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On May 18th, Raha Moharrak, a university graduate from Saudi Arabia made history as the first Saudi woman, as well as the youngest Arab to have scaled the summit of Mount Everest. She accomplished this feat at the age of 25, despite the familial and social pressures of a country where women's sports are still actively dissuaded by government policy.
Friday, June 08, 2012
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens, who died on June 9th, 1870. This master storyteller, whose novels and stories of Victorian England have captivated generations with their unforgettable characters, vivid descriptions, and complex plots, was also the inspiration for a story by another literary master, Evelyn Waugh, “The Man Who Liked Dickens.”
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Sixteen-year-old Jessica Watson talks about being the youngest person to sail solo, unassisted, and nonstop around the world—a 210-day journey of more than 22,000 nautical miles. In True Spirit: The True Story of a 16-Year-Old Australian Who Sailed Solo, Nonstop, and Unassisted Around the World, she describes her voyage in a 33-foot boat, and how she prepared for it.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Journalist Graham Bowley gives an account of one of the most dramatic tales of death and survival in mountaineering history—the tragic 2008 K2 ascent that claimed the lives of eleven climbers, severely injured two others, and made headlines around the world. His book No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 is based on in-depth interviews with surviving climbers and many Sherpas, porters, and family and friends of the deceased.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Surfers in the Midwest are cheering this week because of a change to a Chicago law that makes it possible to take surfboards on the city's beaches. The Takeaway talks to surfer Vince Deur who co-chairs the Great Lakes chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.
Watch this video about Great Lakes surfing.
Tuesday, January 06, 2009