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Hill Walking

Flagstaff Hill walking track partially reopened

NewsportNewsport - May 9, 2018
DOUGLAS Shire Council has announced that the Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail, which was heavily damaged during the March deluge, has reopened from the stairway at the north of Four Mile Beach to the lookout on Flagstaff Hill (Island Point Rd). However ...  


Trekking the Himalayas on a whim – alone and with no plan

Channel NewsAsiaChannel NewsAsia - May 11, 2018
Full disclosure: Trekking had always been a faint possibility with this trip, so had packed a down jacket and altitude sickness pills. I had not, however, trained for any of it. Less than two hours later, I booked myself a trek to the Annapurna Base ...  


Quest to break world speed record for canoeing Mississippi River ends in Iowa

TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressTwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - May 19, 2018
The official quest to break the world record for paddling a canoe down the entire Mississippi River is over for the three-man crew that set off from northern Minnesota's Lake Itasca on May 10. The crew made it as far as Guttenberg, Iowa, on Friday ...  


This Kayak Excursion on Louisiana's Bayou is Downright Magical

ThrillistThrillist - May 18, 2018
When people think of New Orleans, it's all Mardi Gras and the French Quarter. But there is way more to this area than that. Just outside NOLA is one of the most unique ecosystems in the US: the Louisiana bayou. This kayak excursion gives an insider ...  


CWC is offering a mountaineering expedition to Gannett Peak

BuckrailBuckrail - May 18, 2018
If reaching the highest point in Wyoming is on your bucket list, Central Wyoming College can help you get there this summer. Join experienced outdoor education instructor Darran Wells and Stacy Wells and challenge yourself in their upcoming ...  

Ice Climbing

Swing Light: Salamandra Kevlar-Carbon Ice Axe Review

GearJunkieGearJunkie - Apr 18, 2018
Every ounce counts in high-end alpinism and ice climbing. Each season, gear emerges with bold headlines touting slight weight reductions. But lightening the load often comes at the expense of functionality or durability. Elite Climb smashes marginal ...  

Rock Climbing

8 Climbing Spots To Visit In & Around NYC

Refinery29Refinery29 - May 17, 2018
A universal truth of rock climbing is that the first step toward crushing your next project (aka climbing a challenging route) is, well, finding one. As climbing rises in popularity — and more facilities open up around NYC — it can be tricky to know ...  

Indoor Climbing

Rock Solid: Raiders of the Rock Club

The HeraldThe Herald - May 19, 2018
But it was certainly a change in scenery for the participants, who had previously only cut their teeth on artificial rock holds at Evansville's Vertical eXcape indoor climbing facility. That did not discourage them, however. If anything, it amped them ...  


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

FlintsideFlintside - Feb 2, 2018
Free skating, lessons, showshoeing and more set for Adventures in Winterland. Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ Share through Email. Because of the popularity of last year's first Adventures in Winterland, ...  


Caving to consumer demand, Popeyes begins offering delivery ...

Nation's Restaurant NewsNation's Restaurant News - May 16, 2018
Every hour, a Twitter user asks Popeyes for delivery, according to the fried-chicken chain. So, on Wednesday, the brand responded by delivering with Uber Eats ...  


A Flight Above Carbon Beach

Malibu MagazineMalibu Magazine - May 16, 2018
He was instantly hooked on the new sport of paragliding the first time he tried it. At the age of 24, the sport soon dominated his life while he lived in Canada. The same day as his first flight, he bought his own paraglider. Soon he was buying more ...  

Hang Gliding

Bland County students hear about hang gliding

Southwest Virginia TodaySouthwest Virginia Today - May 17, 2018
Bland County High School students got a history lesson in hang gliding last week. Although the once popular air sport isn't as common in Bland County as it was in the mid 1970s, a new wave of interest hit Kara Wikle's Local History and Technology class ...  


After years of a ballooning budget, $16M LA River horse, bike, walkers bridge breaks ground

89.3 KPCC89.3 KPCC - May 15, 2018
A new bridge over the Los Angeles River broke ground in Atwater Village Monday to provide an easy connection to Griffith Park for all modes of transportation — except cars. Once the 325-foot long bridge opens in late 2019, horses, bikes and ...  

