What Was Your Best Adventure of 2010?

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Just who are the 2010 Adventurers of the Year? Click here to find out.

We just announced the 2010 Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. Their feats are truly inspring—sailing across the Pacific in a plastic-bottle boat, trekking the Amazon from source to sea, tracking the world's most mysterious animal migrations, and more. And for the second time, you can vote for the People's Choice Adventurer of Year.

Sky-dive-300 But we know that you have had a banner year of adventure, too—one where you completed a hard-won adventure goal, experienced an amazing destination, or helped give back to your local community in an adventurous way. Or maybe you just had a crazy adrenaline rush jumping from an airplane, like this guy—and have the photo to prove it.

Tell us about your best adventure of 2010 in the comments area below. We want to know where you went, what adventurous thing you did, and why it tops your list as the best adventure of the year.

What's more, selected posts will be featured on this blog. We will email you directly to get more details and photos. We can't wait to read your stories!

Inset photograph by Ian Hemmingway, My Shot

 

Comments

  1. Tim Miller
    December 8, 2010, 10:52 am

    Just finished a year long deployment to Afghanistan, which included 50 air assaults including one where the weather turned into a crazy dust storm, which canceled all the air that day. The problem was we were 30km from our outpost in enemy territory. With heavy weapons, 72hr packs, and body armor, we maneuvered back. The enemy tried to track us but we took a concealed route until dark and finished the second half of the 9hr movement in the dark utilizing night vision in some of the craziest terrain i’ve ever experienced.

  2. Mary Anne Potts
    December 8, 2010, 12:18 pm

    Wow. That’s an INCREDIBLE adventure. Thanks so much for your service–and for sharing.

  3. Australian visa
    December 8, 2010, 10:59 pm

    I didn’t have much of an adventure this year. But I do have tons of little stories that I gathered on my overseas trips which would be quite interesting.

  4. Julie G.
    December 9, 2010, 10:01 am

    I attempted to hike Utah’s highest peak,Kings Peak is 13,528 ft. I’m a mom to young kids and my husband is an entrepreneur and works tons so I rarely get away.This was the first time I had been backpacking in 6 years. We didn’t summit because of approaching afternoon thunderstorms. I’m glad I tried and will try again when life permits.

  5. Angela Madsen
    December 9, 2010, 4:22 pm

    2010 I circumnavigated Great Britain non stop and unsupported. I am a parapeligic
    hopefully will complete 2 projects in 2011
    Rowoflife Update:
    The Book: edit will be completed on my book and ready to publish 1st of year. My editor has pitched my story and there is interest from Hallmark and Life Time Television for a movie rather than documentary. I also have a documentary film maker for Atlantic 2007. I may have an interested documentary film maker for my upcoming solo row.
    Next project: I am going row a small solo ocean rowing boat by myself with no support boat unassisted from California to Hawaii. I am hiring a professional project manager, Tony Humphrey to facilitate the purchase, shipping and outfitting of a solo rowing boat as well as assisting with fundraising and providing 24/7 land support and weather during my crossing. I wish to start this rowing expedition 1st ever paraplegic solo rowing adventure Memorial Day weekend from Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach and will be rowing 2,551 miles to USS Arizona Memorial, Honolulu Hawaii for The Wounded Warrior Program and as a tribute to Veterans and Service Men and Women who have lost their lives or like myself, who are injured in the Line of Duty.
    My project manager can have boat ready to go for a price so to go in 2011 as I want too I will have to have him onboard to do this work when I am out rowing on this current project. I will have a budget of $150,000-200,000 USD. I was planning my solo when this crew approached me and asked me to skipper, they clearly needed help so I agreed to go with their project. This means that while working to ensure success of their project I have again sacrificed my own. Now I have decided that rather than postpone my project that I can try to do both by enlisting the help of more people. I don’t have a lot of time to go out and find a sponsor so if through networking someone can find someone out there who would like to sponsor a paraplegic to row across an ocean then I would be eternally grateful. I do have a fantastic story well worth it to many who would otherwise not even know I existed. On my first crossing I could not find sponsors because no one believed a paraplegic could do it. Now all anyone has to do is check my resume of rowing achievements on ROWOFLIFE.COM
    Current project: I will complete this Atlantic crossing project for Roc Expeditions mid February and fully intend to be ready to go to Hawaii three months later for my solo Trans Pacific Rowing expedition. If I enlist more help through social networking that will increase my chances or odds of finding sponsors. Do you know of anyone who would be interested in sponsoring my rowing expedition? I can’t wait for book publishing to make this solo row happen, I need cash now. Contributors of over $100.00 will receive signed copy of book when published and will be able to enjoy the satisfaction not only helping me achieve my dream but also in raising money for our Veterans.
    To support Angela’s individual fund raising Donate- Paypal on website Rowoflife.com or send check to The California Adaptive Rowing Program, 3350 E. Seventh St., # 231 Long Beach, Calif. 90804. Donations should include the words “PARA SOLO” in the memo box of the check.
    Rowoflife Project Manager, Debbie Moeller debmole@sbcglobal.net (661)363-3864 Blogging http://www.debmole.blogspot.com
    Thanks
    Angela Madsen
    (562) 505-4157
    Solo ocean rowing boat: I know with some new awesome sponsor logos and some paint she will be absolutely stunning!

