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Month November, 2007

Explore the Outdoors

Explore the Outdoors logo

A new adventure sports and travel show called ‘Explore the Outdoors’ will be staged just across the Tamar in Plymouth this coming February.The exhibition is being organised in partnership with 97FM Plymouth Sound and will be held at the Plymouth Pavilions on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February.With its proximity to Dartmoor, the Devon coast and Cornwall,

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Surfers Fight BA Ban

David Davis MP and the BSA's Duncan Scott outside Parliament

Surfers opposed to British Airways’ new ban on surfboards and other sporting have taken their campaign to the airline’s HQ and the Houses of Parliament to put pressure on the national carrier to reverse its decision. From 06 November onwards passengers can no longer check-in large sporting items such as surfboards, hang gliders, windsurf boards and sails or

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Runner Tackles Snowdonia

Martin Holland at the finish line in Snowdonia

This winter Falmouth student Martin Holland is attempting to run Britain’s six hardest marathons in six months to raise money for the wildlife charity WWF. He had never run a marathon before, but on Saturday 27th October he completed the first of the six: the Snowdonia Marathon, Britain’s hardest road race. This is his story.On the morning of the race I

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Bennet Rules the Waves

Will Bennet receives trophy

Watergate kitesurfer Will Bennet proved unstoppable as he surfed his way to victory in the British Kite Surf Association’s Wavemaster Championships at Porthcawl in South Wales.Now in its 3rd year, the event sees some of the country’s finest kitesurfers compete against each other in the waves.Although Bennet is considered to be one of the country’s finest

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Categories: Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding

BA Bans Adventure Kit

Surfboard

British Airways has come under fire from surfers and other adventurers following its decision to ban sports items, such as surfboards, canoes and windsurfing equipment, from all its flights.Bizarrely only certain items have been disallowed. Travellers can still take skis, snowboards and bikes on board. It's no surprise then that the UK's surfing community is up

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Profile: Ben West

South West climber Ben West is scaling new heights on the international climbing scene. A former British team member and current coach for the South West junior team, the 21-year-old climber talks to Adventure Cornwall about his experiences.AC: When did it all start for you?BW: When I was 14. I went climbing with my school and just loved it. We were supposed to climb

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Categories: Rock Climbing

Climbing in Sennen

Rock Climber at Sennen © Mike Newman

Rock climbers flock to Cornwall to experience sea cliff climbing. We sent our adventurer to Sennen to see what all the fuss is about.The rock glowed red in the late afternoon sun as the deep blue sea pounded the granite beneath me. I clung on to the sheer rock face, short of breath thanks to ample doses of adrenaline, exertion and fear. I was over fifty feet up, trying

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Categories: Rock Climbing


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