Kite Flying

Kite flying hobby gives lift to enthusiasts both young and old

The ColumbianThe Columbian - May 13, 2018
Since then, the couple — particularly Larry — have been hooked on kite flying. They own dozens of kites, plan vacations around flying them and organize an annual winter kite-flying festival in their hometown of Clear Lake, Iowa. “I'm at peace when I ...  


Tony Hawk turning 50, reflects on remarkable ride in skateboarding ...

The San Diego Union-TribuneThe San Diego Union-Tribune - May 11, 2018
Though it may be hard to fathom, Tony Hawk is turning 50, and skateboarding remains the centerpiece of his successful life.  

Street Luge

Le Thuit (27) : le “street luge”, comment ça marche ?

FranceinfoFranceinfo - May 13, 2018
Le street-luge (luge de rue) est une des disciplines des free-riders. Ce sport est né aux Etats-Unis, notamment sur les rues en lacet de San Francisco. Depuis 3 ans, des riders normands se retrouvent sur les routes en pente des falaises qui surplombent ...  


'Tree parachuting' left this teen paralyzed – now he's walking again

Today.comToday.com - May 6, 2018
When Alex Kingsbury tried the “tree parachuting” viral video challenge and fell to the ground, he suffered a neck injury so severe that doctors said there was only a 10 percent chance he would walk again. Nonetheless, he walks onto Megyn Kelly TODAY ...  


DoC abseiling, climbing trees to safeguard rātā against myrtle rust
New Zealand Herald - May 14, 2018

Department of Conservation (DOC) staff in Whangārei are abseiling from cliffs to collect rātā vine seeds in an attempt to save the species from myrtle rust. DOC biodiversity ranger Laurence Sullivan said the programme was designed as a safeguard in ...  

Base Jumping

Rolls-Royce reveals its first SUV

CNNMoneyCNNMoney - May 10, 2018
Buyers can also choose optional "recreation modules" that contain gear for activities such as base jumping, rock climbing, snowboarding or drone racing. These are designed to be easily slotted into the Cullinan's cargo bay where the gear is presented ...  

Bungee Jumping

Bungee Jumping: Check that Bucket List
Outlook India - May 18, 2018

Icy cold wind in my hair, the north sea underneath and the instructor says 'now it's time to fall backwards'. I followed up with the most natural reaction – wide eyes and mouthing a certain phrase which is best not mentioned here. I'd dreamt of bunjee ...  

Inline Skating

SMART supports mountain club plan

The Daily PlanetThe Daily Planet - May 13, 2018
“Maybe for some (future trails) it would make more sense to pave, but there are no plans now to do multi-use trails for, say, road riding or inline skating.” In the discussion leading up to a vote, Averill said, “What TMC is requesting is reasonable ...  

Roller Skating

Enjoy a Ferris wheel, roller skating, mini-golf at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

PhillyVoice.comPhillyVoice.com - May 9, 2018
New this year, will be deep-fried scrapple and deep-fried Tastykake cupcakes. Admission to Summerfest is free. Roller skating, mini-golf and boardwalk games and rides are ticketed, but if you're an Independence Blue Cross cardholder, you can skate for ...  

Roller Derby

Second Annual Big Island Brawl roller derby in Hilo coming up
Hawaii 24/7 (press release) - May 18, 2018

Big Island Brawl has created an opportunity for roller derby leagues from across Hawaii to come together and play opponents from outside the islands in one weekend. Playing against new opponents leads to sharing of strategy and learning new ways to ...  


Gliders Market Growth by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application; Production, Revenue, Price and Gross ...

News of Columnist: Research News By Market.BizExpert Consulting - May 14, 2018
... as well as focuses on top key players/manufacturers such as Schempp-Hirth, Alexander Schleicher, Dg Flugzeugbau, Allstar Pzl Glider, Lange Aviation, Pipistre, Stemme, HPH sailplanes, Jonker Sailplanes, Aeros, Alisport Srl, LAK, Windward Performance.  

Sky Diving

Tag: sky diving

Shelter Island ReporterShelter Island Reporter - May 12, 2018
Born December 4, 1986, Kirstin is remembered by her family as a fun loving, beautiful, talented and loyal friend and protector, a warrior princess to those she knew and loved. (more…) bunjee jumping, Shelter Island Presbyterian Church, sky diving ...  

