Adventure 52

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Mountain Hardwear’s Absolute Zero Suit

Mountain Hardwear’s Absolute Zero Suit

DOWN suits are essential when you’re tackling high mountains. But for all the comfort and warmth they give, they’re also a complete pain to take on and off or to attend to calls of nature while wearing them. There’s much discussion on mountaineering forums about downsuits and which one is best – and there hasn’t…

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…

Kopaonik – The Resort Hosting Next Year’s Big Snow Festival

Kopaonik – The Resort Hosting Next Year’s Big Snow Festival

WE’RE struggling to pronounce the name of it too, but Kopaonik in Serbia has been chosen to host next year’s Big Snow Festival. Kopaonik (ko pow nik?) is blessed by great snow conditions all season long and has gentle greens to challenging reds and blacks. There’s also a freestyle snowpark and a flood lit piste for…

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,…

Zumba On Snow

Zumba On Snow

THOSE familiar with Zumba will also be familiar with the sweaty mess at the end of a session. But the Zumbarers here are possibly thankful for the lower temperatures in the indoor ski centre, Chill Factore, in Manchester. The first session took place in September and it’s already been said that the heavier clothes adds to…

If It’s Good Enough For Ray Mears…

If It’s Good Enough For Ray Mears…

ANYONE been bitten this week? You know the kind of bite we’re talking about. The one that has reaching for it in frustration shortly followed by the relief of giving the damn thing a good scratching. Which is why this Ultrathon Insect Repellant might be working its way into our daysacks. It was originally designed…

Lucky The Penguin Gets A Teva Shoe

Lucky The Penguin Gets A Teva Shoe

ADVENTURE-footwear company Teva has helped out a baby penguin with an impaired foot at the Santa Barbara Zoo. The penguin, named Lucky, is now able to walk, hop and swim like any other penguin thanks to a custom made trainer. At birth the penguin appeared normal and healthy but as he grew and began to…

Relentless: Latest Videos Explore The Concept

Relentless: Latest Videos Explore The Concept

NEVER, ever give up. This is a mantra commonly used, particularly by adventurers and explorers, but more often by every one of us. Often through our efforts to achieve, circumstances can change so much that we may not ever reach our goals. This isn’t giving up though; the game just changes. Which is why the…

Biker Films Himself Riding Off A 4000ft Cliff In Chile

Biker Films Himself Riding Off A 4000ft Cliff In Chile

AN EXPERIENCED base jumper has ridden his motorcycle off a 4,000 cliff in the Chilean Andes to “promote the country”. The stunt took the experienced base jumper, Julio Munoz, three years to plan and involved using a helicopter to get his motorbike, the ramp and team members to the top of the cliff. Check out…

Hot Wheels V-Drop Track Set Brought To Life

Hot Wheels V-Drop Track Set Brought To Life

THE Indy 500 celebrates its Centennial in a month’s time on the 29th May 2011. And what better way to draw the crowds than to watch a car speed down a 90 foot ramp connected to a re-creation of a bedroom door that’s 100 feet tall and then soar across the infield of the Indianapolis Motor…

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…

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