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Learning parkour in Gaza made me feel free

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 02.02.2017 | Sports
Sarah Illingworth

Ahmad Matar has been doing parkour in the Gaza Strip since he was 10 years old. Now 20, he was inspired to try the extreme sport - which sees particip...

This Romantic Rock Climbing Proposal Will Rock Your World

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.21.2016 | Weddings

You could say Maddy Thorpe and Luis Cardona’s relationship is rock solid. On December 6, Luis planned a romantic proposal for Maddy at Elevation Ro...

Extreme Sports Meet Feldenkrais

Cynthia Allen | Posted 10.12.2016 | Sports
Cynthia Allen

People train hard and risk their lives for these sports. Why?

Excellence In Action: The Freedom And Creative Flow Of Kiteboarding Explored In A New Film

Kara Mulder | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Kara Mulder

According to a much-outdated Encyclopedia, there are over 8,000 sports in the world to which individuals have the opportunity to participate; but few ...

The 2020 Olympics Just Got Way More Extreme

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.03.2016 | Sports

After two years of vetting extreme sports for the Olympics, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday formally approved the inclusion of surfin...

The Most Terrifying Places To Go Bungee Jumping In The World

The Active Times | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
The Active Times

The excitement of outdoor adventure sports is like no other. Individuals enjoy facing their fears, spiking their adrenaline, and in some cases, the thrill of risking their life.

These 22 Images Reveal The Surreal Beauty Of Extreme Sports

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 06.09.2016 | Sports

When the power of man intersects with the beauty of nature, mesmerizing moments are born. And nothing makes those moments possible like extreme sports...

Wind Obsessed: How One Kitesurfer Is Using Data Science to Hack an Extreme Sport

Kara Mulder | Posted 04.12.2016 | Science
Kara Mulder

Wind is among the most necessary elements of kitesurfing -- but it's one of the most difficult to predict with any precision. Although existing forecasting applications do a decent job, one kitesurfer believes he can build a better platform.

5 Reasons Why Kitesurfing Is the Best Sport for the Solo Female Traveler

Kara Mulder | Posted 02.26.2016 | Travel
Kara Mulder

Kitesurfing opens up a new world of incredible travel destinations. As much as endless beaches or deserted islands sound appealing, let's be honest. After three or four days, most travelers are ready to "go do something."

I Almost Died While Skydiving, But It Wasn't Because Of The Skydiving

Peter Shankman | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Shankman

I nearly died last Saturday while making a skydive. Now, this technically isn't anything new -- When you think about it, every time I skydive, I h...

Top 5 Wellness Travel Trends for 2016

Susie Ellis | Posted 02.15.2017 | Travel
Susie Ellis

At Spafinder Wellness 365 we recently released our Global Spa & Wellness Trends Forecast, the guide to the top trends poised to shape the wellness, hospitality, travel and spa industries in 2016.

Watch Wingsuited Model Soar Between Two Skyscrapers In Death-Defying Stunt

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.19.2015 | Weird News

Wingsuit pilot Roberta Mancino soared between two skyscrapers in Panama City for her latest death-defying stunt. Breathtaking footage posted online Th...

Watch: Skier Survives Terrifying 1,600 Foot Fall

HuffPost Canada | Nico Pitney | Posted 11.12.2015 | Sports

A Canadian skier is lucky to be alive after a terrifying fall of 1,600 feet. Ian McIntosh was shooting a ski and snowboard film in Alaska's Neacola mo...

7 Life Lessons Learned From Whitewater Rafting

Grace Bluerock | Posted 09.24.2016 | Sports
Grace Bluerock

There's no other recreational sport quite as exciting, yet humbling, as whitewater rafting. It's one of those activities that takes the non-adventurous person out of their comfort zone from the moment they step into the raft until the moment they pull the boat safely back to the shore.

A Rad Life in the World of BMX

Bill Allen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Bill Allen

I first became aware of BMX (bicycle motocross) in the spring of 1985. Having been chosen for the lead role in famed action director Hal Needham's next film, RAD, I soon got a crash course in extreme sports.

Watch Skateboarder Shred A Downhill Run At 70 MPH

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.08.2015 | Weird News

Skateboarder Zak Maytum is a picture of flying flannel as he barrels down a Colorado incline at speeds approaching 70 miles an hour, according to the ...

BASE Jumper's Parachute Hooked Directly Into His Flesh (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.04.2015 | Weird News

Josh Miramant is hooked on BASE jumping -- and those hooks are sunk into his back. In May, the 28-year-old completed a 380-foot jump from a cliff in T...

Here's One Use For An Abandoned Football Stadium

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.09.2015 | Sports

The future of the Silverdome, the abandoned and crumbling stadium where the Detroit Lions once played, is uncertain. In the meantime, however, it make...

Going Against the Flow: Nik Wallenda, Extreme Funambulist

Charu Sharma | Posted 06.08.2016 | San Francisco
Charu Sharma

Nik Wallenda is a 7th generation member of the legendary Wallenda family. Known world-wide for his incredible feats upon the high wire and beyond, Nik is the holder of 10 world records.

The 'Point Break' Trailer Is Pretty Much An Extreme Sports Doc

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment

Skydiving through tons of cash, scaling mountains with bare hands, wingsuiting from high cliffs, racing from an avalanche on a bike -- these are just ...

A Mad Way South: Kite Buggying Across the Sahara

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.17.2016 | Travel
Stefan Simanowitz

News that a madcap team of British adventurers have used snow kites to break the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland's ice cap reminds me of another record breaking journey by an even madder bunch of Antipodeans who use kite surfs to cross the Sahara.

12 Sports That Would Be Wildly Popular If People Knew They Existed

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 05.04.2015 | Sports

All of these sports are better than football.

How to Enjoy Roller Coasters When They Scare You to Death

Quora | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment

Don't worry about keeping your "cool" on a roller coaster -- scream as much as you want.

Brotherly Love's Eric D. Hill Gives a Shout Out to Single Moms!

Ilana Rapp | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Eric D. Hill is known for his character R.J., one of Vee's foster kids, on Netflix's Orange is the New Black. He's spreading his wings into film! Follow Eric on Twitter: @realehill and the film Brother Love at #BrotherlyLoveTheMovie . Photo by Melissa Hamburg.

Teen Climbs 700-Foot Skyscraper Without Safety Equipment

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.24.2015 | World

If you thought climbing the corporate ladder was a hair-raising experience, Andrej Ciesielski's extremely dangerous adventures might just give you a h...