Mountain Biking

Wausau West's Hanna Mork to continue mountain biking career at Colorado Mesa University

Wausau Daily HeraldWausau Daily Herald - May 9, 2018
WAUSAU – Hanna Mork's first competitive mountain bike race came when she was 7 years old and ended with her near the back of the pack in her division and in tears. Despite that inauspicious start, she remained with the sport. Her love for mountain ...  

Adventure Racing

4 Lessons From Adventure Racing That Apply to Enterprise Consulting
Destination CRM - May 7, 2018

Running through the wilderness, kayaking down rivers, and biking up mountains, are all components of my favorite hobby—adventure racing. Perhaps the most challenging and whirlwind aspect of it is competing nearly 36 hours straight outdoors in the ...  


Curtiss Motorcycles unveils Zeus, a crazy powerful dual motor electric motorcycle

ElectrekElectrek - May 9, 2018
Curtiss Motorcycles presented its new dual motor Zeus electric motorcycle concept for the first time publicly this week at the 2018 Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, California. In addition to winning the attention of the thousands in attendance at ...  

Tractor Pull

Westby Syttende Mai Antique Tractor Pull on Saturday, May 19

The Westby TimesThe Westby Times - May 13, 2018
The tractor pull is open to antique and farm tractors ($20 hook fee to be paid at weigh in), includes five classes of competition, with weigh-ins at noon. New this year will be a 20 inch draw bar, C5 series. This series weight divisions are 4250, 5250 ...  


Paintball issues arise across downtown Grand Rapids

Grand Valley LanthornGrand Valley Lanthorn - May 15, 2018
Local police note problem of paintball wars in Grand Rapids. Law enforcement is concerned about a recent city-wide development involving individuals targeting houses, cars and people using paintball guns. These “paintball wars” are on the rise across ...  


600 'invade' GTI for Airsoft games

The Augusta ChronicleThe Augusta Chronicle - May 9, 2018
While most residents were completely unaware of their presence, over 600 people from all over the world came to Barnwell County last weekend for Airsoft war games dubbed “Operation Stone Breaker 2018”. Airsoft is military-styled but low-powered ...  


Less cramming. More Frisbee. At Yale, students learn how to live the ...

Washington PostWashington Post - May 12, 2018
Lessons from the school's largest class ever are being shared online around the world.  

Frisbee Golf

Long Island Sports Park, in operation since 2016, receives preliminary approval

Riverhead News ReviewRiverhead News Review - May 9, 2018
The company's site plan lists golf, Frisbee golf, soccer golf, paintball, marathon-type runs and festivals among permitted uses for the property. The property's Industrial C zoning allows both recreational uses and golf courses, according to Charles ...  

Air Racing

Portugal Air Summit Blends Airshow with Air Racing

Flying MagazineFlying Magazine - May 17, 2018
The Portugal Air Summit takes off next week at the Ponte de Sor Municipal Airfield, located in central Portugal. From May 24 through 27, the show will feature a variety of aviation exhibits and air shows, including Unmanned Aircraft Systems. About 60 ...  

Private Flying

Could these flying cars be the future of personal mobility?
Goodwood Road and Racing - May 15, 2018

Because, ultimately, outside the core audience of advanced customers who confidently hold both a driver's license and a pilot's license (yes, you will need both in the era of the private flying car), who is going to really want the added responsibility ...  


Canadian military aerobatics team to fly over Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Gazette - May 11, 2018

The Snowbirds from the Canadian Forces 431 Air Demonstration Squadron will help celebrate North American Aerospace Defense Command's 60th anniversary with flyovers Friday and Saturday. Canada's military aerobatics team will fly over Peterson Air ...  

Extreme Ironing

From kitesurfing to bungee jumping: 9 extreme activities you can do in Yorkshire

Yorkshire PostYorkshire Post - May 11, 2018
Extreme Ironing, Yorkshire-wide. Extreme ironing is an extreme sport where people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing, whilst taking part in activities such as water skiing. Although it may not be technically class as a ...  