  6. Jacquie Whitt
    December 9, 2010, 6:52 pm

    Somebody has to do it. Take the kids abroad. So I gathered up 10 mothers & girls and took them on an “adventure of sorts” to Ecuador.
    I promised it wouldn’t hurt. They were reluctant. After all, I did attempt to summit Cotopaxi Volcano, over 19,000 ft, at 53 years old. We’ll save that story for another time.
    I felt a little like Juliette Gordon Low, (the founder of the Girl Scouts.) “Follow me, girls, I decreed, when I approached Hilary Clinton’s detachment of suited agents & asked if they could arrange a meeting for us during her visit to the Presidential Palace in Quito.
    “Follow me, girls” I yelled at 4 am as we traipsed into the dark jungle in search of a birdwatching post where we would hopefully see the Andean Cock of the Rock. Sure enough, patches of red appeared in the dense foliage.
    “Follow me, girls” I bellowed from the isolated cable car as we crossed the canyon to hike down (then up, then down) to an equally isolated waterfall. Sure enough, we were dangling our tootsies in frigid waters in no time, but reluctant to submerge completely.
    “Follow me, girls,” I whispered as we tread across the frozen tundra-like landscape of Antisana Volcano, with cameras perched on our frosty fingers as we squinted to get a glimpse of the Ibis & Condors in their native environments.
    “Stay put, girls” I yelled from across the Atlanta airport as I attempted to help a foreign woman run through the airport to her connecting flight, with a very heavy bag.
    “Come with me, girls” I said as we marched back to the customer service desk with our new foreign friend who needed to get a new ticket because she missed her flight.
    Come to think of it, our trip to Ecuador was an adventure after all.

  7. Beto Solalinde
    December 9, 2010, 11:01 pm

    Im a “Road Tripear”, so Im always in an adventure, I’ve been traveling
    across Mexico in a heavy way all this year, different places, different activities, climbing, traveling, diving, riding horses, .. places like
    cuatrocienegas, real de catorce, guanajuato, leon, san luis potosi, rio verde, irapuato and many more.. And I making some kind of documentals about all this road trips because i like to film all this places and all the cool stuff I do in this places, this december I’ll continue my journey going to find places full of snow , deserts, mountains, alone or with anyone who want to join me in my car.

  8. catharine nel
    December 10, 2010, 3:14 am

    Please have a look at
    africa-bike-adventure.com
    This man should be up there with your adventurers for 2010

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    December 10, 2010, 12:20 pm

    This was the first time I had been backpacking in 6 years. We didn’t summit because of approaching afternoon thunderstorms. I’m glad I tried and will try again when life permits.

