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

Russian Adventurer Preparing to Row Around the World Via the Southern Ocean

Russian adventurer Fedor Konyukhov is preparing to set out on his latest expedition and it may just be his toughest yet. The 66 year old explorer is currently in New Zealand where he is about to embark on an attempt to row around the Southern Ocean, a feat that has not been accomplished before and … Read more

Stranded Australian Climber Raises Questions About Who Pays Rescue Bill in New Zealand

Last week, an Australian climber by the name of Terry Harch had to be rescued from a mountain in New Zealand. Harch had apparently set out to summit the 3033 meter (9950 ft) Mt. Aspiring by himself on what he thought would be a quick and light ascent. But poor weather moved in, bringing 60 km/h (37 … Read more

Video: The Nevis Catapult is the Latest Adrenaline-Fueled Adventure in New Zealand

It’s no secret that New Zealand has invented more than its fair share of adventure sports and extreme activities. It is the country that gave us bungee jumping after all. Now, the crew at AJ Hackett Bungy have created an all new thrill ride in the form of the Nevis Catapult –– an experience that … Read more

Video: A Packrafting Adventure Across New Zealand

New Zealand never ceases to be a source of inspiration for adventure, as you’ll see in this video. It features filmmaker, writer, and adventurer Hank Leukart as he sets out to trek across the country on foot and using a packraft. As you’ll see in the clip, like many of us, Hank got his inspiration … Read more

Kiwi Adventurer Rowing Home Across “Roaring 40’s” Between Australia and New Zealand

We’ve followed the adventures of Grant “Axe” Rawlinson here on this blog for some time. He has summited Everest and other peaks, rode his bike over great distances, and rowed his boat over open seas. Now, he’s embarking on the final stage of his Rowing From Home to Home expedition, approaching New Zealand through one … Read more

Video: New Zealand Ascending

Travel to New Zealand’s South Island in this amazing video which captures the landscapes and lighting of that destination in all of its glory. Along the way we travel across the country’s highland, through the rainforest, and up into the Southern Alps where the scenery just gets more and more breathtaking as we go along. … Read more

Video: Aotearoa – The Land of the Long White Cloud (aka New Zealand)

Aotearoa is the Maori name for New Zealand and it translates to “the land with the long white cloud.” We know that the country is also a place of spectacular landscapes and countless opportunities for adventure as well and in this video we get a chance to experience both as we travel across the land … Read more

Volvo Ocean Race Begins Stage 7, Heading Back to the Southern Ocean

The seventh stage of the Volvo Ocean Race got underway yesterday in New Zealand, with all of the teams setting out on what promises to be another tough and demanding stage. This time, the ships will need to cover 7600 nautical miles (8745 miles/14,075 km) as they race from Aukland to Itajaí, Brazil. The route … Read more