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Kayaking in Chicago: Rain, Shine and Snow

A line of kayakers bobbed like baby ducklings in the University of Illinois, Chicago pool, where just an hour earlier 10-year-old swimmers had raced each other, running laps through the […]

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Extreme Sports in a Non-Extreme City

Do you live in a large city? Wonder what it’s like for people who live in places like Boulder, Colorado; Chamonix, France; Wellington, New Zealand or Anchorage, Alaska? Extreme activities […]

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Roaming Free, a Land Rover Parkour Story [Sponsored Video]

Professional Stunt. Performers Shown. Do Not Attempt. Parkour can’t be that hard, right? This clip makes it look easy. And fun! In a new advertisement that brings Land Rover mind […]

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Writing Rocks: The Story Behind Two of Today’s Biggest Climbing Writers

Rock climber, journalist and former editor of Climbing magazine Matt Samet didn’t expect to become a writer. He originally started out studying geology at UC Boulder, but eventually switched to journalism. After […]

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Perfect Getaway Final Round

Argh! It’s the last week of our Nerve Rush treasure hunt, a Perfect Getaway challenge sponsored by Captain Morgan. To enter, you simply have to answer the following riddle about Captain […]


Perfect Getaway: Round Two

Argh Matey! We’re back in week two of our Captain Morgan Treasure Hunt, a real contest with real prizes. To enter this week, you simply have to answer the following […]

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Captain Morgan Treasure Hunt: Clue #1

Ahoy! It’s the first week of our Captain Morgan treasure hunt. The first clue is here and daylight is ticking! So challenge your inner adventurer & start the hunt with […]

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Extreme Treasure Hunting with Captain Morgan

Public service announcement! Over the next few weeks, you’ll have the chance to participate in a treasure hunt. You can win a number of goodies. Think GoPro cameras, sponsored parties […]

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Why Rock Climbing Should Not be an Olympic Sport

It was a cool, July morning in the farthest eastern location of the continental U.S. and my dog and I were trapped between a rising tide and a 100-foot granite […]

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36 Pull-Ups in 60 Seconds: Meet Ron Cooper

Meet Ron Cooper, world record holder for the most number of pull-ups in 60 seconds. Ron competed in Ninja Warrior last year, won a Warrior Dash and has top finishes […]