Dining in the sky. Into The Wild bus, Alaska. High walks. Base jumping. **Revolver for your next cycling trip?** Should we add this to our FAQ's as a suggested kit guide for RttS? From our friends at @tormcycling #bikepackingscot #bikepacking #cycletou… Risky roads. James Hogg 1975. Conquering Mount Everest: High hopes and broken dreams. Would you? =) Everest through the eyes of a Sherpa: 'Climbers need to wake up’ Extreme tourism - □ Mt #Everest witnessed a traffic jam near the balcony area after more than 200 climbers attempted to reach the summit point this morning. More #Everest2019… *****The world’s most dangerous road, in Nepal. Don’t look down! via JamesMelville #firstdayofspring #SpringEquinox. *****What do you suppose that driver makes?… Cycling in Nepal. Two tips: 1. Check the brakes before cycling. 2. Don’t look down. Twitter. Rise in ‘clueless’ tourists climbing the Alps in shorts and trainers.
Ben Fogle: I climbed Everest expecting a rubbish dump but what I found surprised me. Love this shot of Preikestolen Cliff in Norway… Today On Semi-Rad: Affordable Alternatives To The Seven Summits. How has the nature of adventure changed since I first started doing it? Rambling away over a Guinness or two in a pub in Ireland. Watch the whole film on YouTube. Peak poop: climbers of tallest mountain in US told to take their feces home.
Antarctica cruise: Snorkelling among the gods. The coldness you feel during an Antarctic polar plunge is elemental.
It is not something you can brush off or laugh about. A generational change in use of spare time #activeleisure #extreme. The usual crowds of hikers on Pen y Fan yesterday along with mountaineers (pictured), paragliders, skiers and snowboarders. Crazy up there. Say NO to Zip Wires across Thirlmere. Building a massive zip wire across a beautiful lake in a National Park is a terrible idea. 600 more s… 6000km school trip! Australian school students flew to #Antarctica after winning competition to name Australia’s new icebreaker Nuyina; visi…
Snorkelling in icy waters and hiking remote terrain: Adventure tourism arrives in the vulnerable Arctic. If only the weather had been better, cruise ship passengers on an expedition through the Northwest Passage might have had a chance to snorkel at the wreck of HMS Erebus in the icy waters of Nunavut.
Avid snorkellers did get in the water later in their journey, but the unprecedented recent opportunity to gaze down on the remains of the 19th-century British vessel lost during John Franklin's expedition was thwarted by high winds. With gusts hitting more than 90 km/h and swells of more than two metres, tour organizers thought it was just too risky to try to navigate in and out of a narrow channel to reach the Erebus site in Wilmot and Crampton Bay. *****Sustainable wilderness tourism / landscapes: Allemansrätten. Camping inside the world's third largest cave, Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, Vietnam - @EscapingAbroad. *****Managing impact of tourism in Iceland: Planning the wild in times of tourist invasion uEbV. *****Sustainability in glacial environments #geographyteacher / extreme tourism. Walkhighlands (criticism of trials bikes) I wonder how many others were saddened to watch a video on Facebook featuring the extremely talented cyclist Danny MacAskill and his cousin riding the Beinn na Caillich horseshoe above Broadford on trials motorbikes.
Like everyone else I have nothing but respect for Danny MacAskill, someone whose skills, boldness and abilities have become legendary. *****Danny Macaskill: The Ridge. *****Nothing better than a night under the stars #BreconBeacons #FindYourEpic. *****Who'll help Antarctica? Claimed by everyone, protected by no one. Most people think of Antarctica as a completely pristine environment.
After all, it has no indigenous inhabitants; only penguins, seals and albatrosses living far away from the dangers faced by wildlife on other continents. Similarly, to political experts, Antarctica is in good hands, governed as it is by the widely celebrated Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), which is considered one of the most successful international legal regimes. But what if I were to tell you that Antarctica is currently the world’s least environmentally protected continent? Only 1.5% of its ice-free portions have been formally designated as a specially protected area under the ATS, whereas the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity has recommended a 17% global target. Given that Antarctica has no indigenous people, and that we are told it has no large-scale commercial activity either, the 1.5% figure becomes all the starker.
Circumference of the Antarctic Treaty Area Territories of Antarctica Share Written by. All visitors and vessels on #SouthGeorgia observe strict #biosecurity measures to protect #biodiversity. 1970s, road tripping through Afghanistan!. Sean Conway, Britain’s wildest adventurer: ‘This is such a cool island’ “I feel sorry for people stuck in cities their whole lives,” says adventurer Sean Conway.
“There are so many landscapes out there.” So, it is no surprise that, five minutes after meeting me off the London train at Windermere station, he has handed me a spare pair of wellies so that we can go tramping up a hill. Last year, Conway became the first person to run, swim and cycle 4,200 miles around the coastline of Great Britain – thus completing the longest-ever triathlon. It took him 85 days. If that doesn’t sound difficult enough, he did the whole trip without a support team, wild camping at night in football fields or under upturned boats and carrying his tent and equipment with him. ***Conway's favourite places: He's walked the Nile & the Himalayas, now explorer @Levisonwood turns his attentions to the ganglands & jungles of Central America... The Transcaucasian Expedition. Australia's most inspiring wilderness campsites. A great Australian road trip is a rite of passage for many adventurous travellers.
