Raising the next generation of ADVENTURERS!


In a generation dominated by smart phones and social media users, it’s no wonder parents have trouble getting their kids to unplug and go outside. Growing up, Boy Scouts introduced me to backpacking, rock climbing and whitewater paddling. This laid the foundation for many of the activities I enjoy to this day and love to share with friends and family. I took my three nephews to Peru for their high school graduation in hopes the trip would instill a sense of adventure that they would carry throughout their lives. Their ‘adventure education’ began when they were small and would spend a few weeks with my wife and me each summer. Over the years, I introduced them to sea kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, biking,… Read More →

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Registrations to Open for the AR World Championship 2017


In August 2017 the Cameco Cowboy Tough AR will host the AR World Championship in Wyoming, USA. 50 team spots are available, 24 of those reserved for 2017 ARWS Qualifying teams and the remaining 26 spots wild card entries open on January 15, 2017 and are expected to sell out. Entries can me made online at http://www.cowboytoughwy.com Race Director Mark Harris said “Since the first Cowboy Tough race in 2013 it has been our goal to traverse all the different regions of Wyoming, culminating in a finish in Casper. The plan has been for the first 4 years to be a 3.5-day race, with the fifth year finishing out the Cowboy Tough journey as a 6-day AR. Having it be the… Read More →

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ARWS 2015 Expedition Africa Underway


Expedition Africa, the fourth Qualifying round of the 2015 Adventure Racing World Series (ARWS) has just begun in the Kingdom of Swaziland. ?? teams are now racing over a 450km course of trekking, mountain biking, kayaking and caving. Teams commenced the race this morning officially at the spectacular Sebebe Rock with a 33km canyon trek. On the first day of racing, Team Estonia has taken the lead but is closely followed by two South African teams Jabberwock and Cyanosis Adventure Racing, then the Swedish team Sweco. Watch all the action live at http://www.kineticgear.org Photo Credit: Bruce Viaene

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ARWS Round 2 – Tierra Viva – Beast of Patagonia


Race number two in the 2015 Adventure Racing World Series was Tierra Viva (literally ‘Living Earth’), one of the longest standing members of the series which takes teams to remote and challenging places around the world. This time Patagonia was the setting for teams to explore new locations and the limits of their endurance, and it was European teams who dominated the race. Past races were held in Argentina, but this time Tierra Viva crossed the border to Chile and was based in the adventure sports and tourist town of Pucon. Nineteen teams from 10 nations assembled in the lakeside town which is overlooked by the active Villarica volcano, one of the few in the world with a permanent lava… Read More →

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Entries to the 8th Edition of the world renowned XPD Expedition Race open this Friday 28th of November, at www.xpd.com.au and are expected to sell out quickly. Both novice and professional teams of four from Australia and overseas are eligible to enter XPD. A number of top 10 ranked international teams have already confirmed their attendance, including the French team Raidlight 400, Merrell Adventure Addicts from South Africa, and team BMS from Brazil. The Tropics of North Queensland (QLD) will host to the race from 3 – 14th August 2015. 200+ competitors from around the globe, supported by over 100 staff and volunteers, will undertake a 700km adventure race involving mountain biking, running and kayaking. Teams will experience a course… Read More →

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Winter in the Backcountry


By Justin “Trauma” Lichter There’s a mystique about heading out into the backcountry in the winter. In recent years backcountry skiing has been gaining in popularity, but that still typically doesn’t take people more than a few miles from the road. The allure of the short trip is obvious. Even the most popular backcountry destinations are deserted in the winter. I’ve been to Glacier Point in Yosemite, the Great Smoky Mountains, and the White Mountains, some of the most heavily trafficked areas — and hardly seen a soul. Most people hike and backpack to disconnect, seek solitude, and experience the outdoors. There’s no better time than the winter to achieve this. Don’t be scared to leave the comforts of a… Read More →

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Adventure race leaders, Team Seagate have had a stellar day at the GODZone in Kaikoura racing hard and fast to reach the Hurunui River kayak stage before night fall. With a night zone effective from 8.30pm the team has made the most of a clear day to blast over the Glyn Wye range trek in just under 13 hours. “They are having such a magic time showcasing their racing pedigree in their own home backyard,”says Race Director Warren Bates. “ A couple of hours paddling tonight will take them through the top rapids on the Hurunui and set them up brilliantly for a restart tomorrow morning.” All teams will be forced to camp on the side of the river between… Read More →

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