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Video: Exploring The Grand Canyon

Apr 8th, 2012 at 8:00AM: The Grand Canyon is truly epic in scale. Not only does it stretch for more than 277 miles in length it is also as much at 18 miles wide at certain points and plummets to over a mile in depth as well. It is indeed one of the true natural wonders of our planet and attracts millions of visitors on an annual basis. But what many of those visitors don't know is that there are a series of smaller...

Switzerland moves to make adventure travel safer

Switzerland moves to make adventure travel safer Aug 10th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Switzerland has made a move to improve safety in the country's adventure travel sector by requiring all tour operators to employ licensed guides and carry insurance to cover their clients. The new law doesn't go into effect until January 1st, 2013, but operators are already taking steps to comply with the mandate. Until then however, anyone can still lead mountaineering, rafting, or canyoneering...

Canyoneering in Southern Utah

Canyoneering in Southern Utah Apr 16th, 2009 at 8:00AM: Canyoneering is a common word used to describe an outdoor activity that is rising in popularity. It generally involves exploring remote slot canyons, found in a variety of locations around the world. These narrow, twisting, rock corridors are often mazes, requiring navigational skills to successfully negotiate. Along the way, hikers may be requiried to scramble, rock climb, swim, or even abseil...

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