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New UVU running jacket

Its release coincides with the North Pole Marathon

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Review of Karrimor’s Alpiniste 35+10 and 45+10 rucsacs

Karrimor revives the Alpiniste rucsacs first developed in the 1970s

Rambling Romance, And The Art Of Falling In Love

“FOR many of our members, walking has not only meant getting outdoors, getting healthy and keeping active – relationships and friendships have blossomed and communities of shared interest and companionship have been formed,” says Simon Barnett, the Head of Walking […]

How to take better adventure photos

Lukasz Warzecha gives us his tips

Autumn Adventure Fashion: Mens Expedition Parkas

Our pick of the best explorer-type jackets this Autumn

Autumn Adventure Fashion: Womens Gilets

Our pick of the best gilets for women this autumn

Join Mencap on a desert ultra marathon in 2012

MENCAP has some guaranteed places for those who want to take on some of the greatest desert races in the world. Spaces are up for grabs to enter the Atacama Crossing in Chile, RacingThePlanet in Jordan and the Gobi March in […]

Have you been to Diesel Island?

Diesel embraces the adventure life

Biggles biplane flies after a six year restoration

Built at Sywell in 1969 and now restored to former glory

Squash Falconer prepares to paraglide off Everest

She is ready to go for the summit anytime after Saturday

Douglas Cairns reaches the North Pole

diabetic pilot raising awareness of diabetes


Aged just 27, Yuri Gagarin embarked on the biggest adventure possible

Walk A Masterpiece Art Trail

IN Provence British artist Andy Goldsworthy has created an art trail over ninety miles long. Walking enthusiasts will find the mesmerizing works of art a treat as they walk on by. There are currently five ‘art refuges’ along the trail, […]

Cessna announces the new TTX Corvalis… in Lime Green

TTX has a monstrous six-cylinder engine

The First Climb Of The Year

THE rock is drying out and many of us, like the University of Herts Climbing Club, are venturing back out for the first climb of the year. Climbing needn’t be demanding and if you’re not hugely confident then joining a […]

Antiquey expedition on a raft made from water pipes

Money raised from the Antiquey expedition will go

Alberto Granado, Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Companion Passes Away

THINGS don’t always have to be in perfect working condition before we set out on an adventure. When Che Guevera and Alberto Granado set out on their famous motorcycle adventure in 1952, they did so on a ‘leaky’ Norton 500 […]

Week 10 Now Online

WE’RE feeling like going for a swim here at Adventure 52 this week. This is in part to La Senza showing off its newest swimwear range with some stunning lifestyle shots taken on a ship sailing round South Africa. While […]

Week 9 Now Online

IT was only after finishing this week’s issue when I realised that all of the features – apart from Triumph’s new motorcycle – don’t involve the use of an engine. It wasn’t planned, it just kinda happened. What it shows […]

Buy a spacesuit in the Bonhams Space History Sale

…as well as lots more space-related memorabilia


“The private race to the Moon is on.”

X Prize competition to send a robot to the moon opens up

Week 8 Now Online

I LOVE the National Trust’s ‘Outdoor Gym’ concept. If you’ve ever needed a programme that you can follow for free then it’s this. You can download a month-long, day-by-day plan online which shows how you can make use of the […]

Teva Forge Pro adventure trainers

Teva says its new FORGE PRO is “the shoe that fits every adventure”.

Raise A Glass To Shackleton

Sir Ernest Shackleton was born this day, 15 February, 137 years ago and Google paid homage to him today with this neat homepage graphic. It’s a nice gesture but surely there should be some other way of celebrating his achievements? […]

Week 7 now online

GETTING fit enough for an adventure is often a struggle. We commit ourselves to a date, which is weeks or months in advance, knowing full well that to get there, we need to put the hours in to train for […]

How to find the best campsites in the UK in 2011

How to find the best campsites in the UK in 2011.

Adventure Flying Tip: Clearing the runway

Animals often pose the biggest hazard, especially on remote airstrips

61-year-old Brit will climb Everest this April

61-year-old Simon Knighton from Marlborough, Wiltshire, will climb Mount Everest in April 2011 with the aim of raising £100,000 for the charity Age UK and local good causes. Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern and Help the Aged, […]

Ernest Bell Picture 121

Ernest Bell’s 1954 motorcycle adventure

A 26,000 mile trip on a 1952 Norton Dominator

Party on the Viking Cinderella ship

Sail out from Stockholm into the Baltic Archipelago for 22-hours of non-stop partying

The Great Lakes Biplane

Remember the floatplane that Indiana Jones swings across the water to?

Twang, swoosh, tutt

What happens when you put a wide-angle camera on an arrow?

Resuming the Gyrocopter Adventure

Plans are now well underway to resume the adventure this Spring

Week 3 Now Online

SIGN in with your username and password then click on the ‘READ A52‘ tab to see this week’s issue. Inside this week we have: details on how to enter the Rab Mountain Marathon Yamaha’s concept adventure bike – the Worldcrosser […]

Week 3 online

EVER wished you could escape to a remote island? Then this week’s issue tells all about a new atlas featuring 50 of the loneliest islands in the world. If you need a seaplane to get to them then you can […]

New TV series: Flying Wild Alaska

10-part series shows how the Tweto family transports life’s necessities by air

Shooting the Flying Vixens calendar

Photographer Mike Jorgenson really loves his job


THERE’S a key moment in the film 127 Hours where Aron Ralston, played by James Franco, let’s out an “Opps” and stares down at his arm. You’ll see that scene here in the trailer for ‘127 Hours’, the new film […]

Kicking up the dust: Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally

THIS video of Stage 3 of the Dakar rally shows roads which will make the motorcyclists amongst us start dreaming about Argentina. The stage shows riders racing from San Miguel de Tucuman to San Salvador de Jujuy. Yet again, KTM […]

The Torchlight Dinner

LOTS of ski resorts hold a torchlight dinner but Lake Louise in Canada hosts one of the best. Held every Friday night, they are a great way to finish a week’s skiing holiday. Taking the last lift up the hill […]

An airline pilot’s view of the Matterhorn

Matterhorn’s position was entered in to the Flight Management Computer

Take part in Mudrunner Icebreaker

DEPENDING on how cold it is on Sunday 6th February, we may well be breaking the thin layers of ice covering the tops of huge pits of thick gooey mud in what the organisers call “a severe winter duathlon”. Taking […]

Bruce Parry’s ‘Arctic’ airs tonight

Bruce Parry usually pursues adventures in the tropics but this year he has ventured to the cold of the Artic for a new five-part documentary which airs tonight on BBC2 at 9pm. Just as in Tribe and Amazon, Bruce seeks […]

Dakar Rally begins today

Today marks the start of the Dakar Rally and adventure motorcyclists will race over the next fifteen days.

Polar Bear Plunge

Advice for swimmers taking part

The Hudson River Adventure

Online photobooks showcasing the beauty of flying in the USA

40,000 have skied Scotland already

With all the chaos of taking a flight abroad for a ski holiday, it seems many of us have decided to avoid all that by staying local and skiing in Scotland instead. All five resorts are now open with reports […]

Lara’s new look

She’s the ultimate female adventurer and the next game in the franchise will be based on the origins of Lara Croft. Featuring a young and inexperienced woman, the recently released artwork above shows Lara has a completely new look…and it’s […]

Motorcycle test will be revised in 2011

Motorcycle test set to change.

How to Ski Turb

Video made by Sam Whatmough, a pilot at the Tiger Club

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