Ben Lecomte Completes 300 Mile Swim Through Great Pacific Garbage Patch

We’ve followed the exploits of endurance swimmer Ben Lecomte for some time here on The Adventure Blog. Last year, we cheered him on as attempted to swim across the Pacific Ocean, an endeavor that was ultimately thwarted by massive storms, difficulties with his support ship, and a grueling schedule. This past June, we also covered … Read more

Ben Lecomte Resumes Pacific Ocean Swim, Will Pass Through Garbage Vortex

Long distance swimmer Ben Lecompte has returned to the cold, difficult, and unforgiving waters of the Pacific Ocean. You may recall, that last year Lecomte was hoping to become the first person to swim across the Pacific, but faced a number of unexpected challenges while undertaking that endeavor. The French endurance athlete faced plenty of … Read more

Video: One Breath Around The World

I wasn’t sure what to expect when my friend Louis-Philippe Loncke shared this video with me via Facebook. I went into it pretty much completely blind, trusting his instincts in these matters. I’d recommend that you do the same, although I will tell you that this incredibly beautiful clip features free diver Guillaume Néry as … Read more

Long-Distance Swimmer Ben Lecomte Suspends Attempt to Cross Pacific Ocean

Since last June we’ve been keeping a close eye on the progress of long-distance swimmer Ben Lacomte as he attempts to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean. That undertaking has not been an easy one as the Frenchman has had to deal with a number of unexpected challenges ranging from poor … Read more

The Adventure Podcast Episode 40: The Best Gear of Winter Outdoor Retailer 2018

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If you like outdoor gear then you’re going to love this week’s Adventure Podcast. My co-host Dave Adlard and I are back from Denver, Colorado where we attended the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market and saw lots and lots of new products that will be heading our way in the near future. With so many … Read more

Endurance Athletes Becomes First to Swim Completely Around Great Britain

This past weekend a British endurance athlete completed his attempt to swim completely around his home country. The journey, which covered more than 1790 miles (2880 km) took 157 days to complete, as triathlete, strongman, and all-around inspiration Ross Edgley wrote his name in the record book by becoming the first person to circumnavigate Great … Read more

Ben Lecomte is 1000 Miles Into His Pacific Ocean Swim

Way back in June we reported on the start of long distance swimmer Ben Lecomte’s attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean. Later, we followed up that story with an update on his progress and the news that he was encountering far more trash and plastic debris than expected. Now, we have further news on … Read more

Trash is a Common Sight on Ben Lecomte’s Pacific Ocean Swim

When Ben Lecomte set out on his attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean last month he knew he’d be facing some big challenges. Swimming in an ocean brings dangerous currents, encounters with sea creatures, plenty of big waves to battle through. But what Lecomte didn’t anticipate was how much trash he would have to … Read more