Extreme Outdoors

extreme events

Out-of-the-ordinary events lined up for 2013

A number of different endurance events could prove popular with fitness enthusiasts looking for a change this year.
Man completes 600-mile Scottish watershed run

Man completes 600-mile Scottish watershed run

An ultra-runner has completed a gruelling 600-mile coast to coast run across Scotland's watershed.
Snow capped mountains

Avalanche text service opens for Scottish walkers

Walkers looking to scale some of Scotland's more treacherous mountains can now sign up for a text service.
Rock climbers

More middle-aged men tackling extreme sports

An increasing number of middle-aged men are turning to extreme outdoors challenges in Britain, reports Mail Online.
Pogo sticking freestyle

Pogo sticking freestyle

New style super bouncy pogo sticks such as Vurtegos and Flybars can reach heights up to 8 feet and result in some extreme freestyle pogo stick stunts.
Mini moto whacky races

Mini moto whacky races

Racing on miniature motorbikes, otherwise known as Mini moto whacky races
Alone on the Wall

Alone on the Wall

It's hard to describe the unbelievable climbing feats of Alex Honnold, one of the world's greatest big wall solo free climbers.
British Mountaineering Council urges helmet consideration

British Mountaineering Council urges helmet consideration

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has kicked off its new campaign to encourage climbers to wear a helmet, grough.co.uk reports.
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