Adventure 52

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Rambling Romance, And The Art Of Falling In Love

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 Programmes and Promotions at the Ramblers. A romantic walk is one of the best ways…

Join Mencap on a desert ultra marathon in 2012

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 China next year. The races are self-sufficient and participants are expected to carry all food,…

Walk A Masterpiece Art Trail

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, two of which are available to visitors for overnight stays. The trail will be fully…

The First Climb Of The Year

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 club is a great way to get better and have friends around to show you…

Alberto Granado, Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Companion Passes Away

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 motorycle that was pissing oil before they even began their 5000km tour of South America….

Week 10 Now Online

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 other fashion companies use stick-thin models in their campaigns, La Senza has received praise throughout…

Week 9 Now Online

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 though is that we can still get out and about without resorting to petrol power…

Week 8 Now Online

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 natural surroundings become fitter and more active in the fresh air. Runs through the forests,…

Raise A Glass To Shackleton

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? Thankfully, mountaineer Stephen Venables is currently touring 17 venues throughout the UK with his retelling…

Week 7 now online

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 it. Fitness trainer Mark Anthony tells me this week that he’s seeing more and more…

61-year-old Brit will climb Everest this April

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, dedicated to improving later life. Simon, who has held roles at a senior level for…

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…

“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…

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