Stoke for the Advendurist

  • Cancelled... Now What??

    Josh Arthur is sitting at the airport when he gets the email: ‘The Angels Staircase 35/60k in Carleton WA has been cancelled’, (for the 2nd year in a row) due to wildfires. One of the races in the US Skyrunning series, of which, Josh is leading in points; it was an important race for him...

  • What it Takes to Win Red Bull X-Alps

    Anyone who has followed the last few Red Bull X-Alps will tell you the Christian Maurer is a flying machine. But winning an X-Alps isn’t just being in possession of a big set of cojones (male or female, no discrimination - I mean chutzpah), a keen sense of direction (physically and mentally), and an iron will.

  • Now You Can Climb the Eiger (and a number of other peaks)

    Although you might never climb one of these giants in the physical sense, now it's possible to see first hand what it's like scale the famous routes of the Eiger, Matterhorn, and many more.

  • Enduring Tropics on Tap for Adventure Racers

    On the 5th of August, 36 teams will depart on a 700km journey through the Queensland Tropics, an area of Australia that has never before been visited by XPD. Although the expedition format race will push competitors to their physical and mental limits, they will take, at least, some comfort in the fact that the beauty of the area will offset some of the pain of racing for 9 days.

  • Training with Kids



    The boys and I are squeezing in a  four minute Tabata training session (well, I am, they are my "drill sergeants"). My husband is away, and we have 20 minutes before we have to leave for soccer practice. I've been at work all day.  And I am in training. My training schedule requires creativity, as does anyones, but especially those who work "normal" hours while parenting...

  • Earning Every Penny - Trapping in NZ

    I was truly happy to have the work. By the time our extended vacation to New Zealand turned to a permanent move, my family's savings was running a bit low. We were getting pretty close to the time where money-in needed to equal money-out and I'd have taken almost any job that paid me. The fact that this one came with a helicopter commute

  • 450 Kilometres in Swaziland

    In little over a week, 24 teams will set off from the startof Africa's toughest multi-discipline event, the 450-kilometre Expedition Africa adventure race. Hosted in the Kingdom of Swaziland, Expedition Africa will challenge the fitness, skills, mental strength, endurance and navigation of all participants.

    Lisa de Speville
  • World's Toughest Adventure Race Gets Tougher

    It's not enough that athletes must travel through six countries, 10 turnpoints, and 1,038 kilometres, all over one of the world's most difficult to navigate mountain ranges, for the first time in the Red Bull X-Alps history, they are introducing a Prologue.


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