Category Archives: OUTDOOR ADVENTURE

50 Parks to Visit in 50 U.S. States

The U.S. has always been at the forefront of creating public lands for its citizens and foreign visitors to explore. After all, the country was the first to designate a national park when Yellowstone was first created way back in 1872. Today, there are fantastic parks to explore in every state in the Union, and Popular Mechanics wants to help you discover the best ones.

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Dave Cornthwaite Completes Expedition Norway – 1240 Miles by Water Bike

British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite has wrapped up yet another leg in his Expedition 1000 project by completing a 1240 mile (1995 km) journey along the coast of Norway by water bike. The appropriately named Expedition Norway began nine weeks ago, and was completed just yesterday when Dave reached Bergen.

This expedition started in Kirkenes and followed an old shipping and ferry route that…

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Super-Sherpa Nabs Sixth 8000-Meter Summit of the Year with Autumn Climb of Nanga Parbat

Even though I already posted an update on the fall climbing season today, I thought this story was worth sharing on its own. It seems that Nepali mountain guide Mingma Gyalje Sherpa has had a year for the record books, as he has now recorded his sixth 8000-meter summit of the year after topping out on Nanga Parbat in Pakistan yesterday. This is his second summit of that mountain over…

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Video: Raw Footage of the Aftermath of the Yosemite Rockslide

Last week we shared the news of massive rockslides in Yosemite National Park, which have injured multiple climbers and left one person dead. Those slides continued into the weekend, with several more incidences occurring. Just how serious are these collapses on El Capitan? Check out the video below to get an idea. As you’ll see, the dust storm created in the valley is quite massive, and the…

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Video: Riding the Trans-Siberian Railway to Mongolia

The Trans-Siberian Railway runs for more than 9290 km (5772 miles) starting in Moscow and running to Vladivostock in the east. For more than a hundred years, it has been a mode of transportation across the wild and remote parts of Russia. In this video, we hop aboard the train for a quick three minute tour across 6275 km (3900 miles) of its length, stretching into Mongolia. Along the way, you’ll…

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Giant Rockslides in Yosemite Claim One Life, Change the Landscape in the Valley

Unusual news from Yosemite National Park, where two major rockslides have occurred in as many days. The two incidences have left visitors to the Yosemite Valley stunned, with one claiming the life of a climber, while the other has altered the face of El Capitan forever.

On Wednesday, Andrew Foster of Wales was hiking with his wife Lucy in the national park when the first of the two slides…

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Researchers Discover Lost City in Iraq Using Drones and Satellite Footage

A team of British researchers have made a stunning discovery in Iraq, where they have identified the remains of a lost city known as Qalatga Darband not far from the Kurdish capital of Erbil. That story in and of itself is pretty fascinating, but it is how they found the missing city that is just as interesting.

Working from declassified spy satellite footage from the 1960’s, the researchers…

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More Bad News on the Antarctic Glaciers

Yesterday I shared a story about a large iceberg breaking off from Antarctica as the Pine Island Glacier there continues to calve at an alarming rate. That story comes on the heels of the news this past summer that a chunk of ice the size of Delaware collapsed off the Larsen C Ice Shelf. Now, we get word that things in the Antarctic may be worse than we thought, as climate change begins to truly…

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Another Massive Iceberg Breaks Free From Antarctica

Researchers using satellite imagery to observe conditions in the Antarctic reported that another massive iceberg broke off from the frozen continent this past weekend. This lasted slab of ice is reportedly more than a 100 square miles (160 sq. km) in size, which makes it about four times the size of Manhattan.

Unlike the last giant iceberg that broke away from Antarctica back in July, this…

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British Explorer Completes Source-to-Sea Trek of Zambezi River

We’ve covered British adventurer Chaz Powell’s attempt to walk the length of the Zambezi River in Africa a couple of times on The Adventure Blog. First when he was still planning the expedition and again last year when he set out. Now, we have received word that the journey has come to an end, as Powell reached the Indian Ocean on September 19.

Dubbed The Wildest Journey, Powell began his walk…

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