Basically, for the next couple of weeks, Deb & Dave will be having much more fun than either you or me. They’re a part of the FijiMe tour, which also includes Margo and Occhi, Scuba Diver Girls, Bridgette Meinhold, Inhabitat, Stephanie Hicks, PeachyGreen, Megan Finley, Off Beat Bride, Michelle Jerson, NJ 101.5 fm.
The Globetrooper Team are considering a climb of Cerro Aconcagua over the new year and looking for travel partners. Aconcagua is the tallest peak outside the Himalaya at almost 7,000m. It’s not very technical, but it is highly physical. If interested, leave a comment at the GT Aconcagua Trip page.
Remember the guy who cut off his own arm with a blunt pocket knife? The film chronicling his experience, 127 Hours, will hit the big screen on November 5th. Have you had a ‘defining moment’ that changed your life? There are some cool prizes up for grabs from Outside Magazine just for sharing your experience.
Australia won the hosting rights for the Adventure Racing World Championships in 2011 amongst solid competition from many world-renowned adventure events. The bid by Australia’s XPD Expedition Race was successful through strong support from the Tasmanian Government.
Last year Intrepid did almost 10,000 trips, generated $120m in revenue, and recorded profits of $10m. And now, in the company’s 21st year of operation, founders Darrell Wade, 49, and Geoff Manchester, 50, have spoken publicly about floating the company on the ASX, once the market becomes less volatile.
Historical sites around the world that hold significant archaeological and cultural value are at risk. This is due to looting, development pressures, unsustainable tourism, insufficient management, and wars or other conflicts according to a new report out by the Global Heritage Fund.
The search has been called off for 19 times Everest summiteer, Chhewang Nima Sherpa. After using a helicopter to survey the area, the SAR team determined that it was impossible that he could have survived the avalanche that swept him away while fixing ropes at 7,045m on Baruntse.
Spaceport America has just opened. It’s the world’s first facility designed specifically to launch commercial spacecraft, which will be used by Virgin Galactic, the space tourism company set up by Richard Branson. The opening of the facility comes less than two weeks after Virgin Galactic completed the first solo flight of SpaceShip Two.
BLOC Eyewear has become the official eyewear sponsor of the Gobi 2011, a 1,600km on-foot crossing of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. One of the greatest challenges in the desert is to protect oneself from the sun, so while the Gobi 2011 could certainly suffer sun burn and heat stroke, at least we know their eyes will be well protected.
The Cove brings all the drama of a spy movie to its telling of the story of the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji, Japan. But years before the movie, there was just a one girl. One girl with a camera who shot the photos that shocked the world and ultimately led to the making of the film. An interview with Brooke McDonald.
10,000 miles, 21 countries, 3 continents in under 13 days 8 hours and 48 minutes. Last weekend a three-man team left London for Cape Town in an attempt to beat the current record for driving between the two cities. Driving continuously, day and night for nearly two weeks, eating and sleeping in the cramped confines of a Land Rover.
ThePlanetD is hosting a photography tour through Rajasthan in consultation with Wire India. This is what Deb and Dave had to say on their blog:
We will focus on not only getting that perfect shot that you can finally hang on your wall, but encourage people to integrate with society.