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16 February 1979, Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi is an Italian professional motorcycle racer and multiple MotoGP World Champion.

15 February 1999, Henry Way Kendall

Henry Way Kendall was a leading American physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1990

Adventure knives! And the winners are…

The winners for the Outer Edge competition run together with AussieKnives.com are:

14 February, Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Happy Valentine’s Day to anyone who found someone to share his or her adventures with!

9 February 1895, first Volleyball game

 

On February 9, 1895, in Massachusetts (USA), William G. Morgan (in the top left circle), a YMCA physical education director, created a new game called Mintonette as a pastime to be played indoors and by any number of players.

3 February 1943 and 1902, Wanda Rutkiewicz and Charles Augustus Lindbergh

Wanda Rutkiewicz (February 4, 1943 – May 12–13, 1992) was a Polish mountain climber. She was the first woman to successfully climb the summits K2 and Mount Everest.

21 January 1885, Umberto Nobile

Umberto Nobile was an Italian aviator, aeronautical engineer and Arctic explorer.

15 January 1919, Maurice Herzog

Maurice Herzog was an alpinist who became the first men to conquer a peak of a more than 26,000-feet mountain: Annapurna, in the Himalayas.

13 January 2009, Nancy-Bird Walton

Nancy-Bird Walton was a pioneering Australian aviator, and was the founder and patron of the Friends of Australian Women Pilots’ Association (AWPA).

11 January 2008, Sir Edmund Hillary

Well, George, we knocked the bastard off

10 January 2007, Bradford Washburn

I wouldn’t last thirty minutes climbing solo
Bradford Washburn

9 January 2009, Rob Gauntlett

On the 9th of January 2009, Rob Gauntlett, tragically died with his climbing companion James Atkinson, while ice climbing in the Alps.

Laika Adventure Travel App

Laika is a fantastic new travel app that will help you discover new worlds through a beautifully designed image based search engine and gives you access to the world’s largest

Adventure Travel Spotlight – Hidden Gems

Bulgaria’s mountainous terrain is the perfect landscape for the adventure traveller. From hiking and climbing in summer and its amazing Winter skiing ,

​ULTRA-TRAIL RACE REPORT

By Dan Lewis
 
On his Facebook page just a few days before his greatest victory, Spaniard Pau Capell posted a message with a photograph of himself

Human Arrow flies in Wingsuit over Great Wall of China

American base jumper and wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss flew over the Great Wall performing the Human Arrow stunt in his latest daring challenge. The

SURFERS WITNESS STABBING

World’s leading surfers, including reigning women’s world champion Carissa Moore, witness shooting of a man in Rio near World Surf League Event.
Surf magazine Stab 

STAND UP ON EVEREST

On the 16th April 2016, Mount Everest Base Camp played host to “Stand up on Everest”, where 4 comedians, Martin Mor, Wayne Deakin, Mickey D& Tom Wrigglesworth

Kelly Slater’s Perfect Wave

World surfing champion Kelly Slater has spent more than two decades traveling the world and surfing the best breaks in the most ideal conditions.Kelly Slater spent more than

Snorkel Hot Spot – Great Barrier Reef Islands

The world heritage-listed natural wonder stretching through the paradise of islands and reefs of blinding blues and greens runs parallel with Queen

2016 Ski Season to kick off with a powdery start? ​

Australia’s 2016 snow season is about to kick off on the Queen’s Birthday Weekend, but decent snow falls are yet to arrive. What’s the outlook for the season?

Ultra-Runner’s Caribbean Bubble Burst

Iranian born ultra-runner Reza Baluchi has been rescued off the east coast of Florida recently, for the second time in three years, after he failed to run to

X-tri world champs six months away from making history

Just six months until Australia hosts the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in a series of firsts for off-road tri’s

K4 and K2 crews win World Cup silver

The Australian men’s K4 1000 sprint canoe team has won silver at a World Cup event in the Czech Republic on Sunday, as it continues its build up towards

Pilot Translator – Amazing new technology for travellers ​

Being lost in translation has happened to everyone while traveling, even us, and that’s exactly how this genius idea was born. Waverly Labs

The Closest Island to Paradise – The Isle of Pines – South Pacific

The Isle of Pines is an island located in the Pacific Ocean, in New Caledonia. The island is part of he commune of L’Île

