Category Archive: mountaineering

Nov 06

Man climbs Kilimanjaro with a bathtub on his back

Irishman Robbie Dowling climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in an achievement that is hardly noteworthy except for the fact the 57-year-old did it with a companion named Sheila on his back. Sheila is a bathtub. Yes, a bathtub, a 26kg bathtub. “It was a very proud moment for me and for Ireland,” Dowling told The Journal, an online …

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Oct 20

How to clean a hydration bladder

  On a day-to-day basis, staying well-watered feels like a Herculean task (name one person who gets their eight glasses a day without fail). Add in an arduous hike or bike ride and a moldy hydration bladder that makes your water taste like the inside of a sock, and you’ve whipped up a foolproof recipe …

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Sep 26

The 4 most dangerous mountains in the world

This weekend, the big blockbuster movie Everest will arrive in theaters, giving mainstream audiences a look at what it is like to climb the highest mountain on the planet. The film’s plot centers on the notorious 1996 climbing season, which was famously chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s classic mountaineering book Into Thin Air.  RELATED: ‘Everest’ starring …

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Jun 22

Best Adventure hoaxes of all time

You can climb the world’s tallest mountains, discover a passage to China or sail a trimaran around the world, but because your adventure sets you apart from humanity in some way, the rest of us aren’t readily able to check your work. This is where the hoaxers, frauds and mountebanks swoop in. There’s glory to …

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Feb 20

Base jump from Kilimanjaro

 50-year-old Russian extreme mountaineer has made history once again. Valery Rozov is just back from Tanzania, after completing the world’s first BASE jump from the African continent’s highest point, 5,895 meters above sea level: Uhuru point on Mount Kilimanjaro. “I prepared for this jump for one year,” he said shortly after taking off. “So it’s a special feeling when you’re successful, as you can …

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