Welcome to the second edition of Maverick Mini Magazine covering news, events and great outdoor adventures.
National Geographic Adventurer of the year
National Geographic have released their list of top ten Adventurers of the Year and have invited the public to vote for the People’s Choice of the Year. The adventurers stories are truly inspiration from a range of sports including kayaking, climbing, surfing, paragliders and filmmakers.
Peak District on Google Street View
The Peak District has become the world’s first national park to become ‘virtually accessible’ via Google Street View after a pioneering project with Peak Park Rangers. The images are superb and it’s a great way to plan your adventures from the comfort of your armchair. More information can be found on the Peak district website. The North Lees link gives great views of Stanage edge.
Marin Mountain Bike trail
Work has finished on some new features on the classic Marin Trail in North Wales, including a new fun section with multiple lines, berms and jumps. The trail is 16 miles long and varies from very tight, technical and rocky to open and flowing, from dark forest to exposed ridgelines with fabulous views over Snowdonia. You can download details of the route through the Visit Llandudno website.
Kendal Mountain Festival is the biggest and most diverse event of its type in the world with hundreds of film screenings including two high-profile premieres plus an incredible line up of speakers.
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Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia, is a film about one man’s journey from the top of the world to the end of the line. Jeff helped make climbing what it is today, through technical innovation and more than a thousand first ascents, including “Metanoia” on the north face of the Eiger.
Dreamline is a documentary about the magical power of dreams. It tells the story of professional skier Ptor Spricenieks’ life as a skier and adventurer
Walking & Canoeing – Suilven
Suilven is one of the most dramatic mountains in Britain standing in splendid isolation in the N W Highlands dominating a wilderness landscape in the Inverpolly National Nature Reserve.
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The ascent of Suilven is a serious undertaking and not for the feint hearted. There are numerous routes but they all have a difficult walk in across rough and boggy moorland followed by a steep climb over the sandstone rocks. Be prepared for a long day out of at least 20 miles and some stunning view – sounds fantastic, when shall we go!
Undiscovered Scotland provides walking route descriptions from a number of start points, the most popular of which is from Lochinver
One of the best ways to explore this wilderness area and climb Suilven is by canoe, check out this great account by Walk Scotland.There are a couple of companies that organise canoe trips in this area such as Active Outdoor Pursuits or Glenmore Lodge.
Alternatively if you have your own equipment then check out this Route map
My top action videos this week
200 mph on a bike! Francois Gissy breaks world record with rocket-powered bike
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Crazy hot air balloon swing
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Slackline across Victoria Falls
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Winning run from Red Bull rampage – get ready for some big air!
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Quote of the week
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
Ralph Waldo Emerson