The River of Traps: A true survival story (Part 2 of 2)
The Rivier Yari deserves to be called treacherous writes Maciej Tarasin after fighting for days to survive the river and the elements without a boat, food and a team mate; even his makeshift raft, hold together with strips of his underwear, were swept away.
The River of Traps: A survival story (Part 1 of 2)
The goal of two Polish canoeists, Maciej Tarasin & Tomasz Jedrys, was to run the length of the River Yari in Colombia. They feared guerrilla & cocaine smugglers' attacks, but it was the river that tested their survival skills, wrote Maciej in his story to ExplorersWeb.
Fatbiking and rafting the Arctic
In the late March 2012 Andrew Badenoch plan to set off on a 7000 mile fatbike and packraft expedition. The journey starts in the USA from Bellingham, WA, continues to Canada, the Arctic Ocean, Yukon, Alaska, and back to Bellingham, WA. The estimated duration of the expedition is 6-8 months.
Kayak: Second Tierra del Fuego attempt
Justine Curgenven and Barry Shaw had to abandon last year’s attempt to kayak around Tierra del Fuego due to a bad wrist. Now they are on their way again, and halfway in to their adventure. This weekend they kayaked in to Ushuaia – the town at ‘the end of the world’.
Berserk in international waters
The Nilaya, Jarle Andhoy's new boat, has been spotted in international waters by New Zealand authorities. The captain didn’t answer repeated calls during fly bys. Andhoy has no EPIRB on board and does not want to be rescued if something goes wrong.
Berserker on yet another illegal trip
Norwegian Jarle Andhoy, captain of Berserk that disappeared in Ross Sea one year ago, is heading back in an attempt to find out what happened to his three missing crew. Just like last year's tragic expedition this sail is illegal and Jarle is wanted by the authorities.
Teen sailor: Dekker finishes her voyage
"Her story is just amazing," said one of Dekker's fans, 10-year-old Jody Bell of Connecticut to AP. Saturday the 16 year and four month old Dutch sailor Laura Dekker stepped ashore a dock on St. Maarten and finished her sail around the world.
Solo Voyager Rounds Cape Horn
Matt Rutherford, a 30-year-old Maryland resident, has sailed round Cape Horn in the final leg of a 300-day odyssey circumnavigating North and South America in a 27-foot sailboat. When finished, Rutherford will be the first person to do the 25,000-mile voyage alone and without stopping.
New solo Atlantic rowing record by Brown
Brit Andrew Brown (26) has broken the old solo rowing record east ot west across the Atlantic. The new record is over two days faster than the preiviuos set by Emmanuel Coindre in 2004. Burger and chips was his choise of meal after over 40 days at sea.Andrew Brown was taking part in the Atlantic Challenge.
Lost Submarine HMS Olympus discovered outside Malta
A marine archaeology survey team from the AURORA Trust Foundation, working in cooperation with Malta’s Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, has discovered the sunken British submarine HMS Olympus (N35) off the coast of Malta.
New round the world record
The maxi trimaran Banque Populaire has nearly cut Jules Verne 80 days around the world record in two and set a new sprint around the world record. The giant trimaran averaged 26.51 knots non stop around the world and finished in 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes 53 seconds.(Press release, edited by Jon Amtrup)Just
Surf's up at Mavericks
Today the holding season kicked off at one of the top surfing spots in the world (and ExplorersWeb's temporary HQ). This means that any time within the next three months when the swell is right an invitation only Surf Competition will take place at Mavericks.
Erden Eruç crosses his track again
There is no stopping Erden Eruç on his human powered circumnavigation. He has crossed his antipodal track twice and " I have ensured that my journey has gone "beyond the horizon" to the far ends of the globe and is now tracking back on the other side." Read his latest post here.
Best of ExplorersWeb 2011 Awards: The wanderer, Henk de Velde
Why do we explore? Some write poems about it, others refuse to discuss it. "If you have to ask why, you'll never understand" read an old K2 poster. Others again live the answer. Who knew why Henk De Velde set out for an expedition that would never end. Not that it mattered.
Teensailor: Dekker out on her final stretch
Dutch teen sailor Laura Dekker has left Cape Town. She is heading towards Caribbean to complete her sail around the world. The 16 year old sailor are celebrating Christmas alone at sea, and the Christmas greetings are pouring in. She has some 4700 nautical miles left of her journey.
