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Taipei's new forest park in Wenshan expands to 11 hectares, boasts 46-meter slide

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei City’s second “Forest Park” (森林公園) is due to open early next year in the southern district of Wenshan. Boasting five separate themed areas and ...

New era of Rock Climbing Equipment Market Opportunities and Recent Trends by Leading Manufacturers by 2031

Recovery-based survey for Rock Climbing Equipment market price report contains essential information concerned with growth strategies, trends, innovations, business opportunities, 2021 competitive lan...

Adventure Packages Market Key Factor For Growth Is Rapid Increase In Tourism Industry

Adventure packages, are adventure holidays tour and travel packages, and is attracting a larger number of audience as compared to other tourism segments recently, owing to the level of excitement, and...

2 American men die while rock climbing on Spanish island

MADRID (AP) — Two Americans have died while climbing rocks along the shoreline on the Spanish island of Majorca, local media reported. Spanish emergency services recovered the bodies...

New details emerge in fatal shootings of California police

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As two police departments in California mourn the loss of their officers — shot and killed in the line of duty in two separate incidents within 24 hours — new details have emerged a...

Outdoor enthusiasts to get cash, free passes to move to WVa

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is joining the growing list of places recruiting remote workers — with a thrill-seeking twist. A public-private program launched Monday will tr...

2 skiers defy death in descent of Yosemite's Half Dome

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Two skiers navigated a thin layer of snow with no margin for error down the precipitous shoulder of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park and alternately skied and ...

'Your helmet whistles' through Cortina's Tofana Schuss

CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (AP) — Watching skiers hurtle down the mountain at full throttle, it’s often hard to appreciate the connection to nature. When racers soar through the air of...

Paralympic documentary: "None of the bodies look the same"

TOKYO (AP) — Matt Stutzman was born without arms — just stumps at the shoulders. Ellie Cole's right leg was amputated when she was 3, lost to cancer. Bebe Vio had parts of all four limbs amputated aft...

Taiwanese look to great outdoors for respite from pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the pandemic continues to spiral out of control abroad, Taiwanese looking to get away for the summer are increasingly turning to the outdoors. According to statistic...

KMT legislators take boxing lessons after failed protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After failing to successfully occupy the Legislative Yuan in protest of President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) nomination of Chen Chu (陳菊) for the head of the country’...

AP PHOTOS: Italian mountain retreat banks on summer recovery

CASTIONE DELLA PRESOLANA, Italy (AP) — As Italy gradually emerges from its two-month coronavirus lockdown, tourism operators in the hard-hit Val Seriana valley look ahead with trepidation at an uncert...

US mountain climber Brad Gobright dies in Mexico fall

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Civil defense officials in northern Mexico reported Thursday that California mountain climber Brad Gobright died in a fall. The fall occurred Wednesday at an almos...

Disturbing the peace? 5 hikes to avoid Yosemite crowds

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Dappled sunlight kisses the valley floor of Yosemite National Park. Granite monoliths, gushing waterfalls and giant sequoias abound. The wilderness is calling. ...

Review: 'Classic Krakauer' is pure adventure and risk

"Classic Krakauer: Essays on Wilderness and Risk," Anchor Books, by Jon Krakauer The essays are older — primarily from the mid-1990s — for publications such as Smithsonian's Air &...