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Perfect Waves and Prostitutes: Stories of surfing in Central America

It was quite a contrast in those days. We’d be camping on some beach somewhere, surfing until the wind came up, then crawl under our van for shade to …

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Four reasons why 45 short-finned pilot whales died in South India

Approximately 80 short-finned pilot whales were washed ashore and stranded on the Tuticorin coast of Tamil Nadu, India Monday evening. Local …

Wildcraft: India’s homegrown outdoor apparel brand

How an Indian outdoor apparel startup like Wildcraft went from the fringes to a mainstream brand.During the 1980s and ‘90s, Dinesh Kaigonalli spent …

Kashmir hosts first ice-climbing event in India

The first ice-climbing event in India was organised by the Jammu & Kashmir government and Mountaineering and Hiking Club on 1st January. 20 climbers …

Bouldering reaches ‘Heart of India’

Pune’s Ajij Sheikh won gold in men’s category and Prerna Dangi from Delhi won in women’s category at the All India Open National Bouldering …

21st National Sport Climbing Championship begins in Delhi tomorrow

130 climbers from all over India will compete in the 21st National Sport Climbing Championship in the national capital after 3 years.The <b>21st National</b> …

Switzerland, Japan winners at Paragliding World Cup 2015

Swiss pilot Michael Küffer and Japan’s Yuki Sato are overall winners of India’s Paragliding World Cup 2015. They took home their first world cups.The …

Strong French challenge for AAI Paragliding World Cup 2015

<b>France accounts for one-third of world’s top 100 pilots. The 14 member French team competing at the AAI Paragliding World Cup 2015 has numerous World</b> …

Wilderness First Aid: A newbie’s account

An outdoor enthusiast goes on her first basic Wilderness First Aid course, and learns how to act in an emergency.You’re out in the backcountry, …

Nepal considers age, experience and disability restrictions for Everest

Nepal Tourism says Everest could be banned for inexperienced and physically disabled climbers; proposes an age limit of 18-75 yrs.Five months after …

Top pilots to compete in India’s first Paragliding World Cup 2015

Over 100 paragliding pilots will take to the skies for the Airports Authority of India Paragliding World Cup 2015 trophy.The wait is almost over for …

Kashmir Half Marathon begins on the wrong foot

The Kashmir Half Marathon, a first such event in the Valley, faced resistance and vandalism. People were injured in clashes and some arrested.Chaos …

3rd Covelong Point Surf and Music Festival to host ASC

India’s ‘first surf village’ will witness the third edition of Covelong Point Surf and Music Festival from 18-20 September this year. For the first …

Climber Richard Kher died due to rappelling accident

Rescue team head’s assessment indicates that climbers’ may have erred with equipment that led to Richard Kher’s fall at Kistal peak in the Miyar …

ITBP inspector Jot Singh gets India’s top adventure award

The Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award winner 2014 , inspector Jot Singh is a veteran in undertaking expeditions with the border guarding</b> …

Nepal opens Everest to climbers after killer earthquake

Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki will be attempting Everest (south side) this autumn, which opens to climbers for the first time this season after …

Biomechanics of the Outdoor Athlete

In the age of rapidly evolving outdoor sports, athletes deal with injuries while simultaneously growing faster, fitter and stronger. Their bodies are …

Spencer Seabrooke sets world record for longest free solo highline

The Canadian highliner walked a 64 meter long highline without harness, 290 metres above ground across the Chief North Gully Squamish in British …

Indian siblings youngest to trek to Everest Base Camp

A brother and sister aged 5 & 8 become the youngest to trek to Everest Base Camp (5,380mtrs). They were with their parents.<p>Kandarp Sharma (5yrs and …

Trekking guides missing for 48 hrs, found near Hebbe Falls in south India

Two trekking leaders were reported missing last Sunday on the Baba Budangiri trail near the Western Ghats in south India. They were found 2-days …

7th Mussoorie Writers' Mountain Festival in October

Woodstock school will host the seventh edition of Mussoorie Writers’ Mountain Festival from October 22-25. The literary and cultural festival is …

An Indian fleet heads for the 18th Paris-Brest-Paris

Setting a record, 56 Indians will pedal in the upcoming Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP), a 1200 kms cycling event to be completed in 90 hours. The …

Himalaya's Hardest Climb - The Shark's Fin on Meru Central

Mountaineer and photographer Jimmy Chin’s exclusive story of a climb on the spectacular prow of the Shark’s Fin, a.k.a. Meru Central, in India’s …

1st in 25 years - Chloë McCardel does a non-stop triple crossing of English Channel

Covering more than 115 km in under 37 hours, ultra-marathon swimmer Chloë McCardel completes a non-stop triple crossing of the English Channel. She …

Q & A with US climber and BASE jumper Steph Davis

Steph Davis is an American rock climber, BASE jumper and wingsuit flyer based in Moab, Utah. The daughter of an aerospace executive, she started …

Mohit Oberoi: How I swam the English Channel

Climber and triathlete Mohit Oberoi pens a riveting account of his first attempt at the English Channel swim. The first of this two-part series talks …

Mohit Oberoi: How I swam the English Channel (part 2)

In the second of the two-part series, climber and triathlete Mohit Oberoi writes about swimming in the cold, choppy waters of the English</i> …

Yoga helps kids recover from earthquake trauma in Nepal

An Indian yoga practitioner travels to Kathmandu and imparts the practice to earthquake-traumatized kids of a monastery, and discovers it helped them …