From Nazi Germany to Australia: The Incredible True Story of History’s Longest Kayak Journey – Vanity Fair

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With Germany in tatters, his small business bankrupt, Oskar Speck got into his kayak in 1932 for what would become an epic, seven-and-a-half-year paddle—30,000 miles, packed with hero’s welcomes and near-death escapes, all the way to Australia. But as Speck battled sharks, hostile locals, and malaria, Hitler rose to power and W.W. II began. This is the story of Speck’s voyage, an adventure nearly lost to history. Read more…

Gruelling canoeing tribute to the Cockleshell Heroes on the raid’s 75th anniversary – British Canoeing

Keith-canoeKeith Breslauer, a longstanding supporter of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust and managing director of private equity firm, Patron Capital, joined injured Royal Marines as the only civilian in a taxing paddle, 85-miles up the Gironde estuary, France, followed by a 100-mile yomp in a recreation of the heroic ‘Cockleshell Heroes’ raid on its 75th anniversary.

On December 5th, I embarked on a gruelling charity endeavour in support of the incredible work of The Royal Marines Charity. This is the latest chapter in my longstanding partnership with this worthy cause, which sees me participating in a recreation of Operation Frankton, often described as the most courageous raid of World War II. Read more…

7 adventure movies for the holidays – RedBull

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Fed up of watching seasonal re-runs? Get the adrenalin flowing with these awesome, free to view films.

It’s the time of year for over-indulgence, seeing family and kicking back and relaxing. As the pull of the sofa gets stronger don’t subject yourself to bad TV and tune in to some of the best adventure movies about. Here’s seven films to get your adventure planning firing. Watch here…