, Najeeullah served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Turkmenistan. She was awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship Award to study Arabic in Madaba, Jordan. Najeeullah is the mother of 2 and an avid indoor climber.  


Homemade paraglider crashes into Halifax pond - News

The Patriot LedgerThe Patriot Ledger - Sep 11, 2017
HALIFAX – A person using a homemade, motorized paraglider crashed into West Monponsett Pond on Saturday where they were rescued by a boater.  

Hang Glider

Hang glider crashes in Simsbury

FOX 61FOX 61 - Aug 24, 2017
SIMSBURY — A hang glider crash landed after taking off in the Talcott Mountain area Thursday. He took off from the ridge next to Heublein Tower. On the way down, he took a wrong turn and crash landed in a field next to the Simsbury Polo Club grounds ...  


Actor, pro skateboarder to talk addiction at Middletown event

Hamilton Journal NewsHamilton Journal News - Sep 13, 2017
Brandon Novak, a pro skateboarder, actor and author, will be the keynote speaker during the fifth annual Celebrating Restoration in Middletown.  

Base Jumper

Tributes for Perth BASE jumper killed in Italy

Perth NowPerth Now - Sep 1, 2017
A MANDURAH man who died after hitting a mountain while wingsuit BASE jumping in northern Italy knew the dangers of the extreme sport but loved it anyway, his devastated family said. Ben Dummett was known as an adventurous daredevil who had done ...  

Bungee Jumper

Bungee jumper falls into river after cord snaps

9news.com.au9news.com.au - Aug 22, 2017
A bungee jumper has had a razor-sharp brush with death after bungee jumping in China's Shidu Natural Park when her cord gave way, sending her plunging into the below river. The heart-stopping moment was captured on video, with the 17-year-old seen ...  

Inline Skater

Inline skater speeds his way to a national medal

Petaluma Argus CourierPetaluma Argus Courier - Sep 13, 2017
(1 of ) JOHN JACKSON/ARGUS-COURIER STAFF Mike Zitkovich is no stranger to the National Inline Speed Skating championships, but this year it was special. He won his first medal at age 61. prev. next. JOHN JACKSON. ARGUS-COURIER SPORTS ...  

Roller Skater

Heart-stopping moment "chilled" roller skater clings to back of BUS in "mental" rush hour commute

Mirror.co.ukMirror.co.uk - Sep 13, 2017
This daredevil commuter endured a nerve-racking journey home from work as he clung to a moving bus while rollerskating in rush hour. Astonishing footage captured by Ciaran Farrelly shows the skater grabbing the back of the double-decker to hitch a ride ...  

Sky Diver

Sky diver films daring free-fall at Skydive Dubai | Daily Mail Online

Daily MailDaily Mail - Aug 22, 2017
This is the moment a skydiver plunged from a glider and caught the 'best dive of her career' on film after overcoming horrendous injuries sustained in a car crash ...  

Mountain Biker

Video: Watch in Terror as This Black Bear Blocks a Mountain Biker's ...

BicyclingBicycling - Sep 14, 2017
What should you do if you roll up on a black bear? This video from Alaska provides some insight.  


Beachcomber: 100 years old and still twiddling his thumbs...
Express.co.uk - Aug 26, 2017

Beachcomber: 100 years old and still twiddling his thumbs... THE future of the human race in general and our thumbs in particular is giving me grave cause for concern. PUBLISHED: PUBLISHED: 00:01, Mon, Sep 18, 2017 ...  

Treasure Hunter

Florida treasure hunter finds Winnipegger's championship ring after hurricane
rdnewsnow.com - Sep 20, 2017

WINNIPEG — A treasure-hunter who hit the beaches of Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma found something that a Winnipegger lost about four years ago — a championship football ring. Tom Shay says after beaches in his state reopened recently ...  

Storm Chaser

Storm chaser in dramatic video: Hurricane Irma winds strongest I've ever faced

Today.comToday.com - Sep 11, 2017
A meteorologist and storm chaser who was shown in a video struggling to stay on his feet while measuring the ferocious winds of Hurricane Irma told TODAY that he knew exactly what he was getting into and took every necessary precaution. “We did ...  

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