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The most dangerous race

The most dangerous race

Kieran 18/07/2016 0
This is the world's most treacherous race -- would you have what it takes to survive?   Listen to Alex Thomson explain the challenges he will face. ...
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Hypothermia - Signs/Symptoms/Prevention & Mitigation

Hypothermia - Signs/Symptoms/Prevention & Mitigation

Kieran 27/06/2016 0
HYPOTHERMIA - Signs/Symptoms/Prevention & Mitigation   Hypothermia results when more heat is lost from the body than is produced (through metaboli...
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The Story of Henry Freeman

The Story of Henry Freeman

Kieran 30/05/2016 0
In 1861 one of Whitby’s lifeboats capsized while on duty. This event saw the death of 12 of the 13 crew on board. The only survivor was Henry Freeman ...
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The Benefits of the Volvo Ocean Race

The Benefits of the Volvo Ocean Race

Kieran 19/05/2016 0
The benefits from this were enormous. The event brought in €55.8 million to the economy and saw 650,000 people visit Galway. It was a massive success....
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The Life of Surgeon Rear-Admiral Frank Golden

The Life of Surgeon Rear-Admiral Frank Golden

Kieran 29/04/2016 0
  On 5th January 2014, Surgeon Rear Admiral Frank Golden died aged 77. He received multiple awards, including an OBE but more than anything Frank G...
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Cold Water Shock

Cold Water Shock

Kieran 08/03/2016 0
"If you are lucky enough to survive long enough to die of hypothermia, you have done very well; most die in the first minute of immersion" – Professor...
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The Life & Death of Douglas Tompkins

The Life & Death of Douglas Tompkins

Kieran 16/12/2015 0
Doug Tompkins; a businessman, conservationist, outdoorsman and philanthropist. Founded North Face in 1964.     Doug Tompkins was born on March 20...
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Peter Freuchen - Arctic Explorer

Peter Freuchen - Arctic Explorer

Kieran 04/12/2015 0
Peter Freuchen -  Danish explorer, author, journalist and anthropologist   Peter Freuchen was born in Denmark on February 2nd 1886. He was a tall ...
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Jose Salvador Alvarenga 438 days at Sea

Jose Salvador Alvarenga 438 days at Sea

Kieran 24/11/2015 0
“I would stroll back and forth on the boat and imagine that I was wandering the world. By doing this I could make myself believe that I was actually d...
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Nils Bohlin & the Three-Point Safety Belt

Nils Bohlin & the Three-Point Safety Belt

Kieran 12/11/2015 0
Three-Point Safety Belt from the man who helped develop the ejection seat and other pilot rescue systems. Nils Bohlin was born in Härnösand, Sweden...
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