Meet Vanessa, the fastest woman to climb the highest mountain on each continent

Vanessa O’Brien is a British-American mountaineer, explorer, public speaker and former business executive. She’s the fastest woman in the world to have climbed the Seven Summits—the highest mountain on each continent—and has also skied the last degree (60 nautical miles) to both the North and South Poles. We caught up with the ever-enthusiastic ex-banker to hear … Continued

Crossing the mighty Atlantic Ocean, in a pedalo

Two men have just set off on an eccentric and ambitious adventure that, if it proves successful, will see them become the first people to use a combination of wind, oar and extreme pedal power to cross the Atlantic. And yes, we did mean pedal power. Because Anthony Ward-Thomas and James Ketchell are undertaking the … Continued