Antarctica fishing ship taking on water in the Ross Sea
(Newsdesk) A fishing vessel carrying a Russian/Indonesian crew is taking on water next to the Antarctic ice shelf in the Ross Sea, the Press Association News quoted Maritime New Zealand. The leak is caused by a hole in the hull and the fishermen are reportedly throwing cargo overboard to lighten the vessel
TeenSailor: Dekker finished her third ocean
The Dutch teenager Laura Dekker has crossed the Indian Ocean in silence to avoid pirates. The young sailor has now crossed three oceans solo on her way around the world, and she has found the silence of the seas.Sixteen year old solo sailor Laura Dekker has successfully crossed the Indian Ocean.
Roque wave: World record surf
For those of you who missed it yesterday, Garrett McNamara broke the world record for the largest wave ever surfed. Garrett was towed into a rogue wave in Portugal, at the North Canyon.
Berserk tragedy ends in fine for skipper
Jarle Andhøy, expedition leader and skipper on the Berserk, has been fined $4500. He accepted the fine because he doesn't want more "noise" around the incident, he said. In August Andhøy's request to make a documentary about the tragedy was turned down by relatives.
Baby jellyfish? Plankton? Help rower Erden Eruc
Out on his Atlantic row for 16 days now, Erden Eruc has come across a bloom of millions of tiny transparent creatures, similar to ones he found in the North Atlantic. He wonders what they are:
Diving: Trubridge and Molchanova claim world FIM titles
William Trubridge (NZL) and Natalia Molchanova (RUS) continued to dominate as the duo were named Free Immersion (FIM) champions at the 2011 AIDA Freediving World Championships on the last competition day, September 24. Additionally a total of 15 new national records and one world record were broken.
Integrity Sarah reaches Japan
Sarah Outen takes no shortcuts on her London2London adventure. She paddled 12 nautical miles away from Japan before she finally turned her kayak in the right direction towards Japan..12 hours later she tired and exhausted - but finally in Japan. She wants to to a full circle London2London.
Roz Savage in Mauritius: record or not?
Roz Savage has reached Mauritius after five months in the Indian Ocean. She claims to have rowed the Indian Ocean, and to be the first woman to row across the Big Three oceans of the world. But what are the rules?
Swede on massive kayak trip
Christian Bodegren found his passion for long expeditions early in life. He returns home to fill up his wallet before yet again venturing out in to new cultures and nature. In the beginning of September he started north in South Americas and he is now paddling south through the great continent.
Action Man on the Nile
Tom Smitheringale is the modern version of Action Man, and in his quest for extreme situations he has now decided to brave both the Nile and the Sahara dessert. His dust and water expedition have just stepped in to his kayak and are now paddling the Nile to raise money for a Chrildren's foundation.
New around Australia solo record approved
Kiwi solo sailor Bruce Arms has set a new round Australia sailing record in his 14 meter catamaran Big Wave Rider. He did it in 38 days 21 hours 40 minutes and 42 seconds, and this makes him the fastest solo sailor around Australia and the first to do so in a multihull.
Hicks out to row the globe
Adventurer Ollie Hicks is going to cast of for his ultimate adventure in 2012. He wants to row around the 18.000 nautical miles around Antarctica in a 18-22 months period. If he completes the giant expedition he will be the first who has done the stretch alone in a rowing boat.The Brit Olly Hicks have done a
New SUP record in the making
British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite is soon to finish is monster paddle on his stand-up paddleboard (SUP). His goal of paddling the 2,400-mile journey along the Mississippi River will set a new world record. The last part of his expedition has been hampered by bad weather and massive tankers.
Hoffmeister to circumnavigate South America
The German Freya Hoffmeister is well known for her long distance kayak adventurers. September 1st she left Buenos Aires on her next big undertaking. She will try to circumnavigate South America on her own in a kayak. The trip will cover more than 24.000 kilometers and last over 24 months.
Heavy traffic through NWP
This year 12 boats are heading in to the North West Passage, and the ice conditions are favorable. The young guns on Yacht Teleport, Australians Chris Bray(27) and Jess Taunton(23) are well under way after some early hiccups, and the will soon be in Cambrigde Bay.
