Colin Jones

7,199 Flips | 5 Magazines | 44 Likes | 2 Following | 2,580 Followers | @cojo71 | The greatest pleasure in life, is to vanquish your enemies, and chase them before you, rob them of their wealth, and have those dear to them bathed in tears...(Genghis Khan) I work in the 4x4 industry and my hobbies include Parachuting, Climbing, Diving, Mountain Biking and Snow Boarding. When not out having a blast, throw in a little poetry, Art and photography. Live is to be lived so get out and do it.

Will drones change the face of mountaineering and freeriding forever?

The unexpected hero on a recent rescue on the fearsome 8,000m K2 peak was a drone, which helped locate a missing climber. Will they change high …

British and Ukrainian paragliders die after colliding in midair

A respected British paraglider has died after colliding in midair with another pilot during a competition in Macedonia.<p>Innes Powell, 54, and Igor Volov, a 56-year-old Ukrainian, collided before the final race of the British Open in Kruševo on Friday.<p>Both men were fatally injured after falling to …

Paraglider

The winners of Scuba Diving Magazine’s underwater photo contest are unreal

Even if you’re an avid photographer, you might not have dabbled in underwater photography. This niche photo contest, sponsored by <i>Scuba Diving</i> …

Scuba Diving

Climbers Have Finally Conquered Latok’s North Ridge

After four decades of attempts by some of the world’s top alpinists, Latok I’s North Ridge has finally been conquered. A team comprised of Slovenians Ales Cesen and Luka Strazar and Briton Tom Livingstone, completed their historic ascent with a safe return to base camp on August 11, according to a …

Mountaineering

Proposed law to give authorities access to your phone

The draft legislation, released today, has been a long time coming after the Turnbull government last year vowed to crack down on criminals and …

Privacy

China’s all-out war on itself

First they moved on Tibet. Its ancient spirituality and unique identity has been suppressed for decades. Its remaining leadership has long since been …

China

Taliban Kill More Than 200 Afghan Defenders on 4 Fronts: ‘a Catastrophe’

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan government forces lost more than 200 officers and soldiers in fighting over the past three days as Taliban insurgents launched sustained attacks on four different fronts.<p>The hardest-hit area was the southeastern city of Ghazni, where more than 100 police officers and …

Afghanistan

Three climbers, two crew die in Tajikistan helicopter crash

DUSHANBE (TAJIKISTAN) (AFP) -<p>Three Russian climbers and two Tajik crew members have died in a helicopter "hard landing" in Tajikistan's remote mountainous region, emergency services said Monday.<p>Twelve other climbers and a third crew member survived the accident, which took place on Sunday at 1130 …

Climbing

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Mountains

Editor-in-Chief Dennis Lewon reflects on an alpine education.When George Mallory<b></b> was preparing for his third attempt on Mt. Everest in 1923, a …

Mountaineering

Dozens dead in Yemen as bus carrying children hit by airstrike

Saudi Arabia is facing an international outcry after at least 29 children were among dozens of civilians killed by a US-backed Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a bus in Yemen’s Houthi rebel-held north.<p>The attack was the latest coalition bombing raid to hit civilians; previous airstrikes have …

Middle East

Underwater oasis: where to dive in Oman

With more than 2000km of coastline, Oman is a spectacular dive destination with many of the same species of coral and marine life as the Red Sea, but a fraction of the visitors.<p>What lures scuba divers to Oman’s underwater world is the greatest diversity of marine species in the Arabian Sea, which …

Scuba Diving

“The doomsday clock is ticking.”

