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Two Explorers Attempting Fastest Expedition To The North Pole

The beginning of March will mark the start of the 2014 Arctic expedition season, during which a number of intrepid explorers will attempt to ski to the North Pole. Amongst them this year will be two Americans, who will brave one of the most brutal and unforgiving environments on the [...]

5 Things to do in Lucerne, Switzerland

5 Things to do in Lucerne, Switzerland

Located on the shore of Lake Lucerne and within sight of Mounts Pilatus and Rigi, Lucerne has plenty to offer besides just spectacular scenery. Chapel Bridge Walking across a bridge may not sound like the first thing to do when you hit a town but the Chapel Bridge with its [...]

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Zimbabwe Gets First Winter Olympian

The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us at last, and over the next few weeks we’ll be inundated with inspiring and heart warming stories about athletes who have overcome incredible odds just to make it to Sochi. But it’ll be tough to top the story of Luke Steyn, who is about [...]

Planning Your Dog-Packing Adventure

Planning Your Dog-Packing Adventure

Taking your four-legged friend along for a hike can be a great way to bond while enjoying the outdoors together. Not only will you both be getting plenty of exercise and fresh air, you and your pup will have the opportunity to strengthen friendship and mutual trust. Dog-packing involves asking [...]

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Castaway Survives 16-Months Adrift At Sea

In what sounds like the plot right out of a Hollywood movie, U.K. newspaper the Telegraph is reporting the remarkable story of a castaway who washed ashore on a remote atoll in the South Pacific after spending 16-months lost at sea. The man had managed to survive for weeks on end, [...]

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Italian Mountaineer Begins Solo Attempt On Nanga Parbat

As we’ve previously mentioned, Nanga Parbat is at the epicenter of the high altitude mountaineering community at the moment. The 8126 meter (26,660 ft) peak, located in the heart of Pakistan’s Himalaya range, is the focus of all of the major winter expeditions taking place this year. Several teams are [...]

6 Things to Know About Yin Yoga

6 Things to Know About Yin Yoga

Slow and steady. That’s the idea behind yin yoga: a yin class typically consists of fewer poses held for a longer amount of time, allowing the stretch to reach to all those nooks and crannies in your body that sometimes feel a little neglected. For some, yin is delightful—a chance [...]

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British Teen Becomes Youngest to the South Pole

It has been a busy and active expedition season in the Antarctic, where a number of adventurous men and women have skied, walked, cycled and kited to the bottom of the world. Amongst them was a young man by the name of Lewis Clarke, who crossed more than 700 miles [...]

5 Great Winter Hiking Products

5 Great Winter Hiking Products

The weather outside may be frightful, but that doesn’t stop the hardcore hikers out there from doing their thing. However, you’ll need more than just a few extra layers over your hands and face when you go out to tromp your favorite place. As you well know, winters outside can [...]

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Mountain Biker Completes Ride To The South Pole

In much the same fashion as climbing Everest, skiing to the South Pole has become of those activities that is routinely found on the bucket lists of many adventurers. Beginning each year in November, a small group of hardy souls heads to Antarctica to make the gruelling journey through one [...]