WORLD’S CHEAPEST HOLIDAY DESTINATION – CAMBODIA​ ​

There’s a lot to consider when budgeting for a holiday. While cheap accommodation and cheapest flights are

Everest Climbing Death Toll at 5 within first week of Season

The 2016 Mt. Everest climbing season has claimed its first victims. The body of one of two Indian nationals who went missing on

Human Arrow flies in Wingsuit over Great Wall of China

American base jumper and wingsuit pilot Jeb Corliss flew over the Great Wall performing the Human Arrow stunt in his latest daring challenge. The

TRUE GRIT MILITARY OBSTACLE SERIES ABOUT TO KICK OFF ​

True Grit is the first Australian designed military style obstacle course, and has been designed by

IOC EXECUTIVE BOARD SUPPORTS TOKYO 2020 PACKAGE OF NEW SPORTS FOR IOC SESSION

The executive board of the IOC has supported the proposal to add the

APP FOCUS : HITLIST Cheap Flight Deals, Airline Tickets and Last Minute Flights

Hitlist is an APP that is focussed on helping users track down bargain airfares for cities on their

SOLOMON ISLANDS TOURISM INDUSTRY ON THE RISE

The Solomon Islands tourism industry has enjoyed one of its best ever starts to a year with combined international visitor arrivals for the

SNOWBOARD FEATURE – FALLS CREEK

Falls Creek is a beginner & intermediate friendly snowboarding spot, with almost 80% of the resort dedicated to amateur snowboarders. The

THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST ADVENTURE RACE RETURNS IN 2017

Red Bull X-Alps is back! Applications to compete in the 2017 edition of the race across the Alps are open from July 01 to August 31

DOMETIC ANNOUNCE 2016 ‘FOLLOW THE SUN’ WINNERS

Three lucky winners from Adelaide, Cairns and Innisfail are celebrating winning the road trip of a lifetime after being

DIGITAL DETOX TOURS – LEAVE YOUR PHONE AT HOME

In a move that might seem paradoxical, a new survey showing that travellers are tightly attached to their mobile devices has

TRAVEL FEATURE NEPAL – A MOST UNIQUE PART OF ASIA

NEPAL: When you think of Nepal, you probably first think of it as the gateway to Everest, but it’s a country that has an

#NEWS: #TRAVEL #FEATURE #FIJINOW

BULA! – WELCOME TO FIJI.

The heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is blessed with 333 tropical islands that are home to happiness. Famous for its affordable

TIM VAN BERKEL AND JODIE SWALLOW WIN ASIA PACIFIC IRONMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

TIM VAN BERKEL AND JODIE SWALLOW WIN ASIA PACIFIC IRONMAN

ONLINE NATIONAL PARK MAP LIBRARY

The National Park Service in the USA publishes tons of great free maps and one national park ranger has collected them all, and made them available on one website, for the

#NEWS: SCOTT’S ALPS2OCEAN CYCLE TRAIL CHARITY RIDE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Scott’s Charity Ride of Alps2Ocean Cycle Trail has opened for registration. The second Scott’s Charity

#NEWS #TRAVEL

#DRONE INVASIONS BRING AIRPORTS TO STANDSTILL

Airports are going into defence mode, and being shut down due to an increased number of drones flying too close to

#TRAVEL #NEWZEALAND #WHITEWATERSLEDGING ​- THE MOST FUN YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER HAD

There are probably hundreds or  thousands of sports out there you’ve

#NEWS: #TECH: #STEEP – RELEASE OPEN WORLD GAME THAT COMBINES A VARIETY OF EXTREME SPORTS

For those of us who love the rush of a downhill

#NEWS: CALGARY PLANES FLY TO SOUTH POLE FOR RISKY RESCUE MISSION

Two Calgary bush planes are flying to the South Pole in a rare and risky mission to rescue a worker

#NEWS #SNOWREPORT2016

Although the 2016 Ski Season started off a little ‘snow’ the outlook is good after the east coast Antarctic blast that hit us over the last week. With a second cold front predicted later in the week and

​#TRAVEL #FEATURE AMAZING MEXICO

Mexico; the home of tequila, tacos, nachos, Coronas and those little annoying yappy bitey dogs, but also the home of some of the best holiday destinations this earth has to provide.

