HIGHLIGHTS from the September 1996 issue

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September 1996 - Volume Three, Number Nine


The Shadow of Kilimanjaro

Climber and adventure filmmaker Rick Ridgeway of Ventura, Calif. will document an expedition this month from the summit of Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.) to the Indian Ocean, a 30-day walk of 300 miles that includes the traverse of a length of river reportedly never explored.


Two British explorers - Dr. Stephen Martin, 40, of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, and David Mitchell, 33, of Wasdale, Cumbria - are planning to conquer what some say is the last great Polar challenge by walking unsupported across the top of the world from Russia to Canada via the North Pole.


In March 1997, a three- to four-man team hopes to become the first to achieve a human-powered, self-sufficient expedition from North America's lowest point, Death Valley National Park (-282 feet), to North America's highest point, the 20,320-ft. Mt. McKinley (Denali).


Antarctic Expeditions Lead to Major Discoveries

Antarctica, the coldest, driest, highest continent on earth, has lured expeditions since the continent was first sighted in 1820. Research conducted on Antarctica, a land the size of Europe and the United States combined, reveals much about our planet and its future survival. Recent discoveries in Antarctica may do even more, lending clues to the existence of life elsewhere in the universe.


Fossett Breaks Solo Pacific Sailing Record

American adventurer Steve Fossett, 52, sailed under the Golden Gate Bridge on Aug. 24 to break the singlehanded solo Pacific sailing record with a time of 20 days, 12 hours, 53 minutes.

Faulty Electronic Gear Zaps Trans-Oceanic Rowing Expedition

Native Hawaiian and adventurer Mick Bird's bold quest to row around the world was zapped by a faulty power inverter after 12 days in the Pacific Ocean enroute from the California Coast to Honolulu.


Explorers Wanted

American Adventure Productions is producing a documentary series for the Outdoor Life Network featuring outdoor adventures and expeditions. They are eager to hear from explorers who have planned expeditions and would be interested in television coverage.

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