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Ed Viesturs climbs all 8,000 Meter Peaks

Ed Viesturs has summited Annapurna on May 12th completing his quest to climb all 14 of the world's 8,000 meter peaks. He is the first American to do so and one of only a handful to accomplish this task without using supplemental oxygen. MSN has the reports here and here. He has also climbed Mt Everest an amazing 6 times.

1 woman, 1 motorcycle around the world

Benka Pulko
rode around the world alone on her BMW motorcycle. Visiting 75 countries and all 7 continents. She wrote a book , though it does not appear to be available in English yet.

From her web site:

On January 7th, 1997, laying in her bed and starring at the ceiling, Benka had an idea. I'm going to ride a motorcycle around the world.

Ultramarathon Man: Confessions Of An All-Night Runner


Ultramarathon Man: Confessions Of An All-Night

Author Dean Karnazes
Publisher Tarcher (March, 2005)
ISBN 1585422789
Reviewer Paul Farrall

Have you ever pulled an all-nighter? Two in a row? How about running
non-stop through the night? This is the story of a man who routinely
does that and much more. Read on for a review of this book.

Dean Karnazes was living a normal yuppie life in San Francisco until

2005 Rolex Transatlantic Challenge

The 2005 Rolex Transatlantic Challenge race get's underway on Sat May 21. Twenty monohull sailboats ranging from 70-252 feet will sail across the North Atlantic from New York City to Cowes, England dodging icebergs and attempting to break the 100 year old record of 12 days 4 hours 1 minute 19 seconds.

(From the New York Yacht Club web site)

Steve Fosset's Amazing Adventures

I was browsing around the Internet and came across the website of Steve Fosset. Obviously I'd heard of him before, but I had no idea of the extent of his extreme accomplishments. The accomplishments he lists on the Challenges page are amazing: around the world solo ballooning records, solo airplane flight records, solo sailing records, solo glider records, plus swimming the English Channel, completing the Hawaii Ironman, Itarod, etc.


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