Disaster for Joyon as he capsizes
Francis Joyon did only get to sail 7 hours in to his transatlantic record attempt before he capzised his 30 meters long trimaran IDEC. The French sailing legend did not get hurt in the incident and will most likely stay in the inverted hull until a tug comes to tow him back.
Joyon of on Atlantic record attempt
Francis Joyon is getting ready to set sail on his attempt on the single handed transatlantic west to east record between New York to the Lizard, UK. The optimum weather window to set sail from the Ambrose Light will be between midnight and 0600 GMT. He will try to get his record back.
Big 5 Kayak Challenge Retrace Historic Gold Rush Route
Richard Harpham brought his brother to do The Juneau to Whitehorse expedition unsupported by sea kayak, mountain trekking and packaraft. This is Harpham's 11th expedition and he has now 5000 miles of pure human powered ground behind him. This was the toughestexpedition so far.
Teen update: Dekker approaching Australia
Teen sailor Laura Dekker are soon halfway on her quest to sail around the world. The 15 year old girl are now underway from Vanatu to Darwin, Australia, and she has grown accustomed to the easy lifestyle of sailing from harbor to harbor around the world.Just over a year ago Laura Dekker finally got away from
NWP: Shoestring projects stretches
Edvin Buregren and Nicolas Peissel have finally reached the southern tip of Greenland on their Northwest Passage on a shoestring project. The ice conditions are difficult, but the crew on the Hallberg Rassy 31 are enjoying their time in ice. Due to delays the team has decided to over winter the boat.
21 days for kids Atlantic ride
The family of four: James Burwick, Somira Sao, Tormentina (3) and Raivo (9 months) has just finished their speedy Atlantic crossing, The two young guns Tormentina and Raivo must be some of the youngest and fastest Atlantic sailors around. They spent 21 days on the 40 feet racing machine.
Atlantic family crossing close to end
The family of four James Burwick, Somira Sao, Tormentina ( 3) and Raivo (9 months) suddenly discovered that their Atlantic family crossing where coming to an end when they sailed in to a a big fleet of fishing boats. They have spent 18 days so far and only have a few left in their 40 feet racing machine
Skog and Gjeldnes turned around
Cecilie Skog and Rune Gjeldnes have decided to abort their summer mission to the North Pole. Plenty of brash ice, but no open water for the canoes, killed the schedule. The two Norwegian adventurers have turned back and are headed for Canada.
Big kayak challenge reaches milestone
5,000 Mile Expedition milestone reached for Richard Harphams Big5 Kayak Challenge as he heads back to Alaska and Canada. Here he will complete his 11th kayak and canoe based expedition from Juneau to Whitehorse by sea kayak, the Chilkoot trail and Pack-a-raft. Here's Richards own words.
NWP: Shoestring project going new ways
The season for sailing the North West Passage are getting closer, and a Swede and a Canadian are going to sail a different and more northerly route this year. They are sailing a relatively small cruising yacht on a shoestring budget. Will the ice let them through?
Skog and Gjeldnes: On their way
Bad weather forced Cecilie Skog and Rune Gjeldnes to change their plans. The weather served them a few days delay and a few more miles to paddle or pull the canoes. No sign of open water so far for the two heading for the North Pole. They have midnight sun and warm days ahead of them.
AZAB: Adventure sailors sets off
Double handed or all by my self? This is the main question once you have decided to challenge your self in the British classic Azorene and Back (AZAB). This Saturday 60 boats will leave Falmouth and set of for the Azores. The fastest will use around 7 days. Some will not make it at all.
Riaan Manser: Kayaking in volcano country
As the ash clouds disappears and life on Iceland gets back to normal, adventurer Riaan Manser and Dan Skinstad continues their kayak circumnavigation of the Fairytale Island. ExWeb caught up with Riaan for an interview on Iceland, the struggles, the dangers and the beauty.
Skog and Gjeldnes: North Pole summer expedition
Norwegian polar adventurers Cecilie Skog and Rune Gjeldnes have teamed up to do a summer expedition to the North Pole. The will be using foldable canoes, skies and snowshoes to get there, and theres only one-way home: Via the North pole. The two are in for a warm and wet experience.