Tuesday 21 October 2014

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The Israman Ironman Triathlon

A guest post by Danny Bent for Adventure 52. “SIGHT Jordan on the way out and Egypt on the way back.” I’m standing by the Red Sea on the 12km of Israeli coastline and I’m listening to the pre-swim briefing for […]

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How’s About That Then Guys & Gals?

JIMMY Savile isn’t the kind of person we’d normally associate with the outdoors…but then that’s the whole point of this latest video; to show that the Outdoor Capital has something for everyone. Sporting a tartan tracksuit, Jimmy is still as […]

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Astronaut Photo: Durrat Al Bahrain

AT the southern end of Bahrain Island this shapely complex of 14 artificial islands has risen out of the sea. They’ve been built for residential living and tourism. Called the Durrat Al Bahrain there are six atolls leading off five fish-shaped […]

world's largest swimming pool

World’s biggest swimming pool

January is the prime month for TV adverts for holidays. It’s a simple trick because they know those images of blue skies and warm beaches are enough to tempt us into booking an escape from the misery of the grey […]

polar bear plunge

Polar Bear Plunge

NOW that the BBC programme ‘Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice’ has aired we all have a greater understanding of how these creatures withstand an icy plunge into water. But how does the human body react? There haven’t been any […]

OSS guide to festive dipping

Find a festive swim

PLUNGING into cold water for a swim takes the hardest resolve. But this Christmas there are 21 sites across the country where we can swim outdoors and then warm up after with a rum or a mince pie. The Outdoor […]

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