Tag: adventure

How Much Joy Can a Bike Bring To A Child in Need? Ask Dan Austin, Founder of 88 Bikes.

In 2006, Dan Austin and his brother spent two weeks in Cambodia working at a children’s hospital. During that trip, they took a bike ride through the countryside. Then, after they rode, they planned to donate their bikes to the local orphanage. They thought this act of kindness would make a great ending to their Cambodian trip. But… Read more »

Teacher Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger Goes to Space

When Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger entered a contest to go to Space Camp as a youngster, and came in second, with a consolation prize of a T-shirt, her parents, Keith and Joyce Metcalf scraped together enough money to send their daughter away to space camp. They laugh about that now. “Clearly it was money well spent”. Dottie won a contest that was recruiting teachers to become astronauts. She was one of three teachers picked out of 8,000 applicants.

Johnny Strange – Youngest Person Ever to Climb the Seven Summits

“Impossible is nothing,” says former Cub Scout Johnny Strange. Indeed, he lived out those words last summer when he climbed Mount Everest and Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko. By conquering those two peaks, Johnny became the youngest person ever to climb the Seven Summits — the tallest mountains on each of the… Read more »

Norman Vaughan – “Dream Big and Dare To Fail”

Adventurer Norman Vaughan was a member of Admiral Richard Byrd’s 1928 expedition to the South Pole, serving as a dog handler. In 1930, Admiral Byrd named one of the peaks he conquered during his expedition after Norman and two other dog handlers. And it was then that Norman decided he wanted to scale the peak… Read more »