Extreme Adventure

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 swimming in the ocean with flippers and fancy snorkel like a dorsal fin but going between the eyes.
Guest Adventures

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

Colin Angus R2AK Day 10
Guest Adventures

Race to Alaska

See live updates as Colin Angus rows/sails from BC, Canada to Alaska. Intro and Day 12 update below.

Felix Baumgartner skydiver
Guest Adventures

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
Guest Adventures

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.

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.”

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.
Guest Adventures

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.

ian hibell
Guest Adventures

A man who lived by the bicycle and died by the bicycle

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.

Around the world yacht race 01
Guest Adventures

Rounding The Horn

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.

Andy Graham Hobo Traveler
Guest Adventures

Hobo Traveler: What is extreme travel?

Extreme ex·treme (ĭk-strēm′) adj. Most remote; outermost or farthest. Very great; intense. Extending far beyond the norm. Drastic; severe. n. The greatest or utmost degree. Either of the two things at opposite ends of a scale, series, or range. An extreme condition. A drastic expedient. I am sure some of you think of bungee cord

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Guest Adventures

In and Out of Cuba

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.

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