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Ben Lecomte in wetsuit

Man to swim across the Pacific Ocean

When Ben, the first man to attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean, finished prepping his support boat, he took some time to answer our question about his motivation: “I would say that I am not a swimmer, I am an adventurer who swims and uses his passion to get people’s attention on issues that… Continue Reading


Vegan Runs Appalachian Trail in 46 days

What foods fuel a man who completed the entire Appalachian Trail in 46 days? We spoke to ultrarunner and vegan Scott Jurek to find out. Source: What Vegan Ultrarunner Scott Jurek Likes to Eat – Bon Appétit


Matthias kite bike Mongolian Tour

Trans-Mongolian Kite-Trike Tour

Being pulled by a kite on a recumbent trike across Mongolia!? That’s the vision about an adventure from Matthias Ramsel! His next adventure will be a tricycle powered by a kite. His amazing trip will starts in Novosibirsk (Russia), crossing Mongolia with tailwinds from west to east and ends with a bit of luck in… Continue Reading


Skydiving Astronaut

I’ve been posting stories about adventurers (argonauts or in this case an astronaut) for about 13 years, despite many people saying there is nothing left to explore.


Pole to Pole Run

It seems being an adventurer is getting more and more extreme. Pictured here is Pat Farmer. He has begun a ultra endurance run from the North Pole to the South Pole.


First (known) man to walk down the Amazon

Congratulations to Ed Stafford who just finished his epic 2-year walk down the Amazon River. Which Sir Ranulph Fiennes says is “in the top league of expeditions past and present.”


Plastiki

One of my favorite books as a kid was Kon-Tiki.Here’s an interesting adventure that I’ve been following. Plastiki, a boat made of 12,000 plastic bottles nears end of Pacific voyage.


NG Ultimate Adventurers 2010 Gallery

National Geographic’s top adventurers from 2010, including an acquaintance of mine, Mark Beaumont, who holds the speed record for cycling around the world.


The fastest human powered bicycle

This is a worthwhile video if you like bicycles, engineering, or land speed records.
I have been personally trying to break 55 MPH. I came close a few times.


The legend of legends of bicycle tourers

At first Heinz Stucke, the man who is rumored to have done more bicycle touring than anyone in history, was just a rumor. Then I met someone who met someone who met Heinz, and then not too long ago I met someone who met Heinz, confirming that he is still going.


A man who lived by the bicycle and died by the bicycle

Ian Hibell is a bicycle tourer that makes me feel like I should take the training wheels off my bike. Ian traveled 10 times further than what I did, about the equivalent of 10 times around the equator over his 40-year travel career.


Rounding The Horn

By Michael Dick The names Michael Dick, commonly known on the race as Moby. I’m 34 and come from Scotland although I’ve been living south of the border for over six years now. I took part in the BT Global Challenge 2000-2001, ‘The World’s toughest Yacht race’. A 36,000 nautical mile circumnavigation of the globe… Continue Reading


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