  10. mark rose
    December 10, 2010, 3:31 pm

    After years of dreaming about being involved in more adventurous activities but doing nothing about it, one day at the beginning of the year I decided out of the blue to book myself onto a solo skydive course (AFF). A week later I took the leap of faith after 6 hours of ground training and completed my first solo skydive assisted with two instructors. Words could never describe how this felt but to give you an idea it was the most terrifying, exhilarating, emotionally rewarding experience I have ever felt, compacted into an intense few minutes with the feeling of joy lasting for weeks after.
    I was immediately hooked with this injection of euphoria and the feeling of pure freedom that skydiving gave me and went onto to completing 18 jumps and gaining my solo licence. A year on I haven’t looked back (till writing this) surrounded by like minded people I have 100 jumps under my belt and my next licence rating. Its the feeling of achievement I set out to share on here and how rewarding and life changing it was, putting myself in this extremely intense environment were I was in control of my own survival opened a new level of mind focus and then I was also rewarded with endorphins, a sense of achievement and the feeling of if I can do this… I can do anything!
    It’s this feeling that made me finally book that solo backpacking trip to New Zealand and I set off a few months later to fulfil even more of my dreams in this amazing country. This was turning out to be an been an amazing year for me, not only did I achieve my dreams of getting my skydivers licence, backpacking round New Zealand and doing a bungy jump I also rode dirt bikes in the mountains, skydived over them, went white water rafting and climbed an ice glacier not to mention all the amazing people I met and shared these experiences with and this all came from plucking up the courage for one skydive on a freezing cold weekend in blighty. Take that leap whatever your skydive is, it opens exciting doors.
    “Everyone dies, but not everyone lives!” …that’s not my saying but I like it. =)

  11. shabnam
    December 12, 2010, 2:22 am

    lucky!!!!! life is so enjoyable 4 them!!

  12. Jennifer Pate
    December 12, 2010, 6:20 am

    This past summer I undertook an adventure of a lifetime. Along with 9 other participants, I climbed Mount Roraima, Venezuela to film a natural history and conservation documentary about this magnificent place.
    While there we managed to visit largely unexplored caves (the largest known in South America), be the first to film lizards which exist no where else on the planet, stand (albeit uncomfortably!) in three countries at once and also create life-long friends.
    Footage from our documentary will be shown at 8pm on Tuesday 14th December on BBC2’s show Decade of Discovery, with an interview of our expedition leader Stewart McPherson.
    I never dreamed that I would ever be lucky enough to take part in a trip like this. But through fundraising £2,500 for Ndoro Children’s Charities, Ibex Earth, the organisation which planned and implemented this ‘LOST WORLD PROJECT’ (http://www.ibexearth.com/projects/lost-world.html) made my dream a reality.
    Thanks for reading, and please look out for our documentary, to be premièred at the Royal Geographical Society in June 2011.
    Jen

  13. Brit Freeman
    December 12, 2010, 11:03 pm

    Last year my husband and a team of diverse adventurers embarked on an incredible journey across the SAHARA DESERT in kite buggies powered only by the wind in sky and passion in their hearts for a noble cause. The aim was to cross the Sahara Desert by wind power alone, in order to raise awareness and support for the SHE Rescue Home in Cambodia, which is an organization that rescues young girls out of the sex traffiking trade and rehabilitates them to be fully restored young women. The amazing men that accomplished this journey consisted of two teams, 2 Aussies Geoff & Garth(my husband), 2 Kiwis Craig & Steve, and their support crew of 10 other men. This amazing race saw them battling the harshest of elements, bitter cold nights, blistering hot days and mosquitoes being inhaled every 5 seconds. Along with the fear of travelling over top of an aged landmine from previous wartime, or being raided by local theives, it was a feat miraculously performed by these men, all in the named of saving young girls lives.
    They deserve the highest honour, for putting their lives at risk for over a month and a half for a cause worth fighting for.

  14. Jenny Kalmbach
    December 14, 2010, 12:41 am

    In April 2010, Morgan Hoesterey and I set out to paddle across all the channels in Hawaii on our standup paddleboards. Teaming up with Algalita Marine Research Foundation, we hoped to highlight the severe impact of plastic contamination in our ocean and on marine life. We left the Big Island on April 7th and finished one month later off the coast of Niihau. Over the course of a month we paddled across 7 channels, explored the islands and found ourselves hiking through valleys, across beaches and under waterfalls. We picked up plastic debris along the shore, paddled with humpback whales, false killer whales, dolphins and a hammerhead shark. We swam with a monk seal, turtles and a baby galapagos shark. We paddled next to the tallest sea cliffs in the world, over barrier reefs, in high seas and heavy winds. Our paddles ranged from 14 to 82 miles. The longest crossing took just over 16 hours to complete, 11 of which were spent paddling at night.
    It was an adventure of a lifetime and left us with memories we will never forget, like lying on our backs in the middle of the night, somewhere in the Kauai channel, surrounded by stars.
    http://www.destination3.com

