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Rude Road Trip

Rude Road Trip

AHH, there’s nothing quite like a road trip, but for the guys from the Inbetweeners, their 48-hour mission to drive to the rudest sounding streets in Britain comes to an end today. Actors Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison set off in the yellow Fiat, sporting a red nose for Comic Relief….

Are You a Super Slider Rider?

Are You a Super Slider Rider?

“JUST slip them on your boots. It’s easy to be a Super Slider Rider,” says the voiceover in this retro commercial. Sales of plastic sledges in the UK may have hit an all time high last year with the snowfall we experienced here but I bet you these plastic socks which you tie to your…

Week 3 Now Online

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 Contour’s video camera that records our geographical position with a small GPS receiver a first…

Week 3 online

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 also read all about what it takes to fly one. Week 3 also has: In…

“By eck lad, it were a wee bit parky up there”

“By eck lad, it were a wee bit parky up there”

ALTHOUGH the snow fell the night before, the first Rab Mini Mountain Marathon of the year took place on Sunday 9th January. It’s called a ‘mini’ version as the run lasts three hours over one day instead of the biggie which takes place for 11 hours over two days. In all there were 23 checkpoints to…

14-year-old Jordan Romero has sights on Mount Vinson

14-year-old Jordan Romero has sights on Mount Vinson

At just 13 years old, Jordan Romero climbed Mount Everest. Now, 14, he plans to become the youngest person to climb the seven summits and the final mountain on his list is Mount Vinson, the highest in Antarctica. He’s heading out there as we speak. Here’s what he’s achieved so far: 10 years old –…

Week 2 now online

Week 2 now online

LOG IN with your username and password then click on the ‘READ A52‘ tab to see the Week 2 issue of Adventure 52! Inside this week’s issue we have: Adventure motorcycling action from The Dakar Rally. Amazing shots of skiers jumping over log cabins in the Hut Rally at St Anton. For pilots, we have…

“Opps”

“Opps”

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 about Aron who in 2003, spent five days trapped with his arm crushed by a…

Kicking up the dust: Stage 3 of the Dakar Rally

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 is in the lead with the reigning Dakar champions Marc Coma and Cyril Despres. Despres…

The Torchlight Dinner

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 when everone else has gone home is exciting in itself, then you step into the Whitehorn…

Take part in Mudrunner Icebreaker

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 place at Eastnor Castle (postcode HR8 1EP) near Worcester, Mudrunner:Icebreaker is a fun, challenging duathlon with…

Bruce Parry’s ‘Arctic’ airs tonight

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 out the communities that live in the Artic and ventures to Siberia and Greenland to…

40,000 have skied Scotland already

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 that as many as 40,000 people have skied or snowboarded there already this year. Demand…

Lara’s new look

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 a massive step towards making her look less like a computer game character and more…

The Shortest Day

The Shortest Day

Today marks the Winter Solstice or the day at which good old planet Earth is tilted the farthest away from the Sun. It means that we’re well and truly at the start of winter, but all hope is not lost as it also means sunset will now get later each day and the sun will…

Who wins? MotorBike or MountainBike

Who wins? MotorBike or MountainBike

There’s some competitive banter as downhill mountain bike champ Gee Atherton drives up to Scotland in a grey transit van with the world enduro champ David Knight sat next to him. As they drive, they don’t hold back on fighting their corner for their respective sports. In the back of the van are Gee’s mountain…

What? I can ski in Morocco?

What? I can ski in Morocco?

There are donkeys which drag you up the ski slopes in the resort of Oukaimeden in the Atlas mountains. There are also chairlifts now, seven of them, as can be seen in the charming hand-drawn piste map above. One of these lifts takes advanced skiers up to the 3,200m peak of Jebel Attar where you will…

Great map view of the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge

Great map view of the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge

Fifty teams are currently halfway through the Abu Dhabi Adventure Challenge adventure race in the UAE and there’s a great map website where we can keep tabs on who’s where. It’s a multi-sport adventure race with four people per team and yesterday they completed a gruelling Desert orienteering section over 121 kms. The teams will…

Sign up for Snow Alerts

Sign up for Snow Alerts

It dumped it down with snow in Scotland last year. And it’s looking every bit as likely that the conditions this year will have us loading up the car, booking an easyJet flight or taking the train north. I might be tempting fate here but we may be at a point where it’s no longer…

Jet Man loops

Jet Man loops

Yves Rossy has just done what every pilot loves to do in their plane but with a jet pack

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