Solo-Sailor Completes Figure-8 Voyage Round Antarctica, North and South America

A few weeks back I posted the story of Randall Reeves, a solo-sailor who had set out on a unique adventure that would see him sail around North and South America, as well as Antarctica. At the time, Reeves had just completed his navigation of the Northwest Passage and he was sailing south along the … Read more

Sailor Close to Finishing Figure-8 Voyage Round Antarctica, North and South America

As epic sailing adventures go, the one that American Randall Reeves is closing in on finishing is amongst the most challenging in recent memory. The Oakland, California resident is nearing the finish line on what he calls the Figure-8 Voyage, which has seen him not just circumnavigate Antarctica, but North and South America too. Reeves … Read more

Ultrarunner Nears the End of 24,000 km Journey Across the Americas

A Chinese ultrarunner named Bai Bin is nearing the end of an epic undertaking that has seen him run the length of North and South America, covering more than 24,000 km (14,912 miles) in the process. He is expected to reach the finish line in Tuktoyaktuk in northern Canada today, completing a journey that has … Read more

Freya Hoffmeister is Paddling 30,000 Miles Around North America

I’m not really sure how this one slipped past my radar. I’ve been a big fan of Freya Hoffmeister for a long time now and have followed her kayaking journeys around Australia and South America. Yes, she has paddled around entire continents, sometimes spending months and years to complete those projects. But yesterday, while catching … Read more

North American Glaciers are Melting Faster Too

Remember last week when we shared the news that Antarctic ice was melting six times faster than previously recorded? Well, it turns out that isn’t the only continent that has seen climate change impact its glaciers dramatically. A new report from scholarly journal Geophysical Research Letters indicates that in North America the glaciers are in full … Read more

American Rower Sets New Speed Record for Atlantic Ocean Crossing

An American school science teacher found something productive and adventurous to do this year during his summer break. Rather than staying home and relaxing during this three-month  sabbatical, 37-year old Bryce Carlson decided to row across the Atlantic Ocean. And now that he has wrapped up that endeavor, he has managed to do so in … Read more

Trekker Completes Epic Journey From Patagonia to Alaska

Here’s a story that I missed while I was off in Africa a couple of weeks back. In November of last year, I shared the tale of long-distance hiker Holly Harrison –– aka “Cargo” to his friend. Harrison was in the middle of an epic walk that had started in Ushuaia, Argentina at the very … Read more

The Volvo Ocean Race Arrives in North America

The ships taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race have completed another leg of their round-the-world journey, this time arriving in North America for their stopover in Newport, Rhode Island. The teams have been arriving there throughout the week and are now preparing for in-port races and a host of festivities as they prepare for … Read more

This Hiker is Trekking From Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay, in Alaska

An American long-distance hiker by the name of Holly Harrison has just reached a major milestone in his attempt to trek all the way from Ushuaia, Argentina to Prudhoe Bay in Alaska. That is a distance of more than 15,000 miles (24,140 km), roughly following the same route of the Pan-America Highway. Outside magazine has … Read more

Primal Quest and GODZone Adventure Races Join Forces

Big news from the world of adventure racing today as the Primal Quest and GODZone races announce a partnership to help strengthen the brand of both events. In a press release announcing the news it was revealed that New Zealand’s 100% Pure Racing – the organizers of GODZone – will take a full-partnership role in … Read more