  15. Ajay Reddy
    December 14, 2010, 2:58 am

    Over a period of one month, a friend and I explored the North East of India. A region usually considered remote and often times, dangerous. Tourism has picked up only recently here, after a long period of insurgency and political turmoil. That may be a blessing in disguise however, as most places are untouched by touristy commercialism.
    Our trip was not just about visiting the touristy destinations; our plan was to do the trip on a very tight budget. Our target was to spend no more than Rs. 150 ($3) per day – a ridiculously low amount in these days. If we had to achieve this target, we would have to get ingenious – we would have to hitch rides and get the cheapest possible accommodation and food. Hitching rides is something our few friends in the north east had never seen. Also, with things the way these days are in that region (insurgency, extremism), it is considered extremely unsafe to pick up a stranger along the road. We had no idea where we would stay or what we would eat though. It was a challenge unlike any other.
    In the one month we were traveling in the north east, we have lived in homes big and small; ridden trucks, buses and every other kind of surface transport; eaten simple and rich food; faced danger at times and were treated royally at other times. We never knew what the next day would bring but we learned to adapt quickly and coped with surprises.
    Our final expense figure of Rs. 221 per day may have been higher than what we had our target expense and we may not have hitchhiked all the way as we aimed to but we achieved much more – exposing the better side of the North East to the world and proving that budget (shoestring in fact) and adventure travel in India is possible. And that is what made our trip successful.

  16. Joost Notenboom
    December 14, 2010, 9:19 am

    In 2010 me and my buddy Michiel started out on our 30.000 kilometer / 18-month long bike ride, on bamboo bicycles, from the northern tip of Alaska to the southernmost point of Argentina at Ushuaia. We are doing this to raise awareness on the global water crisis which is leaving over 1 billion people worldwide without access to clean and safe water resources.
    We are now 5 months and 7.700 kilometers in and cycling through mainland Mexico… the adventure will continue well into 2011 as we hope to make it to Ushuaia (and then Antarctica just before Christmas).
    Check us out at http://www.cycleforwater.com
    Cheers,
    Joost Notenboom
    http://www.cycleforwater.com

  17. Mark Cooper
    December 14, 2010, 11:13 am

    This year I ran 50 marathons in 56 days from Amsterdam to Barcelona in memory of my Mum raising over £33,000 for a local charity which helped my family when she passed away. More planned for 2011! 🙂 Thanks for letting us post our own achievements on here!

  18. Stephen Long
    December 14, 2010, 1:11 pm

    Human beings dream of flight, it seems like its almost in our nature. I realised after many years of dabbling in adventure activities like abseiling, bungy, scuba diving, that all of these were just different facets of my desire for a feeling of weightlessness, of flight.
    So last year I decided I wanted to fly for real and so I set about making a plan. The beauty of the internet is it allows normal people the opportunity to logistically plan and execute their own adventures. All it takes is an idea, and the passion to follow it through. So I trawled forums and sites about freeflight, dreaming of soaring the skies. I finally decided that Paragliding was the one for me, no engine, no huge rigging, just a backpack, a mountain and the wind. So I travelled to Sopot, Bulgaria, to the Balkan mountains and found my dream of flight become a reality. After just a few weeks intensive training with the Skynomad school I was qualified as a paragliding pilot (this can take months or longer at home due to the soggy Irish conditions I live in)
    My adventure was returning just two months later and completing my first solo 20km cross country flight above some of the most stunning terrain I have ever seen. Rolling grassland, mountaintop plateaus with wild horses, rugged peaks and gorges, all seen from above at an elevation that makes you feel quite small and insignificant. Now in terms of paragliding this distance is not far at all. The world distance record being 500km+. But for a guy who was only dreaming a few months before this was the first step in a lifelong adventure that is freeflight. I respect anyone who has the drive take a dream and make it a reality, that’s the essence of what adventure is…
    For anyone interested in paragliding flight check out: http://www.paraglidingforum.com as a great source of info…. For Sopot,Bulgaria school: http://www.skynomad.com

  19. Sophie
    December 14, 2010, 9:01 pm

    My best adventure of 2010 was going to Sary Khorsorski Nature Reserve in Tajikistan. It is just so difficult to get to and the logistics has in the past always fallen through. We didn’t have long there but it lived up to expectations. We had to drive down a huge river bed for about 6 hours, doing over 20 river crossings and bottoming out the 4×4’s. We saw giant porcupine, huge wild boar and caught a wind scorpion. We stayed with tribal elders and went wildlife watching with the hunters and had a close encounter with a bear, we experimented with white water rafting and knew we were some of the first foreigners to get to explore the area. It’s not in the guidebooks and it’s on very few maps and it gives me a small thrill to know that I’ve been absorbing a place the outside world doesn’t know about.

