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Month December, 2007

Cracking the Ice of Kayaking

Ice Sea Kayking

Mariners say that in the Roaring Forties there is no law, but in the Furious Fifties there is no God. I think we could dispute that. Our journey took us to the heart of this harshest of latitudes and God, or Mother Nature, according to your own beliefs, certainly smiled upon us. For four glorious days anyway, the rest of the time she most definitely let us know she was

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Categories: Kayaking & Canoeing

Blown Away

Sailing Cornwall

Hammering along at almost ten knots, the deck keeled over at a 90° angle in the house-high swell. I ditched the fantasy of sunset sailing with a G&T in hand and reached for the seasickness pills. Torrents of water sprayed the decks, firing icy pellets at my wind-scorched cheeks. Sailing in Cornwall wasn’t proving to be as close to cruising in the Med as

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Categories: Sailing

Trail Finder, Easy to Medium

Hiking Cornwall

Spring is prime time for walking, and there are no limits to the terrain and challenges on which to put your best foot forward in Cornwall. To get you moving we’ve chosen a leisurely route that exposes dramatic coastal scenery scattered with natural wonders, waterside hamlets, watering holes and opportunities for an array of activities.It’s up to you which

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Categories: Hiking

Pulling Power

Kite Buggy Cornwall

Every muscle in my forearms begged for mercy as my eyes danced in time with the ball of colour in the sky. Wrestling with the wind my feet suddenly left the ground and I plummeted headfirst into the sand… This was my initiation into the exciting realm of extreme kite sports – the latest craze to sweep the nation. And having witnessed the kiting scene

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Categories: Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding

Darren Bason Profile

Darren Bason Cornwall

AC: How did it feel to win the world title in Costa Rica?DB: Stoked to say the least. It was a buzz just to surf in such warm conditions, let alone win the event. AC: What marked you out against your competitors?I was pushing the limits just a bit more than the others with some big re-entries and aerial manoeuvres. I was also consistent throughout the competition.AC:

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Categories: Kayaking & Canoeing

Hadlow the World Champion

Kitesurfer Aaron Hadlow

Aaron Hadlow is unstoppable. Since we first spoke to him for this interview, the kitesurfer has won the pro tour in both 2006 and 2007. He is now four times world kitesurf champion. A phenomenal effort for the kitesurfer who grew up in Cornwall. Aaron Hadlow is no ordinary teenager. The kitesurfing superstar was just 15 when he became world champion.

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Categories: Kitesurfing & Kiteboarding

Cornwall’s Winter Sports Revolution

Snowboarder launches from a cliff in Verbier

There’s a winter sports revolution going on in Cornwall. After years in the wilderness, Cornwall’s skiers and snowboarders finally have something to cheer about. Adventure Cornwall investigates.For a place without mountains, hardly any snow and no artificial ski slope, Cornwall hardly springs to mind when talking about winter sports. Yet Cornwall does have a

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Ski Resorts Near Geneva

Skiers in the Alpine resort of Gstaad

We celebrate the launch of a direct flight to the Alps with a guide to some of the best ski resorts close to Geneva.At long last, an airline has come to the rescue of Cornwall’s skiers and snowboarders and provided a much-needed air link with the slopes. Flybe’s flight from Newquay to Geneva is a ‘lifeline’ for snow sports addicts looking for a

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Profile: James Sweet

Cornish snowboarder James Sweet

Cornwall has its very own pro snowboarder. James Sweet has made that magical leap from the beach to the mountains and is flying the flag for Kernow in competitions across Europe. We meet up with the 28-year-old boarder at home in Bude. AC: How long have you been snowboarding?JS: I’ve done eight winters in the Alps!AC: How did you get into it?Growing up around

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Categories: Adventure Sports

Winter Kit

Grivel Spider

We’ve rounded up a selection of essential gear for your winter adventures. There’s equipment here to keep you warm, dry, sure-footed, informed and healthy during your time in the outdoors over the cooler months. Whether for your kit bag or for someone else’s Christmas stocking, this guide features some of the best adventure gear on the market this winter.The Spider

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Categories: Product Reviews

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