Snowmobiling in the Arctic

Snowmobiling in the Arctic

I woke up before sunrise. It was so beautiful it was a crime to sleep. The plan for the day was to rent snowmobiles and go explore the surrounding area. The surrounding area being Longyearbyen: the northernmost settlement in the world.

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Paragliding in Pokhara

The weather wasn’t at its best, but the pilot was! What a great flight!

Canyoning

Canyoning

Yes, canyoning. Not canoeing. What I thought in the beginning. Kayaking? – was my last hope. Nope. That was so far the most extrememly absurd thing I’d done. But it starts quite innocently. You put on a wetsuit, like for diving. And harness, like for climbing. And that’s pretty much what you’re gonna be doing: diving and rappelling down a canyon, filled with ice cold mountain water.

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Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

Via ferrata became popular during the First World War, not for recreational purposes, but to aid troops move around the Dolomites. Nowadays there are over a 1000 via ferratas in the world, majority of them in the Alps, all of varying length, difficulty and the “scare factor”.

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Dog Sledding

Dog Sledding

Dog sledding is fun. And cold. That’s pretty much the only “FAN FACT” I can give you about it. Ok another one: the practice emerged as a transport 3000 years ago in Arctic. Or 9000 years ago. These scientists can never agree on anything. 

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