  20. Ryan
    December 15, 2010, 7:33 am

    While nothing completely incredible this year, I managed to squeeze in a beautiful scuba dive between the continents in Iceland’s Silfra crack. A bit chilly at 2C and nearly 100M visibility. It was breathtaking.

  21. Don Baldwin
    December 16, 2010, 6:11 pm

    I’m a computer programmer and my favorite hobby right now is riding my Triumph motorcycle up from the Seattle area into Western Canada.
    Last year, the bike and I were hit by falling rocks North of Nelson and the bike totaled, so a planned park tour was cut short.
    This year, I replaced the Triumph with another Speed Triple and made a 1500 mile, 5 day ride that passed through 3 national parks and in or by 2 provincial parks. As always, even in contrast to the magnificent Icefields Parkway, the fantastic people that I met were the highlight of my trip.

  22. Nicole
    December 16, 2010, 6:52 pm

    I survived my first Alaskan winter! in 2010 I lived in an isolated bush village in Alaska (fly-in only). My husband and I went ice fishing, hiking, camping and explored the Alaskan wilderness. It was one hell of a ride!

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  24. Mark Gleason Ph.D.
    December 17, 2010, 9:49 am

    I was able to explore eight shipwrecks in the Great lakes this summer as part of three different expeditions which brings my total to around thirty so far. One wreck had not been explore before since it had just been located in the last year. It was at 250 feet down in lake michigan. We conducted our dives with ROVs-remotely operate vehicles. We filmed the sites and supported divers. Several groups including NOAA were part of these explorations.

  25. International calls from mobile
    December 19, 2010, 10:52 pm

    Interesting post such like this is truly fun, interesting and entertaining to read. Almost everyone who reads this post would surely leave their comments and story behind their adventure. Of course, it’s quite fun to share such experiences too. And this year is the most exciting year I ever had. I had spent my last quarter roaming in Japan and other parts of Asia, visiting the most loved anime and manga prodigy. It’s quite fun and relaxing as I met lots of different races and got along with their eccentric culture and tasteful cuisine.

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  27. David Saunders
    January 6, 2011, 9:31 am

    For the last couple of years, I have been going to St Pete, Florida to learn more and more about sailing. This year a friend and I took out a 41 foot sailboat and sailed it from St Petersburg, Florida to Sarasota.
    My end goal is to solo a 40+ sailboat from St Pete, Florida to Key West, Fl and back again. Because to me it would be a really cool thing to do. And its for me!
    And all the way shoot wonderful images, while I am diving, and sailing!

  28. Nancy Cutinha
    January 6, 2011, 12:45 pm

    In August 2010 I summitted Kilimanjaro in 6 days via the Machame route with my whole family including two sons aged 15 and 9 years (My son Callum is the youngest person in the world to have climbed Kilimanjaro in 6 days using the Machame route).
    I also came face to face with three silverback gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes of Rwanda this year.
    So for me, 2010 has been a year of great achievements and great goals not only for me but my family too!

  29. Sarah Edgehill
    January 10, 2011, 3:09 pm

    My most amazing journey was in Hintermoos in Austria.
    I spent a week with a Tibetan Lama sitting in one place learning techniques of journeying inside.
    I have travelled all over the world through many countries, but this journey took me beyond space and time.
    It can be as terrifying and exciting as river rafting in the Himalayas or walking over avalanches and being stuck in the ocean with no wind.
    And it is as beautiful as watching the sunrise at Ghorepani or drinking chai on the Ganga when Varanasi wakes up.
    I met many wonderful people and want to accentuate the total awe of this amazing journey where we can all travel so far without taking a single step!!!
    A highly reccomendable experience which requires only willpower and increases also massively our environ mental and global awareness for our precious life on our beautiful planet!

