Fossett Halfway Home!

A few days ago I wrote about millionaire adventurer Steve Fossett, who is currently attempting to set a world record for the longest non-stop flight. Well today, Yahoo News provides us with an update. It seems that Fossett is halfway to his goal, having reached that mark over Japan late last night. He is now … Read more

Antarctica By Kayak

I’ve posted a few entries over the past few weeks regarding some arctic and Antarctic expeditions to cross the poles on foot. Here’s one about a team of Aussies who are exploring Antarctica via Kayak along the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. The three men will paddle for 40 days, and over 1000km, unsupported. The … Read more

Stone Age Tribe Kills Fishermen!

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s story about scientists discovering “The Lost World” comes todays interesting story. The Sydney Morning Herald is running an incredible story about two fishermen who were killed by an ancient tribe when their boat drifted ashore on a desert island. The Sentinelese are believed to be the last “pre-Neolithic tribe” … Read more

Insights On Everest

A couple of quick notes for anyone interested in climbing, especially the big alpine climbers. First up, has this article about a young man who is a mild mannered accountant who has become an accomplished mountain climber. Scott McNaughton will be attempting his most challenging climb to date in a few weeks however when … Read more

Get Certified for Primal Quest

Camp Xstream is offering a three day crash course in adventure racing to get you certified for the 2006 Primal Quest. The training camp will focus on all the skills you’ll need to compete in the expedition length race, including navigation, ropes skills, and water training. If you want to take part you’ll have to … Read more Rates The Top 100 ,an online database of North American outdoor routes, has released their annual list of Top 100 Trails. This excellent list has been compiled by analyzing over 10 million “votes” on the website over the past year. The site contains over 30,000 entries, making it a great one-stop resource for finding a trail near … Read more

The “Lost World” Is Found!

Wow! Every once in awhile a story comes along that boggles the mind, and inspires thoughts of adventure and exploration. This is one of those stories. In a nutshell, scientists and explorers have found a hidden area of New Guinea, previously untouched by man, that is the home to a dizzying array of new species, … Read more

Fossett Goes For Another World Record!

Outside Magazine has posted this article about Steve Fossett’s attempt to set a new world record for longest continues flight in aviation history. Fossett already holds 109 world records, but the millionaire isn’t content to stop there. The 26,120 mile flight is expected to take about 80 hours and will break the record set by … Read more

Thoughts on Grizzly Man

So, I finally had a chance to watch Grizzly Man over the weekend. You might recall that it’s the critically acclaimed documentary by Warner Herzog, that has gotten a lot of press over the past year or so. The film, which is nominated for an Oscar, tells the true story of Timothy Treadwell, the man … Read more