Asia is at risk of descending into a region-wide crisis with global implications, a leading expert in Asia-Pacific affairs has warned.<p>Dr Brendan …

China

Israel sees Syrian army growing beyond pre-civil war size

MEROM GOLAN, Golan Heights (Reuters) - Israel's defence minister said on Tuesday that Syria was building up its ground forces beyond their pre-civil war size, an assessment that suggests President Bashar al-Assad's army has recovered from a critical manpower shortage earlier in the war.<p>The Syrian …

Middle East

Syrian Rocket Scientist Reportedly Assassinated By Israel's Mossad

A top Syrian weapons engineer killed over the weekend when a bomb in his car exploded was the victim of a targeted assassination by Israel's spy agency, <i>The New York Times</i> reports.<p>Aziz Asbar, who the Times describes as "one of Syria's most important rocket scientists," and Israel's Haaretz calls "a …

Middle East

A coral reef cemetery is home to life in the afterlife

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A year after Will and Daniel Payne lost their mom, and nearly two decades since their father's death, it was time to follow their wishes for the afterlife.<p>As they board a boat with three generations of family, the brothers slip into flippers and de-fog their masks. Will, …

Scuba Diving

<em>Backpacker</em> Picks the Ultimate Mountaineering Kit

<i>Backpacker</i> magazine has always done a great job when it comes to testing and reviewing outdoor gear. Over the years, its been a reliable source when …

Backpacking

This Intense Film Details Iconic Climber Conrad Anker’s Heart Attack at 22,000 Feet

<b>Conrad Anker is one of the greatest climbers of his generation</b>, with countless iconic ascents and projects attached to his name. But this film done …

Mountaineering

The Skinny on Charter Vacations

To the uninitiated, chartering can seem expensive, complicated and confusing. It’s not. In fact, it can be surprisingly affordable for families, …

Sailing

Australian missing on NZ mountain

THERE are grave fears for the welfare of an Australian man missing on a New Zealand mountain.<p>The 29-year-old was reported missing on Monday after …

Climbing

Stranded Russian climber 'hallucinated' during Pakistan ordeal

<b>A Russian climber who spent six days stranded on a mountain after his climbing partner fell to his death has described how he hallucinated that he had returned safely home, as avalanches continued around him.</b><p>Alexander Gukov was stuck at a height of nearly 6,300m (20,670ft) at Latok 1 in Pakistan's …

Mountaineering

US plane heads to N. Korea for war remains: Report

A US aircraft flew to North Korea Friday to collect the remains of American troops killed in the Korean War, the South's Yonhap news agency reported, …

North Korea

South Korea summons Chinese official after air zone intrusion

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea summoned a Chinese embassy official on Friday to lodge a complaint over a Chinese military aircraft flying in the South's air defense territory, the third such incident this year, the defense ministry said.<p>South Korea scrambled fighter jets to intercept a Chinese plane …

North Korea

Travel Tip: Dangerous Diving Sites Around the World

<i>Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Travel Tip: Dangerous Diving Sites Around the World</i>The good news of the rescue of the trapped …

Scuba Diving

K2 climber Jason Black lost two colleagues on the world’s second highest mountain

Donegal athlete one of first two Irish mountaineers to make safe descent of hazardous peak<p>5 minutes ago<p>When Jason Black became only the second Irish …

Mountaineering

Shark Alley

Shark Alley is famous for being one of the top commercial cage-diving destinations in the world. This is not surprising, given that it is home to one …

Scuba Diving

Poland’s Andrzej Bargiel becomes the first to ski down from summit of K2

Andrzej Bargiel has skied his way into the record books by becoming the first man to descend one of the world’s highest mountains.<p>The 30-year from Poland made his way down from the summit of K2 to its base camp on Sunday (July 22).<p>The 8,611-metre mountain is the second-highest on the planet and the …

Europe

Silk Way Rally: Harry Hunt shines in the rain

Britain's Harry Hunt (Peugeot 3008 DKR Maxi No 107) shone brightly in the rain to win the third stage of the Silk Way Rally.<p>Hunt takes over the lead in the car class following a day to forget for Nasser Al-Attiyah (Toyota Hilux n°101).<p>A happy Hunt said: "It was really wet with a lot of standing …

Trucking

The Lone and Lonely American

It’s bedlam on the docks at the Golden Globe Race Village in Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Storm sails and immersion suits lay strewn along the docks, …

Sailing

Thai cave rescue: Australians divers to be formally honoured at special ceremony in Canberra

The Australian doctors and divers involved in the Thai cave rescue will be formally honoured today at a special ceremony at Government House in …

Australia

‘My 977 days held captive by pirates’

“I got thumped by a wave surfing off Manhattan Beach the other day,” the author of <i>The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast</i> …

Africa