As the title says — these are extreme adventures by adventurers striving to make the impossible possible. Often it is the first time this has ever been done.
Ben Lecomte has already swum across the Atlantic Ocean. Now hew will attempt to swim across the Pacific Ocean. This a dramatic attempt to raise awareness about ocean plastic.
See live updates as Colin Angus rows/sails from BC, Canada to Alaska. Intro and Day 12 update below.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
BT Global Challenge 2000-2001, “The World’s Toughest Yacht Race.” A 36,000 nautical mile circumnavigation of the globe against prevailing winds and currents.
I am sure some of you think of bungee cord jumping or ski diving or some other activity that is very exciting. This to me is just a thrill. It is not in my opinion extreme.
The risk of going to Cuba has an allure all of its own. Before Mark knew it, he booked an overnight stay in Havana that turns into a financial nightmare.
A Real-Life Globetrotter with a Mission. Update: Manfred was one of the first adventures we followed in real-time. We're happy to see he finished his journey. Here we combined a few of our favorite posts.