Author Archive: The Janitor

The Janitor

The Janitor

Ben Lecomte swimming in the ocean with flippers and fancy snorkel like a dorsal fin but going between the eyes.
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Man to swim across the Pacific Ocean

Update on an adventure over 6 years in the making. Ben has finally begun. Back in October, 2015, 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

Felix Baumgartner skydiver
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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.

Pat Farmer ultra endurance runner
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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.

Two Blind To Ride

Here’s an incredible story. Two legally blind people will be riding a tandem bicycle unassisted from Argentina to Alaska.

Stephen Fabes Cycling the 6
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Cycling the 6

Social media has really helped promote cycle touring, push the envelope and has become a major vehicle for creating awareness. Here’s a noteworthy adventure and cause.

A high tech rowboat with lots of gadgets.
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Team expedition rows to the North Pole

British explorer Jock Wishart and Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky have unveiled a remarkable mission to conquer what could be one of the world’s last great “firsts” — the first rowing attempt to one of the world’s Poles.

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.”

Haidar Taleb to Travel 200 Miles in Solar-Powered Wheelchair
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Man to Travel 200 Miles in Solar-Powered Wheelchair

Haidar Taleb, the disabled 47-year-old from the United Arab Emirates is about to embark on a 200-mile voyage across the desert in a solar-powered wheelchair which he designed and built himself.

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.

Heinz Stucke sitting in front of a colorful mosaic.
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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.

Sunset over the Hungry Cyclist lodge and pool in Burgundy, France.
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The Hungry Cyclist

Here’s a guy that combines two of my loves of life—bicycling and eating. I expect he’s got some great recipes for grasshoppers somewhere in here :)

The Path Less Pedaled

Here’s a couple exploring what it means to “live outside the lines”.

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