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Aconcagua - 360 Expeditions and Trek & Mountain

Agrentina

Trek and Mountain magazine teamed up with 360 to climb Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and one of the Seven Summits, one of our most rewarding and challenging expeditions exclusively for readers. Fierce snow-storms, battering winds, steep ground just below its summit and its near 7,000m altitude would surely make the mighty Aconcagua tumble off the list that designates it as a trekking peak. Although technically straightforward, an ascent of this mountain, the tallest of all the Andean giants, firmly crosses over into the realm...

'The Love Caravan'- Aconcagua

Aconcagua

360's Jo Bradshaw and 8 of her client friends set off on an Aconcagua expedition Fierce snow-storms, battering winds, steep ground just below its summit and its near 7,000m altitude would surely make the mighty Aconcagua tumble off the list that designates it as a trekking peak. Although technically straightforward, an ascent of this mountain, the tallest of all the Andean giants, firmly crosses over into the realm of a high altitude mountaineering expedition. Physical toughness, mental resilience and a hearty dose of luck are required t...

Te Araroa Thru Hike

Te Araroa, New Zealand

On November 27, 2014, Patrice and Justin La Vigne started walking from the northern tip of New Zealand at Cape Reinga.  They trekked for 2,050 miles on the Te Araroa Trail - New Zealand's long distance hiking route which is made of up a mixture of older tracks and walkways, new tracks and link sections alongside roads. They reached the end of the route, arriving in Bluff, the southern tip of New Zealand, on March 29, 2015 - a mammoth 4 month trek! To keep their essential lines of communication open, the W...

Indian Desert Sandstorm

Rajasthan

Powertraveller's latest charger - the powermonkey explorer 2 - is fully designed to withstand even the harshest of environments, as a recent sand and dust storm in India's Rajasthan desert proved. "It worked a treat and although didn't test the waterproofing it certainly passed the dust.  We spent around 20 hours in a sand/dust storm and it was about the only equipment outside a dry bag to survive" said Alice, currently on a camel expedition in the desert. The explorer 2 has been specifically designed as a...

Sweden Sail

In August 2014, British explorer, Laura Kennington spent 10 days crewing on board Pangaea Exploration's 72ft yacht "Sea Dragon" from Sweden back to the UK. From Stockholm, the route took them along the Baltic and across the English Channel, stopping in Germany's main naval base in Kiel along the way.  From Kiel the crew went across the Jutland Peninsula and through the Kiel canal, before crossing the North Sea and heading back to the UK through the English channel. The purpose of the sail was to do research into oce...

The Turner Twins Question Greenland

The Turner Twins aimed to trek across the huge polar ice cap of Greenland, an awesome landscape of high peaks, gigantic glaciers, crevasses, frozen lakes and endless square miles of icy plains. It is the world’s largest national park and one of the loneliest and most inhospitable places on earth, blasted by cruel polar winds where temperatures hardly ever go above freezing. It is home, however, to polar bears, reindeer, the artic fox and wolves. Seals and whales also live along the coast.  A desert waste, the frozen ice cap domina...

Journeys 9 and 10 of Expedition 1000

Between April 3rd and May 22nd Dave Cornthwaite travelled 2115 miles in consecutive endurance challenges, separated by only 7 days.  He pedalled and sailed 1009 miles across the Atacama Desert in Chile on a Whike, then rode 1106 miles on an ICE Trike, from Germersheim, Germany to Cornwall, England. These were the 9th and 10th journeys of Dave's Expedition1000 project, which entail 25 journeys of 1000 miles or more, each using a different form of non-motorised transport. In Chile, he was joined for the full distance by Jamie Fulbr...

Biolight Healing Technology

Healing wounds or inflammation requires energy and oxygen. Biolight is a patented technology that provides the body’s cells with energy, increases circulation and facilitates the evacuation of waste products. In short, the damaged tissue is radiated with light at a specially adapted wavelength and pulse frequency. The cells in the damaged tissue receive new energy, which in turn increases activity and accelerates effective healing. Biolight is a method developed in Sweden currently used by many veterinarians, animal hospitals, pet owne...

Larysa Switlyk - Hunting & Fishing Pro

Here's top hunting and fishing pro Larysa Switlyk using her powermonkey extreme to keep her smartphone charged whilst she's out on the banks of the lake. Larysa, star of her own TV show Larysa Unleashed, earned a masters degree in accounting from the Univ. of Florida, is a CPA and holds a real estate license in the Sunshine State, yet you won’t find her spending much time indoors at those two professions right now. Instead, she’s pouring everything into her love for hunting, fishing and all of the adventures the...

Snow-kiting in Alaska, Mt.Blackburn

Alaska

A kite supported mountaineering project to Mt. Blackburn, Alaska in Spring 2014. The goal of this project was to combine classical mountaineering with snow-kiting in order to show that this way of climbing is efficient and fast, even in the extreme Alaskan environment. Mt. Blackburn (4996m) and the surrounding area with Atna Peak (4225m) and Rime Peak (3762m) offer some of the most diverse and ideal terrain for the combination  of classical and extreme mountain sports. Mt. Blackburn is the 5th highest peak in the United States and...

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