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

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.…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: Surfing Legend Andy Irons Dies, Heat Improves Performance, Send Your Name to Space

Check in daily for a look at what we are reading in the news… Andy Irons Death Investigated As Possible Methadone OverdoseTriple world champion surfer Andy Iron, 32, was found dead in his hotel room in Dallas yesterday, after suffering from dengue-like symptom. He was on his way home after pulling out of the Rip…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: Everest Gets Cell Service, Robot Pioneers Space Travel, More

Check in daily for a look at what we are reading in the news… Everest Gets 3G Cell Phone Service The rooftop of the world has just been suited up with 3G cell phone service that goes clear to the summit by Ncell, a new private telecommunications company based in Nepal. Climbers currently tend to carry…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: Travel Apps Reviewed, Banff Kicks Off, Chupacabra Decoded

Check in daily for a look at what we are reading in the news…Mobile Travel Guides Can Help, But Trust BooksThe New York Times looks at what’s working and what’s not in mobile travel apps. Read the article >> Banff Mountain Festival Kicks OffWell, if you are reading this, you are probably not headed out…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: Goat Vs. Man; Next-Gen Parkour; Moo-bile Tech in Africa

Check in daily for a look at what we are reading in the news…Goat Vs. Man New York Times writer Tim Egan comments on the recent incident in Olympic National Park where a mountain goat—an herbavoire, even—gored an experienced hiker and lorded over him while the man bled to death. Egan suggests our natural balance…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: Surfers Witness Indonesia Tsunami, Iran Hikers Get Trial, Everest Guide Lost in Slide

Check in daily for a look at what we are reading in the news… Australian Surfers Witness Indonesia’s Tsunami With death and injury tolls rising, Indonesia's aid workers continue to deal with the aftermath of the volcanic eruption, earthquake, and tsunami that each hit in separate parts of the country over the past few days.…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: Ultraraces, an Uber-Climber, and the Mother of Paleontology

By Tetsuhiko Endo The problem with many adventurers is that they don’t know when to say when. Climbed Everst? Why not climb it without supplementary O2? You like to ski and BASE jump? Try combining the two, and why not add a wingsuit for kicks? You might call this the Mallory Paradox, named for the…

Daredevil Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Grounded By Lawsuit

By Tetsuhiko Endo; Photograph by Luke Aikins/Red Bull PhotofilesFelix Baumgartner’s attempt to break Joe Kittinger’s 50-year-old record for the highest successful skydive has hit what could prove to be a terminal snag today, as his sponsors, Red Bull have issued a statement calling an immediate halt to the Red Bull Stratos program. The announcement comes…

Update: One of Three American Hikers Jailed in Iran Released

By Alyson Sheppard After 410 days in jail, Sarah Shourd—one of three American hikers imprisoned in Tehran on espionage charges—was released this morning on $500,000 bail. According to her lawyer, she was on her way to the Swiss Embassy for protection, but where she will go from there is still unclear. Her family has requested…

Adventure in 60 Seconds: K2 Speed Summit, Teen Rock Climber, Research Shows Ditching Tech Helps Relax

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo Just when we thought another scene of Karakoram climbing had entered the history books, Austrian Christian Stangl surprised the world with a solo, speed summit of K2 this week. In a single, 70-hour push (with one rest and an emergency bivouac), he went from base camp to peak and back to…