Welcome to the Maverick adventure magazine. A regular digital publication with news, events and videos for outdoor enthusiasts.
News from the great outdoors
Bicycles are back in fashion!
”Bicycle” a 90 minute documentary, asks the question why is cycling and the bicycle back in fashion?
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UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup
Milton Keynes hosted the first UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup outside continental Europe it prove to be very successful with good weather and many vantage points for the spectators.
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Race Yacht Crash Caught on Camera on the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, thankfully nobody was hurt but it was a terrifying experience for the sailors
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Katmandu International Film Festival. 11-15 December 2014
Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) is an annual and a competitive event organised by Himal Association. KIMFF screens films produced during the last three years and features discussion forums, on-demand screenings, as well as exhibitions of books and photography celebrating mountains.
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Adventure Travel show. 17-18 January 2015
Are you planning a trip of a lifetime? The Adventure travel show is a great place to start for inspiration. It’s on the 17 & 18th January next year
Vancouver film festival. 13-21 February, 2015
The program for the festival will be confirmed in early January. Confirmed guest speakers so far include Jeff Lowe, Michal Kennedy, Linda Bily, Adam Ondra, Jeff and Baiba Morrow, and Will Gadd.
To whet your appetite, this is the trailor from this year’s festival with stunning scenery and awe inspiring videos
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The Purpose of Life is Adventure
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INTO THE EMPTY QUARTER
Inspired by their hero Wilfred Thesiger adventurers Alastair Humphreys and Leon McCarron attempt a journey of their own into the world’s largest sand desert: the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula. Their trip is hastily-planned and low budget: unable to afford camels they instead hope to drag a homemade steel cart through the ferocious desert heat.
[iframe src=”//player.vimeo.com/video/71906511″ width=”700″ height=”380″ frameborder=”0″ webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/71906511″>Into The Empty Quarter – Official HD Trailer</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/alhumphreys”>Alastair Humphreys</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>INTO THE EMPTY QUARTER IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A DOWNLOAD OR DVD AT www.intotheemptyquarter.com<br /> <br /> Wilfred Thesiger was one of my heroes. It was his books who inspired me to join (very briefly!) his old Boxing Club at university. They encouraged me to think ambitiously but simply about making big journeys. And when he died (I was cycling through South America at the time), I felt sad that I never had the opportunity to meet him.<br /> <br /> Thesiger pushed himself hard to test himself. He lived ascetically, and scorned modern convenience, speed and luxury. The harder the life, he believed, the finer the person. His prose is simple and measured, thoughtful and honest. His photography was superb, particularly when you consider that he took fewer photographs in an entire expedition than I do on a single day. Thesiger “had the man’s courage to live out the boy’s dream.” And ever since I read Arabian Sands, I have dreamed of one day making a journey in Thesiger’s footsteps.<br /> <br /> So Leon McCarron and I walked 1000 miles across the Arabian Peninsula, inspired by the spirit of Thesiger’s own expeditions in the Rub ‘al Khali desert, the Empty Quarter.<br /> "Into The Empty Quarter" will tell the story of our journey.<br /> Release date: Autumn 2013.</p]
Freeride Mountain Bike world Tour 2014 Recap
Check out a quick recap from all of the 2014 FMB Diamond Series stops and what went into making each one bigger and better
Elk Mountains. I’m Part of the Tribe
Beautiful mountain bike video in the Colorado mountains as winter approaches
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Accessories for Outdoor Enthusiasts
Carefully selected accessories for your stocking this Christmas from the Maverick webstore
Incredibly versatile and easy to use, the HL27 Focusing Head Torch has a light output of 309 lumens making it excellentfor a variety of uses where you might need a lot of light. It has a removable top strap and can be used with a HARD HAT style safety helmet using the included helmet clips.
The Coast HP7 LED Torch is a great size that is easy to carry with a Bulls Eye spot beam pattern gives you a great focused spot with a maximum beam distance of 196 meters. Built tough, an impact-resistant, lightweight aluminum casing resists rust and corrosion.
- Built-in LED light
- Spring-loaded pliers head
- Sure-grip handle inlays
- 3Cr13 stainless steel blade
- Length: 3 in. / 7.6 cm closed
- Weight: 4.3 oz. / 122 g
- Batteries: 2 x CR927 (included)
The POLITE Waistcoat is the fastest selling high viz product on the market. It has been proven time and time again that it really does slow the traffic down. Price: £24.99
Quote of the week
“The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”
― Jack London