Colin Jones

7,017 Added | 5 Magazines | 33 Likes | 2 Following | 2,518 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.

The Most Dangerous ‘Death Ridges’ of the Alps That You Have To Know

There’s an insidious side to the magnificence of the Alps. Although many routes are safe and easy to navigate, the unpredictability and remoteness of …

Mont Blanc

4WD almost floods, passengers care about smokes and grog

The video above, which was captured at Redhead Beach in Lake Macquarie in NSW, was posted to Facebook and shows the two men scrambling to save their …


Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planet

There are now twice as many people as 50 years ago. But, as EO Wilson has argued, they can all survive – in cities<p>Discussing cities is like talking about the knots in a net: they’re crucial, but they’re only one part of the larger story of the net and what it’s supposed to do. It makes little sense …


Best Scuba Diving Camera Accessories and Lights

It takes more than just a great camera to capture beautiful underwater images. Our 2018 scuba diving Gear Buyers Guide will help you find the best …

Scuba Diving

Double amputee can attempt Mt. Everest after Nepal lifts ban

After a change of heart, authorities in Nepal are allowing a double amputee who was banned from climbing Mt. Everest to reach his lifelong dream.<p>Hari …


Best Scuba Diving Regulators

You know you’ve found the perfect reg when you barely notice it’s there. Our 2018 scuba diving Gear Guide breaks down the key features and pricing …

Scuba Diving

Trump’s Taiwan travel act spurs military threat from Beijing

It sounds innocuous enough.<p>But it’s prompted a major backlash from Beijing.<p>The prospect of improved relations between the ‘black sheep’ of the …


Newly discovered U.S. WWII wreck filmed by underwater drone

The aircraft carrier USS Lexington was located by a search team funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.


How Hurricane Irma Radically Shifted South Florida Wrecks

<b>Ancient Mariner</b><p>Type: USCG cutter | Length: 165 ft. (50.5 m) | Tonnage: 337 GRT | Construction: Point Pleasant, West Virginia, 1934 | Sunk: June 9, …

Scuba Diving

10 mountain bike products that refuse to die - MBR

It's 2018 people<p>Which of the following things should be killed off? Which should be given a stay of execution? Here’s our rundown of ten …

Mountain Biking

Used car review: Mazda BT-50

Mazda’s BT-50 has been a staple on the Australian ute scene since 2006, securing a loyal following among owners combining work and pleasure.


Man killed by towing strap

The 51-year-old man was assisting a bogged driver near the Gregory River at the Billy Creek Boat Ramp when the tragedy unfolded.<p>Initial reports …

Emergency Medicine

Somalia clans secure peace with death sentences and hefty fines

<b>Two rival Somali clans have signed up to a groundbreaking peace deal which aims to end the cycle of revenge killings.</b><p>Following three weeks of mediation, the rival Sa'ad Yoonis and Ba'iido clans in the disputed Sanaag region reached an agreement on harsh new rules.<p>Now, anyone found guilty of …


Turkey-backed rebels seize Afrin town, says Turkish President Erdogan

Syrian rebels have taken control of the town of Afrin, the Turkish president said. But a Kurdish official has denied that YPG fighters fled, saying …

Middle East

Iraq crisis: Australia to provide weapons to Kurds fighting IS

"The United States government has requested that Australia help to transport stores of military equipment, including arms and munitions, as part of a …

Middle East

Woman Dies After Falling From 200-Foot Waterfall in Cleveland National Forest: OCFA

A woman died after apparently falling 200 feet from a waterfall in the Cleveland National Forest Saturday, according to the Orange County Fire …


Underwater Photography Tips for Strobe Positioning

It’s basic ocean science: Water absorbs color the deeper you go, turning everything into a monotonous blue. A strobe’s “white” light is a game …

Scuba Diving

Why You Should Go Diving in Okinawa, Japan

There’s more to the “Land of the Rising Sun” than amazing cultural experiences and delicious cuisine. Generally speaking, Japan is a very safe …

Scuba Diving

What's it really like to be a Sherpa on Everest?

One of the most experienced Sherpas to ever scale Everest, Lakpa Rita does one the world's most dangerous jobs. Here he talks misconceptions, being …


Avalanche Danger Ends Polish K2 Expedition

The team attempting a first winter summit of the world’s second highest mountain has turned back.<p>After two months of subfreezing temperatures, gale-force winds, and dramatic twists, a team of elite Polish mountaineers is abandoning its historic attempt to summit K2 in winter. The week of March 5, …


Forget BINGO, these seniors are learning to scuba

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- Most senior citizens will do just about anything to avoid being hooked up to an oxygen tank, but 91-year-old Velma Robinson and …

Scuba Diving

Into the dark : Climber recounts terrible choice on Pakistan mountain

Engulfed in a blizzard at 6,000 metres, Denis Urubko screamed into the vast darkness on Pakistan’s “killer mountain” — then, through the wind came a …


Pushing the Limits on a Liveaboard Leads to DCI for this Scuba Diver

Heath didn’t feel right. His arm was numb, and he was dizzy. He needed to get help. Stumbling out of his cabin on the liveaboard dive boat, he …

Scuba Diving

Wreckage of aircraft carrier, USS Lexington, sunk in WWII found in Pacific

More than 200 sailors perished when the USS Lexington sank in 1942's Battle of the Coral Sea. A team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen discovered the wreckage of the WWII aircraft carrier about 500 miles from Australia. USA TODAY


Carlos the Jackal in court for last time

Ilich Ramirez Sanchez will appeal the third life sentence he recevied for a 1974 bombing in Paris that killed two people. The political terrorist has …

Marine Le Pen

Citizen Science Call to Action

Sailor, adventurer and citizen science advocate Matt Rutherford has a line he likes to use when talking about the adventures he and shipmate Nicole …

Arctic Circle


Cressi’s next generation diving mask is equipped with Cressi Fog Stop. This patent-pending membrane surrounds the inner nose pockets, acting as a …

Scuba Diving

How a camera lost and a camera found underwater forged a connection

There is a strong convention among divers about discovered gear: what you find, you try to return<p>This is a story about how, sometimes, everything …

Scuba Diving