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Rare ‘Mega Moose’ to Drifting Ice Danger: Adventure News This Week

warren miller mountain bikeWarren Miller will launch a mountain bike film in 2020; photo credit: Tony Wilhelms
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From the inspiring to the tragic, ‘Adventure News of the Week’ presents a wrap-up of top news in the world of exploration and adventure.

SOUTH POLE: Skiers on the Ice. The 2019 Antarctic expedition season ramped up over the last couple of weeks.

Among a cadre of explorers, Australian Geoff Wilson is attempting to set a record for the longest solo expedition ever. Get a quick rundown on his epic undertaking and the season here.

THIN ICE: Minnesota Anglers Warned. Ice fishermen in Minnesota may have jumped the gun a little this year. Authorities there are pleading with resort owners to keep anglers off the popular and vast Upper Red Lake after a dozen or more people were rescued off an ice floe.

WARREN MILLER: Ski Film Brand Goes Biking: If you ski, you know Warren Miller. The brand launched and popularized the ski film genre. But last week, it announced it will expand into mountain biking feature films in 2020.

It brings major names to the film, with early tour commitments including bike industry leaders Anthill Films, Matchstick Productions, Pinkbike, and nonprofits IMBA and People For Bikes. Sign up for updates about the film here.

ANTARCTIC LOGISTICS: Behind the Scenes. Trips from Hercules Inlet are the most popular expeditions in Antarctica. This interview goes behind the scenes with the company that makes these expeditions possible.

RECORD FISH: Idaho Largemouth Bass. Post Falls, Idaho, resident J.J. Schillinger picked the perfect day to catch a new state record largemouth bass. He was competing in the Panhandle Bass Anglers Fall Open tournament on October 19.

Schillinger’s catch measured 25 inches long and weighed 9.7 pounds. Read the full story here.

RECORD MOOSE: North Dakota Giant. Rick Ellingson used his bow to put down a bull with an antler spread of 53 2/8 inches. It was the biggest North Dakota moose taken with bow and arrow and the third-largest taken in the state by either bow or rifle.

His hunt sounds pretty epic, and you can read about it here.

GUIDE DOG DROPOUTS: Your Morning Comedy. Ever wonder what happens to guide dogs that can’t quite cut it? Well, here’s your answer. Sometimes you just need a light story to set your day straight. This one provides.

TOO SWEET: Registration Closed. Life Time’s all-new gravel bike race — the Big Sugar-NWA — will take place on October 24, 2020. Registration for the inaugural ride through Bentonville, Arkansas, opened at 8 a.m. this morning. By 8:05, all of the roughly 1,000 slots were taken.

What’s all the fuss about? Check out our preview of the race here.

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