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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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Cool 3D Video of Mount Everest

This video will give you an idea what the climb to the summit of Mount Everest entails without losing your breath. http://everestavalanchetragedy.com/mt-everest-journey.html

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Wade Davis and His View of The World

Author and explorer Wade Davis has been named a professor of anthropology at the University of British Columbia. UBC has made an excellent choice. His books are fascinating and recount humanity’s many accomplishments and the difficult challenges ahead. Read the

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Avalanche kills 12 on Mount Everest

The climbing season is in full swing on the Nepal side of Mount Everest. And climbing to the summit of the world’s highest mountain remains as dangerous as ever. This is the New York Times story on the latest tragedy:

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Rate of Commuting to Work Remains Low in UK

Despite success of competitive cyclists on international scene, surge in cycling to work fails to materialize in UK. Blame is placed on a lack of infrastructure. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/26/commuter-cycling-fails-census-data-uk

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Montreal’s workshop on cycling

Vélo-Québec will present Bike Lab Montreal, a two-day workshop on cycling for aficionados who want to spread and formalize bike-riding far and wide.  Seminars will feature transportation planners, engineers, architects, designers and decision-makers. The workshop takes place on June 2-3,

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The Running of the Bikes

Montreal’s Tour de l’Ile hits 30 The Tour de l’Ile, the feature event of the 30th Running of The Bikes (Feria du vélo), will be held in Montreal on Sunday, June 1, and is expected to attract tens of thousands

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More Security at Everest Base Camp

Nepal plans to increase security at Everest Base Camp to regulate disputes among climbers and guides. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/nepal/10653549/Nepal-tightens-controls-of-climbers-after-Everest-brawl.html 

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Ski Marathon Plans New Route

The Canadian Ski Marathon is planning a change to its course in two years on its the 50th anniversary. The CSM wants the Mont-Tremblant-Montebello trail pioneered by Herman Jackrabbit Johanssen to replace the Gatineau-Montebello leg. Johanssen cut many trails in

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Good Conditions for Canadian Ski Marathon

Conditions are expected to be excellent for the 48th Canadian Ski Marathon on February 8 and 9. The marathon, which runs 160 kilometres through the rolling hills of the Quebec side of the Ottawa River Valley, usually draws about 2,000

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