Tag Archives: Adventure

Swiss Views: Coaster Ride In Oeschinensee (5K Video)

A winding toboggan run down a grassy mountainside, with panoramic Alpine views en route.

Kandersteg is a high-altitude resort village in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. Trails, like the challenging Allmenalp, and a cable car head east to Lake Oeschinen. Set at the foot of the Blüemlisalp massif, the lake is also a popular ski area, as is Sunnbüel to the southwest. In the forested Blausee Nature Park to the north, Blausee is a small, trout-filled lake fed by subterranean springs. 

Alaskan Views: Fishing For Yelloweye Rockfish On ‘Lawless Island’ (Video)

Deep in the wilderness of Southern Alaska, winters can be blisteringly cold and harsh. After fishing in the same spot for a couple of years, Gary finally strikes it lucky with the illusive Yelloweye Rockfish. A fish of this size means that Gary and Litzi can relax slightly as Port Protection endures another winter. Lawless Island, Wednesdays 9pm on National Geographic UK. 📺

Views: Camel Herders Of The Sahara Desert (Video)

It was once common practice to herd camels hundreds of kilometers through the desert. Now, with only a handful of herders left, the ancient art of desert navigation will soon be lost. From the south of Morocco, the great Sahara Desert extends more than a thousand kilometers into Mauritania. Hot and dry, the desert is hostile to life.

Yet for centuries, camel herders have successfully traveled back and forth across this landscape, between their herd’s winter and summer camps. Today, only some thousand families remain dedicated to this traditional way of life. They breed dromedaries: domesticated, one-humped camels. Among these guardians of the old ways are the shepherds Moulay and Hadrami, both of the Oulad Ben Sbaa tribe. Their families live in the city, having abandoned the nomadic life.

But Moulay and Hadrami are passionate shepherds, closely bonded to their 200 camels. In this rich documentary, the men take us along as they go about their work: arming themselves against sandstorms, preparing their herd for nightly migrations, and searching the desert’s endless expanse for lost newborn animals and their mothers. An invaluable glimpse into the hardscrabble existence of these shepherds, the film shows a way of a life that will soon cease to exist.

Travel Tour: Boat Ride At Iguaçu Falls & City Of Foz do Iguaçu In Brazil (Video)

Join a local in Brazil on his adventure boat tour at the Iguaçu Falls in the state of Paraná. Garon Piceli will also take you the city of Foz do Iguaçu as well as to the Iguaçu National Park. He will show you to the Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Mosque and the Dreamland, South America’s largest wax museum.

Travel & Adventure: ‘A Week In Kazbegi, Georgia’

Welcome to Kazbegi, Georgia’s most popular Caucasus Mountains retreat. We spent over a week in the region in summer 2020, splitting our time between Kazbegi town (officially Stepantsminda) and Juta. Kazbegi is easily accessible from the capital, Tbilisi.

It takes around 3.5 hours to get there by marshrutka or car/taxi, heading north on the scenic Georgian Military Highway. There is plenty to see and do in the region beyond visiting the famous hilltop Gergeti Trinity Church. In this film we show you the best places to visit in Kazbegi, including Truso Valley, Gveleti Waterfall, Dariali Gorge, Tsdo village, Gergeti Glacier, the stone carved heads of Sno, and the gorgeous Juta Valley (aka ‘The Dolomites of Georgia’).

PLACES FEATURED IN THIS FILM 00:00​ Intro 00:57​ Mt. Kazbek (seen from Kazbegi) 01:33​ Truso Valley Day Hike 04:50​ Rooms Kazbegi 05:19​ Big Gveleti Waterfall Hike 07:52​ Dariali Monastery Complex 08:00​ Tsdo Village 08:41​ Kazbegi (Stepantsminda) 09:30​ Cafe 5047m 10:03​ Gergeti Glacier Hike 14:48​ Shorena’s Bar and Cafe 15:11​ Gergeti Trinity Church 16:02​ Snostskali Valley 16:38​ Juta Village 17:33​ Fifth Season Juta Valley (Chaukhi Massif) 22:40​ Outro

Boomers: 70-Year Scottish Man Rows Solo 3,000 Miles Across Atlantic (Video)

Frank Rothwell, 70, from Oldham, Scotland set off from Canary Island La Gomera on December 12 and crossed the finish line in Antigua in the Caribbean on Saturday – reuniting with Judith, his wife of 50 years, with time to spare until Valentine’s Day.

He said crossing the finish line was a “completely euphoric moment” as he fundraised more than £648,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in tribute to his brother-in-law Roger, who died with Alzheimer’s aged 62 during his row.

Trail Hikes: ‘Fisher Towers’ – Southern Utah (Video)

The incredible Fisher Towers are located in southeastern Utah, near Moab and the National Parks of Arches and Canyonlands. We spend a half day there on 9/30/20. It was an amazing hike with the opportunity to legally fly the drone on BLM land

Fisher Towers are a series of towers made of Cutler sandstone capped with Moenkopi sandstone and caked with a stucco of red mud located near Moab, Utah. The Towers are named for a miner who lived near them in the 1880s. 

Adventure: ‘Helicamping In The Lapland Wilderness’ In Sweden (Travel Video)

A Short by Viggo Lundberg & Tobias Hägg

After many visits to Swedish Lapland my love for the area just keeps on growing, there is few places on earth where I feel so at home.

I have done many helicopter flights in these regions of Swedish Lapland, mostly for photography. Everytime i pass certain areas it just takes my breath away and i’ve always wondered what it would be like down there. So i decided to try to reach it . Unfortunately it’s not so easy to reach by foot so we went Helicamping and we spent an unforgettable evening out in Rittak, Swedish Lapland.

Lappland, often anglicised as Lapland, is a province in northernmost Sweden. It borders Jämtland, Ångermanland, Västerbotten, Norrbotten, Norway and Finland. Nearly a quarter of Sweden’s land area is in Lappland. Lappland originally extended eastward.

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Innovation: The ‘Top Ten 2021 Camper Vans’ (Video)

When you want the freedom and adventure of the outdoors, without the size and price tag of a motorhome, modern camper vans are an increasingly attractive option. From compact, tech-filled campers through to fully-equipped, rugged 4WD’s – there’s a lot to get excited about in the world of outdoor escapes. Let’s check out 10 of the most innovative camper vans coming in 2021