​#TRAVEL # NEWS

BIG SMOKE BOTTLE BOAT BEGINS LONG JOURNEY NORTH FROM SYDNEY HARBOUR THIS THURSDAY!

20,000 plastic wine bottles. 5 Sydney city-slickers. A 4,300 kilometre

#news #travel #turkey #travelalert

Turkey Travel Advice For Australians After Airport Attack

AUSTRALIANS are being urged to reconsider their need to travel to Istanbul

#NEWS #CLIMBING

360° CLIMBING ROUTES OF MOUNT EVEREST’S NOW AVAILABLE!

Mount Everest’s southern climbing route, beginning at the Nepalese base camp up to the peak of the mountain has recently been

#NEWS #OLYMPICS #RIO2016

67 RUSSIANS APPLY FOR EXEMPTIONS TO BAN FROM #RIO2016 OLYMPICS

Rio 2016 opens in six weeks, but the daily reports of political scandal, threats

#news #ultrarunning #world #westernstates100

Jim Walmsley’s Western States 100 Disappearance.

26-year-old Jim Walmsley was on pace

#travel #feature #VisitMicronesia

Micronesia is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean.
It has a shared cultural history with two other

#travel #news

Man Dies Trying To Take Photo Atop Machu Picchu

A GERMAN tourist plunged 200 meters to his death while posing for a photo at the summit of Machu Picchu, police said. Oliver Paps had asked another tourist to

#NEWS #TRAVEL

BAHAMAS, NEW ZEALAND, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES,  ISSUE U.S. TRAVEL ADVISORY OVER RACIAL TENSIONS

A number of countries have now issued rare travel advisories for citizens

#news #climbing #mteverest #everest

Indian Couple Accused Of Faking Everest  Summit Climb

An Indian couple who claimed they conquered the world’s highest peak

#news #climbing #swissalps

Retired Teacher Plunged 1,000ft To Death While Climbing In The Alps

Climbers have been left stunned after Des Rubens died when a loose rock caused him to plunge on

#NEWS #ADVENTURE

THE NORTH FACE ADVENTURE GRANT 2017 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The North Face, the world’s premier supplier of authentic, technically innovative outdoor

#NEWS #TRAVELALERT FOR FRANCE & BELGIUM

FRANCE – EXERCISE A HIGH DEGREE OF CAUTION

Latest advice, 15 July 2016

Smarttraveller Australia

#TRAVEL #FEATURE

ISLANDS OF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF & AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE

UNDOUBTEDLY Australia’s most remarkable natural gift, the Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of

​#NEWS #TRAVEL #BREXIT

WHAT #BREXIT MEANS FOR AUSTRALIANS WITH  BRITISH PASSPORTS

#Brexit has recently officially won out through referendum, with 52 per cent of British voters opting

NEWS #TRIATHLON #CROSS #ITU

SNOWIES PREPARE TO SHINE ON THE WORLD STAGE

As the very best of  the world’s off road athletes prepare to #GetDirtyDownUnder

#NEWS #FASHION #ADVENTURE #CLOTHING

AUSTRALIAN FASHION FIRST: MOUNTAIN DESIGNS PRESENTS INNOVATIVE CLOTHING RANGE MADE FROM RECYCLED OYSTER SHELLS

​Pop Up Gazebo – Every Adventure Deserves Shade

Whether you’re an enthusiastic explorer, tired globetrotter or just a rambunctious rover, by now we’re sure you’ve had a moment where you’ve

#TravelFeature Aloha from Hawaii.

The fresh, floral air will energise you. The warm, tranquil waters will refresh you. The breathtaking, natural beauty will renew you.  There’s no place on earth like Hawaii.

#NEWS #ULTRARUNNER KARL MELTZER WILL TAKE ON THE AT SPEED RECORD (AGAIN)

The champion ultrarunner will leave nothing to chance on his third Appalachian

#News #Rio #Olympics #Rio2016: Ultimate Guide to Rowing and Canoe/Kayak events​

The splash and dash of the canoe/kayak sprint always brings plenty of thrilling

#NEWS #TRAVELALERT FOR TURKEY & KOSOVO

TURKEY – EXERCISE A HIGH DEGREE OF CAUTION
ANKARA AND ISTANBUL – RECONSIDER YOUR NEED TO TRAVEL
PROVINCES OF

#News

Souvenir hunters urged to return parts of Fedor Konyukhov’s hot air balloon

The 65 year old russian adventurer who broke a world hot air balloon record for the fastest

