Antarctica 2018: It’s All Down Hill for Rudd and O’Brady

The two skiers attempting solo, unsupported crossings of Antarctica continue to make slow but steady progress towards their goal. After visiting the South Pole last week, both American Colin O’Brady and Brit Lou Rudd have now turned the corner and are skiing back to the coast with the ultimate goal of reaching the Ross Ice … Read more

Eco-Challenge Location and Dates Revealed, Team Registration Opens

If you’re a fan of adventure racing then you can’t help but be excited about the return of Eco-Challenge in 2019. The venerable race was the first point of entry into the sport for many of us, giving a glimpse of an event that was legendarily difficult and took place in locations that were remote, … Read more

Fedor Konyukhov has Begun His Attempt to Row Around the Southern Hemisphere

If you follow the outdoor adventure and exploration scene closely the name Fedor Konyukhov is almost certainly one you’ve heard before. The Russian adventurer has pulled off some of the most amazing expeditions of the latter half of the 20th century and the start of the 21st century by doing such things as circumnavigating the … Read more

Antarctica 2018: Larsen Abandons Attempt at Speed Record Bid

The 2018-2019 Antarctic expedition season continues to unfold at the bottom the world, with unusually warm temperatures causing all kinds of challenges. It is those warm temps that are causing the snow to be soft and the whiteouts to occur, making this one of the most challenging seasons in recent memory for everyone involved. So … Read more

Round-the-World Sailing Racer Rescued After Massive Storm Breaks Mast

It has been a harrowing week for round-the-world sailor Susie Goodall. The 29-year old woman was taking part in the 2018 Golden Globe Race when a massive storm hit her position in the Southern Ocean, leaving her boat in tatters and its captain stranded in one of the harshest and most unforgiving environments on the … Read more

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Flies to the Edge of Space

I’ve been writing about Virgin Galactic on a semi-regular basis for more than ten years, posting my first story on this blog back in July of 2008. Since then, the company has seen its share of highs and lows, with spectacular displays of technology intermixed with tragedy and disaster. But today, all of the years … Read more

British Adventurer to Hike the Length of the Gambia River

It seems British adventurer Chaz Powell enjoys making long distance hikes along the paths of long rivers. In 2017, he completed a trek that took him 1600 miles (2575 km) down the Zambezi River, ending at the Indian Ocean. Now, he’s gearing up for another lengthy expedition, this time following the Gambia River instead. ExWeb … Read more