With an ever changing coastal landscape and an adjacent network of highways that navigate some 25,000 kilometres around the circumference of the continent, you’ll never be short of inspiration for your self-guided Aussie itinerary. Airbothy. I've just undertaken the toughest swim of my life to launch the #Antarctica2020 campaign. Please share our message. @Al_Humphreys this is a sign from above Chamonix with the Aiguille d'Argentiere in the background. Danger of Death = potential for good trip. Today in Ladybird 10 Dec 1910 Captain Scott’s ship Terra Nova is halted by pack ice for 20 days. How Far Away Can You Get From Everybody Else? Why You Should Get Out and Explore, in 4 Minutes. South Pole opens for the summer tourist season - Yes, you can get there as a tourist, with @Antarctic_ALE, even ski last degree of latitude. Expedition Resources - Get help with any adventure you're planning. Packing for The Perimeter. Camping gear for my photo project based on walking around the coast of Britain.
Arctic Invasive Alien Species. Executive Order 13112 calls for both ecosystem-level coordination and international cooperation.
The Implementation Plan for the National Strategy for the Arctic Region directs the Federal government to “develop, implement, and maintain an international invasive species prevention and management plan.” The NISC Secretariat is currently working with international partners to develop the Arctic Invasive Alien Species (ARIAS) Strategy and Action Plan called for in the 2016-2018 NISC Management Plan. Action 2.6: Under the auspices of the Arctic Council’s Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) Invasive Species Working Group, work with international partners to develop a strategy and action plan for the prevention and management of invasive species across the Arctic region. #OnThisDay 1915. The Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, was finally lost after months of being icebound in the Weddell Sea. Wilderness. A Journey to the End of my Country.
“Dear to the seabird is her rocky ledge.
Dear to the Islesman is the World’s Edge.” – Vagaland Tell me, Muse, the story of that man who was driven to wander far and wide… The irony of reading the epic Odyssey on a microadventure was not lost on me. Beulah. There Are Over 200 Bodies on Mount Everest, And They’re Used as Landmarks. These Maps Show the Epic Quest for a Northwest Passage. Living Planet: Antarctic Tourism - threat to the ecosystem? Deutsche Welle Media Center / All media content Environment Living Planet: Antarctic Tourism - threat to the ecosystem?
Antarctica is the last landmass on Earth to be left almost completely untouched by humankind. Canada's 15,000-Mile "Great Trail" Will Be the Longest Car-Free Route on Earth. There was a cross country course started in Canada in 1992 named The Great Trail.
The trail is now 87% complete and it extends to a distance of 20,770 kilometers now, stretching across 13 provinces and territories ranging from British Columbia to Newfoundland. Tentatively, this will be completed in 2017 and the entire 24,000 kilometers will be the longest car-free trail on this planet. The vast expanse of Canada is covered in this route and there will be a journey from urban centers to the countryside serene paths. The Great Trail is also a boost for the environment and it will make the people healthy as well. Photography by ©Chris Burkard. An Unexpected Battle for the Future of Wilderness. On a spring day in 1986, three kayakers appeared in Yellowstone National Park, moving along the fast-rippling water of the Yellowstone River. A helicopter approached and they stubbornly stayed their course as it dropped low for a better look, buffeting them with rotor wind.
An armed man in a ranger uniform appeared on shore ahead, waiting. Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt. The long-lost ship of British polar explorer Sir John Franklin, HMS Terror, has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay, researchers have said, in a discovery that challenges the accepted history behind one of polar exploration’s deepest mysteries. HMS Terror and Franklin’s flagship, HMS Erebus, were abandoned in heavy sea ice far to the north of the eventual wreck site in 1848, during the Royal Navy explorer’s doomed attempt to complete the Northwest Passage. All 129 men on the Franklin expedition died, in the worst disaster to hit Britain’s Royal Navy in its long history of polar exploration. Sleeper train to Scotland; Mountain Bikes And Bothy Nights. When I’m stuck in the city, chasing deadlines and dollars and other men’s dreams, I often wish I could escape to something different.
When I’m jostled by crowds, hammering furiously at emails, working for money not love, I like to let my mind drift away to something that I really care about instead. Imagine, I say to myself, imagine this: I could jump on the sleeper train tonight, fall asleep in London and wake up in the massive silence of the mountains. Imagine that. Thrill Seekers Suspend a Giant Hammock 400 Feet Above the Desert Floor. South Pole Hotel where rooms cost £54k a WEEK and the temperature is -5C. After an extensive renovation the White Desert hotel in Antarctica is ready to start accepting guests although a week's stay will cost a cool £54,000. Antarctic tourism - Discovering Antarctica.
Afghanistan's National Park: Band-e-Amir - Amazing, beauty awesome challenges. Afghanistan's National Park: Women rangers. Once a popular stop on the 1960s hippie trail, Band-e-Amir Park and the now destroyed Buddhas of Bamiyan rarely see foreign tourists anymore. Inuit fear they will be overwhelmed as ‘extinction tourism’ descends on Arctic. Adventure.nationalgeographic. Photograph by A. Inuit fear they will be overwhelmed as ‘extinction tourism’ descends on Arctic. Melting Arctic enables new tourist routes. Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the future of sea levels This summer, a 1,700-person cruise ship will navigate where no tourist has ever dared.
A new Titanic? US and Canada prepare for worst as luxury Arctic cruise sets sail.