Yearly Archives: 2014

On Top of The World

Ten hikes in the Canadian Rockies by mountain man Ricky Forbes: http://rockiesoutdoors.com/2014/12/16/ten-great-summer-hikes-in-the-canadian-rockies

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Chilling History

The men who hunted the elusive Northwest Passage. From mythical maps to doomed expeditions and disputed cannibalism, a new exhibition chronicles man’s many attempts to find the Arctic channel http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/nov/20/chilling-history-exhibition-northwest-passage

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How Canadian Soldiers on Bikes Won War

The Canadian army trained soldiers on bikes to perform all kinds of tasks in the First World War. http://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/remembrance-day-special-canadian-corps-cyclist-battalion/

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An Eccentric Builder of Bicycles

Giuseppe Marinoni builds bikes for the cognoscenti. http://www.macleans.ca/culture/movies/of-pedals-and-metals-in-search-of-bike-maestro-giuseppe-marinoni/

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Storms, Avalanche Kill 12 in Nepal

Snow storms and an avalanche have killed at least 12 trekkers, many of them in Thorung La, the highest pass in the Himalayas. It is part of the Annapurna Circuit. Story is here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29625605

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Man Pedals Rickshaw to Himalayas

Rickshaw driver travels 7,000 kilometers to high pass in the Himalayas. I wonder whether he ccan take me with him. http://www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data/international/2014/October/international_October164.xml&section=international

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World’s Scariest Path?

This mountainside path in southern Spain may be the scariest in the world. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/spain/11096676/Caminito-del-rey-Worlds-scariest-footpath-to-re-open.html

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