#TravelFeature Discover Dubai

Dubai is well known as playground for rich and famous, and for those of us struggling in working class Australia can mean that holidaymakers telling friends of a pending visit

#News #Travel ​Twelve Injured In Music Festival Bomb Attack In Germany

A suicide bomber has injured 12 people, three of them seriously,after blowing himself up near a music

#News #Sports ​2016 TamborineMountain Hinterland Sports Festival Registrations Open

Registrations for the 2016 Tamborine mountain hinterland sports festival

#News #Travel #Climbing #MtEverest ​Nepal Govt sets new rules for mountaineers

Nepal is considering to ban lone mountaineers from climbing peaks, including Mt Everest, to minimise

#News #Travel #Boeing

Boeing Forecasts Over 30,000 New Pilots A Year Will Be Needed As Travel Soars

Global airlines will need to hire 30,850 pilots a year for the next two decades to

Tongue-In-Cheek Campaign Calls Snow Addicts To The NZ Southern Lakes

(Press Release)
A lively digital campaign starring NZ ski legends Janina Kuma and Byron

#news Virtual Reality Time Travel App Timelooper Makes History In Queensland

A virtual reality time travel app has become the first international start-up to take advantage of an initiative

#news #truegrit #adventurerace #nightattack True grit night attack hits the Gold Coast in 2016.

5kms / 17kms + obstacles / UV lighting fx / smoke machines / music /

#news #rio2016

Explosion at Rio’s Maracanã Olympic stadium.

Bomb disposal experts took no chances when a suspicious package at the venue set to host the Olympic opening

#News #Skydiving This Man Jumped Out Of A Plane With No Parachute

American Luke Aikens has leapt into the void at 7,600 metres with no parachute or wingsuit, becoming the first skydiver in the world to

#news #REDARC introduces new solar blanket range

REDARC introduces new solar blanket range

South Australian based manufacturing company; REDARC are excited

IOC APPROVES FIVE NEW SPORTS FOR OLYMPIC GAMES TOKYO 2020​

THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC) TODAY AGREED TO ADD BASEBALL/SOFTBALL, KARATE, SKATEBOARD,

#news #Rio2016 Update

There is plenty of Olympic action in the pool and an excellent chance of Australian gold in the equestrian.

It is another big day in

#news # TRVL is aiming to shake up the travel industry

Amsterdam-based TRVL is aiming to shake up the travel industry by turning you (and that guy, and the lady over there and that chap over there, too) into a travel

#news #Strava Beacon App Launch

Strava, the maker of a popular cycling and running app that is one of the few holdouts in an era of health and fitness acquisitions, has just added a nifty safety feature to its

#News – IRONMAN TO ACQUIRE WORLD-RENOWNED CAPE EPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE STAGE RACE

IRONMAN TO ACQUIRE WORLD-RENOWNED CAPE EPIC MOUNTAIN BIKE

#Travel News – Explore Ecuador’s Treasures – Galápagos & Quito Afloat

Curious Traveller Presents The Best Of Galápagos
Explore Ecuador’s Treasures – Galápagos & Quito

#NEWS – New Plastic Ski Slope Opens up a New Year-Round Ski Season

Ski a plastic slope, no snow needed. A ski hill in Minnesota is set to open a year-round slope that requires no snow;

#NEWS #Zika: Australia issues Singapore travel warning for pregnant women as virus spreads

Singapore: The Australian government has warned pregnant women to defer non-essential travel to

Rio 2016: Katie Kelly, Maddison Elliott win Paralympics gold for Australia​

#News: Katie Kelly has won gold for Australia in the PT5 triathlon at the Paralympics, while Maddison Elliott has

MAKING SOMETHING FROM NOTHING

#News: The launch of the Scrubba™ weightless wallet
An upcycled travel/sports wallet that is essentially formed from nothing and weighs almost nothing

Lance Armstrong helps create new Aspen mountain bike event

#News: Lance Armstrong helps create new Aspen mountain bike event
A new mountain-biking event that features some

Rio Paralympics 2016: Iranian Para-cyclist dies after crash

#News: Iranian Para-cyclist dies after a crash during the men’s C4-5 road race at the Rio Paralympics.
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