Showing posts with label Ireland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ireland. Show all posts

Video: The Redbull Foxhunt is a Unique Mountain Bike Race

Taking place in Ireland, Red Bull's Foxhunt is one of the more unique mountain bike events you'll ever come across. One rider – in this case former world champ Gee Atherton – serves as the "fox" while 400 other riders are "the hounds." The goal is to chase down Atherton, and stay ahead of him for the entire race. Something that the most amateur field finds very difficult. As the race progresses, there are plenty of wipes outs, crashes, and other misadventures that come along with a pack of out of control bike riders. Does Gee survive the race and come out on top? You'll just have to watch to find out.

Video: Climbing Downpatrick Head Sea Stack in Ireland

Located just 80 meters off the coast of Ireland, the Dún Briste sea stack is an indelible part of one of that country's most iconic landscapes – Downpatrick Head, where St. Patrick himself is said to have built a church centuries ago. While certainly an enticing challenge, the sea stack is seldom climbed, but last month that's exactly what Iain Miller and Paulina Kaniszewska did. In this short video, you'll see them paddle out to the rock face, make their ascent, and take in the views at the top, which include the remains of an old lookout post from World War II.

You can find out more about their experience by reading their account of the climb here. It looks like it was quite a fun adventure. Thanks for sharing Iian!

Video: Nat Geo Takes Us to Ireland's Wild Western Coast

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is amongst that country's most remote and beautiful places. This video takes us to that rugged coastline where the views are spectacular and the opportunities for adventure are boundless. If you've never been to this place, after watching this you'll definitely want to go soon. Time to update that bucket list.

The Explorers Museum Announces 2016 Summit in Ireland

The Explorers Museum, a not for profit organization dedicated to promoting the continuing exploration of our planet through the recognition of significant expeditions, discoveries and explorers, has announced the dates and line-up for its 2016 weekend summit. The event will take place June 24-25 in Tullamore, Ireland at the museum's headquarters in Charleville Castle, where a host of luminaries will be on hand.

In the modern age, exploration is no longer just about important firsts and filling in the blank spots on the map. As The Explorers Museum recognizes there is a great deal of effort being put into learning about sustainability, preserving the planet, and making it a better place for those of us who inhabit it. To that end, the list of guests who will be attending the summit reflects these values. Additionally, the theme of the entire weekend is "Redefining Exploration," which indicates what the keynote address and sessions will be about.

You can read more about the summit weekend, check out the full line-up, and purchase tickets here. Glancing over the schedule, some of the highlights include opening ceremonies that include an address from Lorie Karnath – former President of the Explorers Club and founder of The Explorers Museum. There will also be a screening of the film Racing Extinction, breakout sessions that focus on fieldwork, climate change, the changing nature of exploration, and much more.

Tickets are on sale now, and it looks like this will be a very interesting weekend for those of us who value exploration in the 21st century. The setting at Charleville Castle – the Global Expedition Base – will serve as a fantastic backdrop to these discussions. I know I'd love to be there.

Video: Destination Ireland, Scotland, and Britain

Feel like you're in need of an escape from the daily grind this Monday? Then why not let adventure traveler extraordinaire Richard Bangs take us on a whirlwind tour of Ireland, Scotland, and Britain? This 7 minute video not only delivers some stunning shots of the landscapes found there, but introduces us to some of the history, culture, and traditions of the region as well. If you've ever need more of a reason to visit the British Isles, you'll find plenty more here to fuel that desire. It is a good reminder of just how rewarding travel truly can be.

Video: Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The Wild Atlantic Way is a highway that stretches for more than 1600 miles (2745 km) along Ireland's western coastline. It features dramatic vistas, breathtaking beaches, and ancient structures which all help to give it a unique personality that is all its own. In this video, adventure travel guru Richard Bangs takes us on a road trip along this iconic and beautiful highway, giving us a glimpse of what the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer.

Video: Where in the World Are You - Quest #52

Our friend Richard Bangs is back with a new Where in the World Are You? video. As usual, Richard takes us off to an interesting destination and gives us clues that help us identify just where exactly he is. In this case, we get some scenic cliffs, a long coastal roadway, and beautiful countryside. As usual, I won't spoil the location. You'll just have to watch to find out.

Video: Atlantic Light Along Ireland's West Coast

Wild and dramatic would be the words I'd use to describe the landscapes captured in this video. They were shot by photographer and filmmaker Peter Cox, who traveled to Ireland's West Coast to capture these ariel images. The shots will be featured in a new coffee table book, but it is hard to not marvel at them in motion as well. This is a beautiful part of the world, and this short film does a wonderful job of conveying the sense of wonder that comes along with visiting this place.

Atlantic Light from Peter Cox on Vimeo.

Video: Above the Emerald Island

The filmmaker who made this short video used a drone to capture some outstanding images from the landscapes in Ireland. The arial shots along the coastline are nothing short of spectacular and serve as another great example of the amazing things we can do today with a small camera and a remote controlled UAV. This is beautiful footage that will inspire thoughts of Irish adventure.

Above Emeralds from ML★ on Vimeo.