Nanda Devi: The second to last trek. A sentimental journey
"Growing old is like climbing one of these mountains: on the way up, one’s strength diminishes, but at the top the gaze is clearer, and the view, wider and more serene," says Francisco Po Egea after retracing his own footsteps at 75 years.
Guardian angel of Tibet, great French explorer Peissel died in Paris
The Harvard Business School drop-out explored the world off the beaten path all the way into the 1980s. Michel Peissel early took to the people of Tibet. "He made some very important journeys," CuChullaine of the Long Riders' told ExWeb, "and stood up the Red Chinese to his dying."
Erden Eruc update: Last country in Africa by bicycle
The Turk climbed Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, had a serious crash on the road, accomplished his third antipodal point, enjoyed Zambia, and cycled into Namibia. His concern now is where to launch his rowboat and the long Skeleton Coast with its shipwrecks, swells and onshore winds.
Travelling with rescue dog, Spirit, on a path with no finish line
4 yrs and 140,000 miles later in a sidecar motorbike, Ara Gureghian & his rescue dog, Spirits journey of passion, dreams & healing is only just beginning. Ara adopted Spirit after his sons death. They grow together & Spirit became a rider in his own sidecar, wearing his goggles & helmet.
Ray Zahab turning on the heat again
He loves the heat, but it can be a killer, says ultra-runner Ray Zahab. Back in January he was stopped in his tracks by 55 degrees Celsius temperatures in the Atacama. That didnt stop him. Next up is Death Valley (USA) in August and Rub Khali (Empty Quarter) in Saudi Arabia in January 2012.
Sarah Outen cycle update: Into China during the night
The British girl has been travelling for more than 100 days and made her way through Kazakhstan into China. The 45°C day temperatures in the Gobi Desert challenge Sarah on her bicycle so she prefers night travel. More challenging, she says, are the mental challenges and problem solving.
Erden Eruc update: Surviving Mozambique roads as a lone cyclist
Erden started cycling at the coast of Mozambique. Difficult roads in Mozambique made the physics of it absolutely brutal under the sun, he said; at times he pushed, pulled, fought and wrestled his rig all day for days. Food for sustenance was another problem in the poor country.
Sarah Outen cycle update: From Russia with love
She had been a bit nervous about coming to Russia; the previous border experience in Ukraine had intimidated her with its new language, stern guards and lots of men hawking for business and eyeing up her bicycle and equipment. Her experience in Russia couldnt have been more different, says Sarah.
Earth Mater 2011 Himalaya expedition finished
Davide Peluzzi and his Expedition Earth Mater 2011 team have recently completed their climb and scientific research in the Rolwaling Kumbu in the Himalayas. Earth Mater undertakes expeditions in areas such as Greenland, the Himalaya, Andes and Africa to do research about the people living in the remote areas.
Sarah Outen update: Challenges in new countries
A new country brings with it another unknown language, another currency & a whole new set of road signs, says Sarah; now in Ukraine. Adding, there is something satisfying about unfolding a new map & stowing away the old one, but, this is all about one day at a time & one country, mile by mile.
South America coast to coast on quad bikes
Henry Cookson is organizing a 2,250 miles off road travel on brand new Honda ATVs (quad bikes) through Chile, Argentina and Brazil from November 7-20, 2011. The drivers will travel through pampas, jungle, high mountain passes, wetlands, the Atacama Desert and the Andes to the ocean in -3 deg to +38 deg C.
Urban exploration: Kagge's notes from the underground
"The going is slow when you hike on slippery shit, toilet paper and brown water, but we were never in a hurry on this trip." The first to do all three Poles, this time Norwegian pioneer Erling Kagge decided to face his biggest fear. Here follows his report.
Sarah Outen update: Cycle east and stay happy
At first light on April 10, Sarah pedaled into Germany from Belgium and the Netherlands. After completing Stage 1 in her kayak at the French coast, she got on her bicycle and headed east through Europe. Sarah says she is aiming to cycle approximately 65 miles a day, but her real aim is to have fun.
The Vogel Family, closing in on The End of The World
Since we last heard from the Vogel Family their lives on the road have been dominated by the nasty Patagonian wind. And, as seems to be the rule for every cyclist touring the world, there´s always a headwind. Never a tailwind. But to the amazement of the family, one day they had 71 km/hour tailwind.
Peter Gostelow Africa cycle update: Still faking visas
My worst day of last year was when I was mugged by 5 men in Dakar, Senegal, who slashed my left wrist and left foot with a machete as I attempted and failed to prevent them taking off with my camera and day-sack. The injury to my wrist was much more serious as 4 tendons were severed and required stitching.
Atacama Desert Run update: Ray Zahab finished with an 87 km day
With an extra long last day attempt on Feb 12, Ray finished his Atacama Desert run from the north to the south of the desert in 20 days. The total distance logged on his tracker is 1191.2 km. He ran most of the way alone after his teammate Kevin Vallely had to withdraw before the start.
Charlie Frew update: Not freezing anymore
Charlie Frew has just made it to the Jura Mountains on his 25,000 mile off-road expedition through parts of the worlds most fragile environments and remotest habitable places. He started in Hong Kong in May 2010, passed through Mongolia, Siberia and Scandinavia and is right now in Central Europe.
Reaching North Cape in winter - by bicycle
Yves Chaloin, a sports teacher in France, and his wife Olivia, have cycled 125 000 kilometers, many of them in winter conditions in a tent. Two weeks ago they arrived at North Cape after cycling through the Scandinavian winter, experiencing temperatures down to -31 degrees.
1st Killarney Adventure Film Festival
The 1st Killarney Adventure Film Festival, is the Holy Grail of film festivals and comes all wrapped up with the customary EF bite and imaginative twist. We will underline the finest adventure films and brag about the best outdoor talent around today. Please enter your film.