Adventure in 60 Seconds: Blind Thru-Hiker, 64-Year-Old Solo Kayaks Atlantic, Hardest Adventure Race Underway

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Photograph by Mark Watson, Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race. See more photos like this in our Ultimate Adventure Bucket List.

A roundup of the latest adventure news from around the web.

Triple Crown in Sight For Blind Hiker?
Expeditions News reports that blind hiker Trevor Thomas, 41, plans to attempt to thru-hike the 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail. This will be a follow up to his successful thru-hikes of the Appalachian and Pacific Crest. So what are you doing this spring? (Expedition News)

64-Year-Old Finishes Trans-Atlantic Solo Paddle
After 99 days and 3,320 miles, hexagenarian Polish adventurer Aleksander Doba finished his solo paddle from Dakar, Senegal, to Acarau, Brazil. Others have kayaked across the Atlantic before him, but Doba is believed to have pulled off the longest-ever solo-kayaking voyage in his customized, 23-foot sea kayak. (Grind TV)

12,500-Mile All-In Trek Underway
Samuel Gardner is now 32 days into his epic hike, which includes the Triple Crown (Pacific Crest, Continental Divide, Appalachian Trails) plus one more, the North Country Trail. He hopes to finish in a year. (Adventure Journal)

Wenger Patagonian Expedition Race Surges
It may be the world’s hardest expedition race in the world’s most stunning place for adventure. And it’s happening right now. It’s also one of the trips featured on our Ultimate Adventure Bucket List. (The Adventure Blog)

Lonnie Dupre Thwarted From Winter Summit on Denali
Minnesotan explorer Lonnie Dupre had to turn back at 17,200 feet when the weather turned bad on 20,320-foot Denali. He plans to return next January to try again for the first solo winter summit of the mountain. (The Adventure Blog)

—Edited by Mary Anne Potts


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