At 73, former Ironman Sharon Crawford is a legend in the unusual sport of orienteering

ESPNESPN - May 11, 2018
As a Girl Scout, Sharon Crawford never left a trail. It was always safety first. Then she took up orienteering. With a map in one hand and a compass in the other, for decades Crawford has cut her own routes over hills, marshes and through thick woods.  

Winter Camping

Morris Cub Scout packs among those allowing girls to join

MyWebTimes.comMyWebTimes.com - May 16, 2018
She said she's even looking forward to finding out what winter camping will be like. “It's something she's always wanted to do,” her mother, Cheryl, said. “I'm really happy she's able to. She was in Girl Scouts for about a year, but it just wasn't her ...  


For Chicago teen activists, survival is the No. 1 goal | Fox News

Fox NewsFox News - May 16, 2018
Jaheim Wilson was 16 when he was shot and killed in April in Chicago and just a few months older than his cousin Alexis Willis.  


Want a Modern-Day Treasure Hunt? Try Geocaching

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal - May 17, 2018
Billed as “the world's largest treasure hunt,” geocaching launched soon after the U.S. military gave the public better access to its Global Positioning System in May of 2000. That month Dave Ulmer hid a black bucket of treasure near his home in ...  

Treasure Hunting

A pleasant surprise and treasure hunting locally

Gettysburg TimesGettysburg Times - May 16, 2018
More positive news about Gettysburg Borough finances. Manager Charles Gable tells me the borough will realize a surplus of more than $139,700.00 from the 2017 Budget. Charles pointed out the surplus had nothing to do with property taxes. He says the ...  

Storm Chasing

PODCAST: Behind the Front – Tornado Paths & Storm Chasing
WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.com - May 9, 2018

Do tornadoes follow the same paths? J-P Dice speaks with Dr. Tim Coleman, of the University of Alabama Huntsville, on his research into tornado tracks. Dr. Coleman also shares some of his wildest memories from storm chasing across America.  


A beachcombing guide: Things to find at the beach

The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe - May 2, 2018
If you see Bud Ferris at a Cape Cod beach, he'll likely have his head down, scanning the flats for crab molts or decorator worms. Ferris, a former biology teacher who volunteers at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster, knows there's more ...  

Dumpster Diving

Jack White: Dumpster Diving Led Me to the Stooges, Punk Rock

RollingStone.comRollingStone.com - May 10, 2018
Jack White explained how dumpster diving led him to punk rock and changed his life during an interview with Questlove on the drummer's "Questlove Supreme" podcast. Related. Can Jack White Change His Stripes? He became a rock legend by embracing ...  

Hill Walker

8th Penwortham St Teresa's Scouts win 2018 West Lancs Bowland Trophy

Lancashire Evening PostLancashire Evening Post - May 10, 2018
... in a safe and enjoyable environment.” Participants gained an Expedition Challenge Award, which goes towards the Adventure Challenge, Outdoor Challenge, Team Leader & Teamwork Challenge badges, Hill Walker, Hikes Away and Nights Away Awards.  


Mountaineer Opry going silent after 46 years

Charleston Gazette-MailCharleston Gazette-Mail - May 17, 2018
After 46 years, West Virginia is losing its regular home for bluegrass music. Mountaineer Opry House in Milton will soon close its doors forever. “We have to be out by June 19,” said Larry Stephens, who has managed the Opry House since 1991. After that ...  

Ice Climber

Jets fandom reaches new heights as climber scales 60-foot ice tower in skates, jersey in honour of whiteout

CBC.caCBC.ca - Apr 19, 2018
I didn't know what to expect, because skates, obviously, are slippery — they're meant to slide on ice, and our crampons aren't," said Hope, an avid ice climber. "So it was definitely a lot more on my hands than on my feet. And we actually teach to put ...  

Rock Climber

Rock climber survives 50-foot fall

KTRK-TVKTRK-TV - May 10, 2018
A rock climber is lucky to be alive after surviving a 50-foot fall. A 50-foot fall is roughly the equivalent of falling five stories. Seamus Hehir, 26, was climbing Kentucky's Red River Gorge with a friend in late April, when his equipment gave way ...  

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 ...  


