This past Monday was the pinnacle of marathon running — the 120th Boston Marathon. Over 26,000 runners from all around the world converged on the great city of Boston to run this historic race, and I was lucky enough to be one of them. Qualifying for the Boston Marathon was my dream since 8th grade when …

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I first met Canadian Explorer and adventurer Geoff Green in 2003 at the Explorers Club in New York City. Geoff is the brainchild and visionary of the Students On Ice Foundation, a wonderful organization that takes young people to experience the beauty, people, history and wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic. He is a world …

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On International Women’s Day of this year, Anna Paxton and Hetty Key launched an independent research project, Women in Adventure, which aims to increase women’s participation in outdoor adventure, and identify any barriers preventing women from getting involved as much as they would like. To that end, they are conducting a survey of adventurous women, in …

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At Misadventures, we’ve checked in again to see how women are represented in the outdoor and adventure-industry publication world. In two past reports (Winter 2015 and Summer 2014), we documented how many outdoor and adventure lifestyle magazines and websites, rather than being gender-neutral, strongly skew toward a male audience. How did we measure this? In an admittedly imprecise way, …

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Jessie Tuckman reports: Earlier this month I went to the Elusive Welsh Open, a surf contest in South Wales at Porthcawl. I love going to Wales! The girls and guys who surf there are a good laugh. I always end up meeting up with my friends Georgie and Libby at surf contests, so it’s nice to …

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It’s that time of year when perfectly sane and centered people become crazed shopping-zombies. We wanted to put our own spin on the consumer craziness—so this #CyberMonday and #GivingTuesday, we encourage you to support outdoor education even as you online shop ‘til you drop. On Monday, November 30 and Tuesday, December 1, if you purchase any …

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NAME: Jeanette Cheney LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia OCCUPATION: Coffee drinker, blogger, executive officer Jeanette is our Exploring Women contest winner, and in true Misadventures spirit she has an innate curiosity of people, places, and exploring the world. She credits her parents and grandparents for inspiring and encouraging her to travel since she was a child. She says, “You’ll …

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Mars is big business. There are “one-way ticket to Mars” contests, waiting lists for space flights, and most likely a Mars reality show in the works. Everyone wants to colonize and cash in on Mars, kissing Earth goodbye. It all sounds exciting enough — but no one is going anytime soon. The reality is that …

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It’s no surprise at Misadventures that surfing magazines have a history of erasing women from their pages, and the sport. Last year, our very first Gender Representation Report, which tracks women’s representation in outdoors magazines across the board, revealed the sorry surfing media statistics: in the August 2014 issue of Surfing Magazine, only 9 images of women appear, as compared …

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Jessie Tuckman, our surf correspondent, UK ambassador, and general surf inspiration has sent us some updates on the winter swells in her part of the world:  “The winter swells have started pumping waves in the UK. In fact, yesterday the big wave spot “the Cribbar” was breaking around 20ft and local big wave surfers have …

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