Adventure Sports: Tips and Techniques for Taking Yourself to the Limit

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Infinite Ideas, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 238 pages
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Remember when marathons were something only a few extraordinary athletes did? Now your neighbour's done one. In a rhino costume. The same is happening across the board of sport as people of all ages realise that paragliding, white water rafting, abseiling, ultra running, wakeboarding and the rest are all entirely possible (and enormous fun) for us mere mortals. Increasingly fringe sports are being sought out not just by thrill seekers, but by those who may have never felt comfortable in traditional sports. Or just those who have never felt comfortable being stereotyped. There is almost no limit to the variety on offer or the different degrees of thrills and risks. This book takes a look at the vast range of adventure sports now on offer and how you can master them while turning up the adrenaline volume in the process.

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About the author (2006)

Steve Shipside is a qualified diving and fitness instructor, an ultrarunner, and an IronMan triathlete. His own tastes in sport have seen him paragliding over the Andes, abseiling off Table Mountain, sea kayaking amongst Namibian fur seals, and running a 250 km foot race across the Kalahari with a rucksack on his back. He has fallen off more things than he can remember. As a writer he has made his living from magazines and newspapers since 1990 and is the author of Win at the gym and Power-up Pilates, both available in the 52 Brilliant Ideas series from Infinite Ideas.

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