Quebec man charged with unlawful use of paraglider in Niagara Falls
Niagarathisweek.com - May 18, 2018

Niagara Parks police have charged a Quebec man after receiving a report of a powered paraglider being operated near Chippawa Thursday afternoon. At around 4 p.m. on May 17, police were called to the area of Portage Road South. Officers found the man ...  

Hang Glider

One person treated after hang glider crash in the Sylmar-Pacoima area

LA Daily NewsLA Daily News - May 6, 2018
SYLMAR — One person suffered minor injuries but was stranded for a time Saturday when a hang glider crashed in the Angeles National Forest above the Sylmar-Pacoima area, authorities said. The crash was reported just after 4 p.m. in the mountains, the ...  


Skateboarder hospitalized after crashing into car in Pismo Beach

KSBY San Luis Obispo NewsKSBY San Luis Obispo News - May 18, 2018
A skateboarder was hospitalized Friday with major injuries after crashing into the side of a car in Pismo Beach, police say. It happened just after 7 a.m. at the intersection of Oak Park Boulevard and James Way. Pismo Beach police say the skateboarder, ...  

Base Jumper

'I owe them my life': BASE jumper who dangled from cliff for hours thanks rescuers

CTV NewsCTV News - May 18, 2018
Victoria, B.C. resident Nathan Anderson is an experienced BASE jumper, estimating he's performed the hair-raising stunt nearly 130 times before. But when he leapt from the popular Squamish hiking destination Thursday, Anderson hit a crosswind that ...  

Bungee Jumper

STEM skills help Sioux City elementary students make a Barbie doll a bungee-jumper

Sioux City JournalSioux City Journal - May 7, 2018
SIOUX CITY -- In her 59-year history, Mattel's Barbie has held many different types of professions. Last Friday, Morningside Elementary School students were able to give the world-famous fashion doll one more occupation to add to her resume: ...  

Inline Skater

Lakefront Trail changes underway; designated bike, pedestrian lanes open

WLS-TVWLS-TV - May 4, 2018
"Because I'm an inline skater today, I didn't even notice and I went on the wrong path," said Kelly McDermott. "So I think it will take people awhile to get used to it, but I think it's a great change." Overall, people who use the trail are excited for ...  

Roller Skater

Competitive roller skater chasing big dreams in Hesperia

VVdailypress.comVVdailypress.com - Apr 13, 2018
With an unmatched devotion to her sport, 12-year-old Annika Bullock recently moved from Ventura County to Hesperia and has made the transition to virtual schooling all to help advance her roller-skating career. After moving in with her coach, Lori ...  

Sky Diver

Sky diver Dilys Price on top 100 Welsh women list

BBC NewsBBC News - May 8, 2018
Wales' first female MP and a suffragette have made a list of 100 women who influenced Welsh life. Wales' Women's Equality Network drew up the list to mark the centenary of some women getting the vote. The list marks the achievements of 50 living women ...  

Mountain Biker

Pollen causes greatest mountain biker in history to retire

OlympicTalk (blog)OlympicTalk (blog) - May 14, 2018
France's Julien Absalon, the most decorated mountain biker in history and the only one with two Olympic titles, is retiring at age 37 in large part due to a pollen allergy, according to L'Equipe. “I've been suffering from allergies to pollen in the ...  


Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum open today before planned move

The Coastland TimesThe Coastland Times - May 19, 2018
The Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum in Nags Head is open through 4 p.m. today, for the last time before the collection expands and moves to a location safe from the ocean. On display today are Nellie Myrtle Pridgen's treasures from a lifetime along the ...  

Treasure Hunter

All Mars Region Chests Locations | Treasure Hunter Guide

Gameranx (blog)Gameranx (blog) - May 9, 2018
Destiny 2: Warmind DLC – All Mars Region Chests Locations | Treasure Hunter Guide. Earn some quick legendary rewards with this guide showing you where to find all the region chests on Mars. Kevin Thielenhaus / Features / Destiny 2, Guides, PC, PS4 ...  

Storm Chaser

Diary of a Storm Chaser

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal - May 11, 2018
Photographer Camille Seaman was vacuuming her living room one day when she caught a glance of a show about storm chasers on TV. “Mom, you should do that,” her 8-year-old daughter said. She took that advice, and was soon tracking down and ...  

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