  30. Jorge Arellano
    January 11, 2011, 6:45 pm

    In 2010 I took a rock climbing training course, trekked around some areas of the Sierra Gorda in Queretaro, Mexico. Did my first tandem skydive jump in July in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico and in September I flew in an ultralight in San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato, Mexico. So much to do, so short is life. Many things to do this year too. Don´t dream only, get off the couch and do it!!!

  31. shannon Galpin
    January 14, 2011, 3:24 pm

    In October, I rode across Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, a country where women are no longer allowed to ride bikes, in an effort to break barriers in a region where I am working to educate, train, and create jobs for women and children. It was also an effort to showcase the beauty of the region in an effort to break the stereotypes that plague this region that has endured nearly 40 years of conflict. The beauty, the people, and the possibilities that are here need to be shared!

  32. UpSki
    January 15, 2011, 9:45 am

    A back country wind powered adventure and snow study exercise on the US Continental Divide in Colorado. Paul Cuthbertson and Ryan Smith were towed by an UpSkI, a wind powered sail, above 12,000 feet to dig pits and study the snow while Phil Huff and Kevin Passmore used the wind to ski up a thousand feet higher. These photos tell the story. http://picasaweb.google.com/philip.huff/WindMountaineering?feat=directlink

  33. Louis-Philippe Loncke
    January 15, 2011, 4:29 pm

    To prepare a world first attempt to cross Iceland during the winter (not resupplied, not helped by any human) & in the darkness, I did the first unresupplied & not aided crossing of the island during July 2010.
    This was already a world first between the 2 extreme latitudes (from top North to top South).
    If you want to follow the winter attempt(s) including the design of a new polar sledge/pulka. You can follow: http://iceland-trek.blogspot.com/
    My brief explorer resume:
    http://www.explorerswesteurope.org/pages/member_lonke.htm

  34. Family on Bikes
    January 19, 2011, 1:45 pm

    Our adventure in 2010 was a continuation of our adventures in 2008 and 2009 – and will end in 2011. Cycling the length of the Americas from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego as a family with 2 young boys. We started 2010 in Ecuador and finished the year in Argentina about 3000 km from our goal! It’s been a fantastic journey and we’re looking forward to reaching our goal after nearly 3 years on the road!!
    http://www.familyonbikes.org

  35. adrian
    January 20, 2011, 3:05 am

    My addventure…hmmm. I had a lot but the best is traveling to Albania(wanderfull contry)

  36. McKell Burgon
    January 20, 2011, 1:12 pm

    From september to December I at the age of 20 took off a semester of school, and went to Ghana by myself to volunteer my time. I did not go with a program. While there I was able to teach all levels of health to the village of Antwikwaa. I fundraised back home, started a medical clinic in a village that has never had a single medical supply within its reaches. When I went to say goodbye to my village the the chiefs voted, and had come to the decision to make me queen mother aka nana mckell. It was an entire day process of carrying me through the village, sacrificing whiskey to the gods, drumming, dancing, singing, speeches, and by far the most humbling amazing experience I could ever ask for. By far the best adventure of the year, and more particularly my life. It was not an ordinary adventure in that it changed me emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. I’m in close contact with the village the medical clinic is running smoothly, and I hope to be back within the next couple years!

  37. Ty Dale
    February 3, 2011, 11:28 am

    I do Grand Canyon Guide work, and I’m just getting life back on track, after the toughest adventure of my lifetime…helping Dad care for Mom 24/7/3 years as she slowly passed from Alzheimer’s.
    I grew up in 1960’s Alaska (the best childhood ever!), and I hope to spend this summer in Denali Park for some much needed Wildlife time.
    Ty
    Some great pictures here:
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001904536677

  38. Nimmity Zappert
    February 3, 2011, 5:29 pm

    Every now and then I get a crazy idea. It usually happens when I’m bored and frustrated. I get this urge to rub my hands in the dirt to feel that I am alive.
    One such day, when I thought my head might actually explode from pure boredom – I decided that my friend Marie and I should hike The Narrows – a ‘strenuous’ overnight 16 mile hike, along a river bed through a slot canyon in Utah.This would jerk me out of my humdrum life; give me something to work towards. We would train until our bodies were toned, tanned walking machines. My butt would transform from a slightly squishy office chair moulded cushion, to something you could bounce a 50 cent piece off. Marie and I would conquer The Narrows and emerge Tomb Raider style from the canyon.
    You can find out what actually happened here: http://www.nimmity.com/2010/10/narrows.html

