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Living on both sides of the lens: Mountaineer Jimmy Chin

Posted by Dan Egan July 31, 2013 07:08 PM

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Jimmy Chin is one of the most sought-after adventure photographers in the world. His work has appeared in National Geographic, and he has been featured on the cover of Outside Magazine and others.

He has summited and skied Mount Everest, and has followed climbers to the top of El Cap and beyond. He has dedicated his life to capturing the human spirit communing with nature in some of the most extreme places on earth.

Listen to the entire Edging the Xtreme Interview with Jimmy Chin here on RadioBDC.

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Gary Connery: The art of royal flight

Posted by Dan Egan July 26, 2013 10:51 AM

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Dressed as the Queen of England as the world watched the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Gary Connery achieved near-royal status as he performed as the Queen’s very own stunt double. Jumping from a helicopter, Connery base-jumped and parachuted to the ground in front of an international crowd and a global television audience.

As a professional stunt man and extreme sports athlete, Connery has a long and impressive list of movie credits and feats to his name. He is known as the only person ever to "intentionally" land safely on the ground with a wing suit and without a parachute.

Listen below to Dan Egan's Edging the Xtreme interview as Connery describes his royal stunt and what is next for this Hollywood stuntman's career.


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Stand-up paddle boarders race across the Charles River

Posted by Dan Egan July 18, 2013 06:27 AM

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The Cape Cod Bay Challenge's primary goal is to raise money for a wonderful charitable cause: Christopher’s Haven, a comfortable housing complex and supportive community for families who bring patients to Boston's Mass General Hospital for Children for brain tumors and cancer.

And the Challengers do this by bringing together a group of people who forge new friendships and deep bonds as they physically and mentally challenge themselves through stand-up paddle boarding.

With other four events during the season, organizers brought stand-up paddle boarding to the Charles River this weekend. The four mile race started at the Community Boating Center. In August, athletes will go the distance from Plymouth to Wellfleet in a 34 mile marathon that starts at sunrise.

Edging the Xtreme caught up with cancer survivor Dan Olsen, the founder of Christopher's Haven, and Mike Chase of the Cape Cod Bay Challenge to discuss the growing popularity of stand up paddle boarding (SUP) and how they are supporting a worthy cause.

Bobby Fenton & East Coast HUI Surf School

Posted by Dan Egan July 12, 2013 08:22 AM

Bobby Fenton, a life-long surfer, has traveled the "Endless Summer" circuit of the famous surf locations around the globe. Now he's back home to teach the sport he loves.

If you ever wanted to get on the water and learn to surf, now is the time. Bobby Fenton runs the East Coast HUI Surf School on the South Shore and runs week-long camps for kids. The school also does adult private lessons and group rentals for both surf boards and stand-up paddle boards.

I spoke to Bobby a little about who he is and what he does. Listen below.

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X Games athletes take over Munich's Olympic Stadium

Posted by Dan Egan July 1, 2013 01:24 PM

Three-Pete, Five-Pete and even an Eight-Pete are becoming familiar terms, as multiple athletes strike gold, embodying “rock star” status in the world of X Games.

On top of the heap is skateboarder Bob Burnquist, who captured his twenty-fifth X Games medal this past weekend.

Listen to my segment on RadioBDC:

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X Game athletes pleased huge crowds in and around the famed Olympic Stadium in Munich, Germany. The range of events featured RallyCross, Enduro, Moto X, Mountain Bike Slope Style, BMX Slope Style, Skate, and the X Game signature Big Air events.

The Women’s Enduro X event races showed the grit of these type of events. Enduro X is a test of strength, balance and fitness, combined with the power of a motocross bike, and it was grueling. Maria Forsberg won her third career X Games gold medal.

New to the X Games this year was Mountain Bike Slope Style, and the gold was won by Canadian Brett Rheeder, who has been known to train and hang out at Highland Mountain Bike Park in New Hampshire.

It's been said many time that these athletes are pushing the limits like never before, and it continues to be true. The X Games now come back to their “home court” (Los Angeles) for the last stop on the world tour August 1 through 4.

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