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The Blind Climbers of Kilimanjaro
Offbeat  (tags: exploration, Africa, disabilities, inspiration, inspiring )

Freya
- 58 days ago - bbc.com
On 20 February 1969, seven blind climbers and their four sighted companions completed the arduous trek to the 5,750m crater summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
Boaty McBoatface Sent On First Antarctic Mission.
Offbeat  (tags: Boaty McBoatface, Antarctic Mission, Submersible, Exploration, Scientists )

Derek
- 771 days ago - news.sky.com
A submersible christened Boaty McBoatface after a public vote to name a polar research ship backfired is being sent on its first Antarctic mission. The craft will travel through a cold abyssal current that forms a key part of the global ocean circulation.
Ecuador Indigenous Group Fights Oil Exploration Plans
Offbeat  (tags: rain forest, tourism, oil, exploration, Ecuador, Amazon )


- 1809 days ago - bbc.co.uk
An unequal struggle is going on in eastern Ecuador's tropical rain forest between a Quechua indigenous group trying to promote local eco-tourism, and the powerful state oil company set on pushing oil exploration further into the Amazon,
Treasure Found on 'US Ship of Gold'
Offbeat  (tags: Ship, SS Central America, exploration, discovery, Treasure, USA )


- 1812 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The SS Central America sank to a depth of 2.2km (1.3 miles) in 1857 during a heavy storm while sailing from Panama to New York , A US deep-ocean exploration firm has recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold, worth $1.3m (£800,000),
BBC News - The Urban Explorers of the Ex-USSR
Offbeat  (tags: urbanexplorers, USSR, Sovietindustrialization, photography, unusualangles, heights, underground, exploration )

Barbara
- 1896 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Exploring the grandiose buildings and industrial infrastructure left over from the USSR is a popular pastime for some young people - but not the faint-hearted.
Ship Lost for More Than 150 Years Is Recovered
Offbeat  (tags: history, arctic, archeology, preservation, exploration, climate change, maritime vessels )

IE
- 3189 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage and which was lost in the search for the doomed expedition of Sir John Franklin, the head of the team said Wednesday.
   

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