  39. CORoadie
    February 4, 2011, 4:43 pm

    Last two years have both been an adventure and have made me long even more for the outdoors. First I was taken down at age 50 by Sick Sinus Syndrome where the electrical system of my heart went our of whack and my heart started taking naps which needless to say also led to me taking unscheduled naps. Pacemaker implanted but that pretty much blew away the summer of 2009. Decided that 2010 would be my comeback year and started hitting the bikes hard. Only problem was an SUV decided to hit me harder on my way home from work 10 days before I was supposed to do The Triple Bypass for the 4th time. There went another summer and the adventure of recovering from some pretty good damage to multiple parts of my body. Anyway, sitting hear with a plate in my leg and my foot still in a boot looking at the coming summer trying to decide if I can put three summers of adventure in one.

  40. Chanel Bags Outlet
    February 11, 2011, 2:45 am

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  41. Linus Smid
    April 7, 2011, 4:34 pm

    I always walked a lot on my journey.
    Last year my 30kg backpack, tent and laptop followed me through scandinavia’s north and at one point did 150km half-backcountry in 6 days through swamp and icy rivers with far less than the necessary food supplies.
    A tough week that costed me six kilos and all my determination, but it got me into Norway where I now work as a Dog-Sledding Guide.
    There is a video, lots of photos and lots of text about this trip on http://www.eggtrek.com/index.php/component/k2/item/20-utterly-stupid-things-ive-done-150km-wasteland

  42. Alex Stoy
    April 14, 2011, 8:17 am

    Last Fall i began 30Cubed, running with purpose, where I ran 30 kilometers (900 total), practiced 30 sun salutations (900)in 30 different places in 34 days to raise money and awareness for underprivleged children. I travelled through numerous airports and catching rides to:
    Black Rock Desert, NV
    Salt Lake City, UT
    San Fran, CA
    Big Sur, CA
    Napa, CA
    Long Beach, CA
    Astoria, OR
    Portland, OR
    Hoover Dam, NV
    Las Vegas, NV
    Seattle, WA
    Driggs, ID
    Sun Valley, ID
    Stanley, ID
    Galena Pass, ID
    New Orleans, LA
    Santo Domingo, DR
    Boca Chica, DR
    Santiago, DR
    Central Park, NYC
    Stroudsburg, PA
    Philadelphia, PA
    Washington DC
    Bermuda
    Boston, MA
    Hartford, CT
    Bogota, Colombia
    Chicago, IL
    Newport Beach, CA
    Park City, UT
    i finished the 6th week running the Pony Express 50 miler, helping my brother break a course record and completing 1000 kilometers of running in 6 weeks.
    To top that off, I raised a few thousand dollars to help children achieve their goals while meeting people doing similar things with their lives.

  43. chinese wholesaler
    May 30, 2011, 10:27 pm

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  44. Milton Antonio Gomes
    June 5, 2011, 11:03 am

    Hi
    Extraordinary pictures.
    Great adventures.
    I loved all them.
    I am a brazilian photographer, 64 years old and I live in Brazil.
    My site: http://www.showyourclick.com is now open.
    Take a look and if you feel in the mood about it, send your pictures.
    I am sure that some of them will be printed in one of the 5 year´s magazines.
    Have a great day.
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    CEO

  45. AB Viljoen
    September 16, 2011, 12:45 pm

    I have done the following:
    Amazon from Manaus to Macapa at the mouth
    Climbed Kilimanjaro
    Paddled 120km’s down Mozambique coast
    see http://www.abbucketlist.co.za

  46. Sylvia
    November 15, 2011, 1:28 am

    I hiked up Maple Canyon to the view point with my brother and was actually able to keep up with him. Not good. He has ALS. It was a wonderful experience to share with him, but since he couldn’t even open the bottle of beer it was heartbreaking. Seeing him look out over the valley that I live in will be forever etched in my memories. We were doing something he loves. Making a smilestone. Making a memory to see me through when he is gone.

  47. Camila Pajares
    December 8, 2011, 2:06 pm

    Someday, I will have this types of adventures , but i wish don’t have to wait too long.

  48. Ayman
    January 9, 2012, 8:38 am

    i made 5 parachute jumps, i’ve jumped from a bridge into the water back at 2007 & have taken lessons in kite surfing also used to play rowing for years

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