Hiking

Kareena Kapoor, trolled for allegedly hiking her fee to play Sita, says she wants ‘respect’ | Bollywood

Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan, who was recently the subject of a controversy after it was reported that she had hiked her fee to star in a reimagining of the Ramayana from Sita’s perspective, has said that more people are talking about pay disparity in the industry now.

In an interview, Kareena Kapoor said that she makes it clear how much she should be paid for projects, and likened it to ‘respect’. While Kareena has never spoken about the unconfirmed reports that suggested she’d asked for 12 crore to appear in the epic film, she spoke about equal pay in

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Keep Your Feet Happy on the Trail

Hiking boots are like tents for your feet, by which we mean they’re an essential piece of any outdoor adventure—they protect your feet against rough terrain, inclement weather, biting or stinging critters, and all the other natural hazards you might encounter on the trail. Not only do they safeguard your feet from injury, but their stability and cushioning lend support to the rest of your body at the same time. While there’s no single best hiking boots for women, choosing the right pair of hiking boots for you and your feet can make or break a trip—whether it’s a day

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Autopsy unclear: Jonathan Gerrish, Ellen Chung, daughter Miju and dog die on California hiking trail

John Gerrish and Ellen Chung’s home in Mariposa, Calif., was quiet on Aug. 16 when their 1-year-old daughter’s nanny arrived. The family — including their dog, Oski — was nowhere to be found. Their truck was missing, too. As the hours wore on without a word from Gerrish or Chung, who had set out for a hike the day before, a sense of panic began to set in.

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Could Thru-Hiking Colorado’s Fourteeners Become a Thing?

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It’s been nearly a month since Pawel Szafruga summited all of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in one self-supported thru-hike, and Szafruga is still waiting to drink a celebratory cold beer.

That’s because his body cannot yet handle alcohol.

“My bloodwork is still screwy, and I had some really bad liver numbers that looked like I was going into liver failure,” Szafruga said. “Right now I’m trending in the right direction but it will be another few weeks until I can drink.”

Szafruga pushed his body to extreme limits during the self-powered linkup of all 58 peaks, a dizzying feat that

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What’s toxic algae and could it really have killed an entire California family hiking near Yosemite?

For those of us who spend time outside, the sight of stagnant, murky, greenish water instantly raises concern. We recognize that it’s potentially harmful algae, so we steer clear, keep our pets away and we definitely don’t swim in it or drink it. At this point, there have been no confirmed reports of humans dying from toxic algae.

But last month, after a California hiking family mysteriously died on a trail near Yosemite National Park, officials pointed to toxic algae as a prime suspect. The idea of that was as strange as it was terrifying, particularly because John Gerrish and … Read More

From wingfoiling to desert hiking: why Corsica is France’s adventure capital | Island of beauty

Wingfoiling
Wingfoiling is basically windsurfing with a hydrofoil: grabbing a two-handed wing and riding a paddleboard elevated about 90cm above the water. It takes some practice, which explains why Balistra beach represents a savvy place to learn. For, on this undeveloped white-sand wonder between Bonifacio and Porto-Vecchio – its rutted, 1.2 mile access track thankfully precluding crowds – novice lessons begin on a large, calm lagoon. You then progress to the sea, and can rent equipment when ready to fly solo.

90-minute lessons cost from €60 (£50) nustrale-ride.com

Kiteboarding
In essence, strap yourself to a big power kite, jump on

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The Best Hiking Gear (2021): Backpacks, Boxer Briefs, and More

There’s a big, beautiful world out there: Don’t let the only wild naturescape you see be the wallpaper on your phone’s lock screen. Hiking is one of the easiest and most accessible outdoor sports. You don’t need a spendy mountain bike or a big bundle of climbing gear to lace up your shoes and walk around looking for birds or basking under the trees.

Even if you live in a big city, there are probably accessible woods within a few hours’ drive or train trip that are worth checking out. If you’ve never done it before, figuring out what to

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Cause of deaths of California family on hike remains mystery

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they are still investigating the mysterious deaths of a Northern California family and their dog who were found in a remote hiking area, but have so far determined their deaths were not caused by a gun or any other weapon, a lightning strike, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, cyanide exposure, illegal drugs, alcohol or suicide.

The bodies of John Gerrish, his wife, Ellen Chung, their 1-year-old daughter, Miju, and their dog were found on Aug. 17 on a hiking trail close to the Merced River in the Sierra National Forest. A family friend had reported

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Another One Joins The Hiking Camp

Market movers today

  • In Sweden, a range of growth indicators for August are on the agenda
  • The US ADP employment report will give some insights for non-farm payrolls released on Friday.
  • In the euro area, retail sales for August and German factory orders are released.
  • At today’s Polish central bank meeting, we expect unchanged rates along with consensus as many members have clearly communicated a preference for awaiting the updated November inflation projections before making changes to the policy stance

The 60 second overview

Energy crunch and ECB: The global surge in energy prices continued unabated yesterday as European gas

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Some States Want to Charge for Rescuing Lost Hikers

It was 11 p.m. one night last July when a couple realized they would not make it back down the Old Bridle Path. They were with their two children just over a mile into the hiking trail on Mount Lafayette, roughly 70 miles north of Concord, N.H.

They had underestimated the time it would take to complete the 7-mile hike, rated as difficult by AllTrails.com. They had been overtaken by darkness.

The couple and their children, who were tourists from Florida, did not have flashlights or water and were tired, so they called 911, according to Col. Kevin Jordan

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