Extreme sports

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Bucket lists: are they really such a good idea?
These ‘must-do’ itineraries people feel the need to undertake before they die can come with a heavy cost

Andrew Anthony

13, Nov, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘He was actually cracking jokes’: a volunteer on the 54-hour Brecon Beacons cave rescue
Peter Dennis was one of the hundreds who descended into the 43-mile underground network to save injured caver George Linnane

Helen Pidd

13, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Man rescued from caves after 54 hours named as George Linnane
Caver in hospital and expected to make good recovery as family thank rescuers and call for donations

Steven Morris

09, Nov, 2021 @10:44 PM

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Rhik Samadder tries … abseiling: ‘A family gazes out at me, looking sick on my behalf’
I’m 80 metres up, and my (very) nervous system can’t help but protest. Will I make the jump and take advantage of this terrifying privilege?

Rhik Samadder

01, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Reset review – beautiful footage of extreme-sports thrill-seekers
French director Thierry Donard, ‘the Fellini of adventure film-making’, shoots four sets of daredevils throwing themselves headlong into intense experience

Cath Clarke

21, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Rhik Samadder tries ... wakeboarding: ‘I scream underwater with every faceplant’
Everyone needs some novelty right now, so our writer is tackling a new activity each week. First, he gets dragged perilously quickly around a lake

Rhik Samadder

19, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘We took up skydiving to escape’: Britain’s lockdown thrill-seekers
The extreme sport is booming after months of restrictions on people’s daily lives during the pandemic

Robyn Vinter

13, Jun, 2021 @9:15 AM

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China bans extreme sports in wake of Gansu ultramarathon tragedy
Authorities crack down on sports including trail running and wingsuit flying ahead of centenary celebrations

Helen Davidson in Taipei

03, Jun, 2021 @1:51 PM

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Experience: my parachute failed
The ground was getting closer; we were meant to be slowing down, but still we hurtled at full speed

Brad Guy

13, Nov, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Ex-marine makes wingsuit history after leaping from Scottish mountain
Tim Howell becomes first person to leap from UK mountain using wingsuit and parachute after jumping from 1,032 metre peak

Steven Morris

24, Aug, 2020 @2:53 PM

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'It's not about ego', says speed climber who tamed world's 14 highest peaks
Nirmal Purja says hardest part of his record-breaking feat was solving a diplomatic impasse with China

Peter Beaumont

01, Nov, 2019 @2:44 PM

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The Run review – ultra-marathon documentary trips up
A film charting Pat Farmer’s 4,600km dash across India piles on the platitudes, reducing an amazing odyssey to nippy travelogue

Phil Hoad

05, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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