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Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 06 March 2014
Long watch: The weight of mountains Super interesting video that combines interesting information and beautiful cinematography This video almost brought me back to geography class all those long years ago now. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 16 December 2013
The North Face and Buzz Aldrin, of course this is amazing A promo video here by the North Face but clearly with the help of the second man on the moon, it is brilliant. I think the video description that the North Face puts on this says it all "Humans have always been driven by curiosity and fed by an innate need to explore. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 05 December 2013
Not a fan of time lapse videos but this one is out of this world. Literally.A timelapse video taken from the international space station that focuses on the station itself.As I said generally not a massive fan of timelapse videos, feeling there is lack of character or story line. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 20 November 2013
A small iceberg broke off Antarctica this week. Only the size of CHICAGO! Reports of a giant iceberg breaking off Antarctica have reached the media this week It is hard to fathom an iceberg the size of Chicago. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 27 October 2013
A Submarine Kayak. Enough SaidOne of the craziest inventions I have ever seen.A submarine and a kayak? Those things for me at least do not go together. They go together even less when you see what it actually looks like. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 23 October 2013
The pale blue dot, that is all we are on the edge of the universe.If this doesn't but life into a bit of perspective for you, nothing will. One for our science fans here but alot something that all of us should draw a bit of inspiration from. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 17 October 2013
Men face criminal charges after toppling 200 million year old rock formation. Idiots This video is infuriating for so many outdoor enthusiasts. Gives the whole community a bad name. Expect to see this gather some serious steam in the next few days. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 15 October 2013
New breath taking footage of Red Bull space jump releasedFull point of view footage released with mulit angle cameras and mission data If you haven't seen any footage of the red bull stratos space jump from last year you must have been living under a rock because it was a pretty big deal. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 12 October 2013
Caves the final frontier? For these astronauts it seems to be. The ESA sends astronauts underground to prepare for extreme conditions in space In the last couple of weeks the ESA, European Space Agency, sent 6 astronauts deep under ground to try and better prepare them for the harsh conditions that they are likely to experience in space. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 02 October 2013
Brand new GoPro Hero3+ launched Typically of GoPro they have produced a worldwide masterpiece video to go along with it. With the tag line smaller, lighter, mightier still, just whats in this little piece of magic that we at the Ballyhass adventure blog can pretty much thank for our exsistance. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 19 September 2013
The first Irish man to leave planet Earth will be... Yep, you weren't even close. Its going to be Bob Geldof of Boomtown Rats and Live Aid Fame It was announced last week that Bob Geldolf will be on the first commercial space flight which is due to take off in the third quarter of next year. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 16 September 2013
The rising of the Concordia is happening today. You can watch it live on the BBC website. Really impressive. This is a particularly apt news story today as we had our own mini salvage on a wreck here in Ireland last week. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 13 September 2013
One of the biggest caves in the world found just 4 years ago Actually being touted as the biggest cave in the world it has its own rainforest and river This really got our imagination going. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 28 August 2013
Under the Greenland Ice Hidden Canyon found that's bigger than the Grand Canyon Scientists who were researching climate change came across the enormous canyon by accident. The canyon stretches 800km and is up to 800m deep in places but is completely packed with ice. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 27 August 2013
Nasa Remember Armstrong. One year after his death Nasa put together this great video footage. How time flys, during the week NASA marked the one year anniversary of Neil Armstrong's passing. This is a really nicely put together video with some smashing shots of the moon landing and of the great man himself and various stages of his career. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 07 August 2013
NASA's Curiosity Rover See what its been up to for the last 12 months on mars the red planet. NASA launched its curiosity rover project over 12 months ago now at a cost of 1.8 billion! Thats alot of tax payers money, Michael Noonan wouldn't get away with it that's for sure. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 20 July 2013
Shark Proof Wetsuit Newly Launched Wetsuits hopes to save lifes in Western Australia This week saw the first wetsuits designed to ward off shark attacks in Western Australia. You might think that it seems like an awful lot of effort to put into designing a product of this type but there is a need for it as western Australia has seen multiple fatal shark attacks in recent years. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 19 July 2013
Woman Swims with Whales Naked in freezing temperatures in aid of science Natalia Avseenko threw away her clothes to dive with Beluga whales in freezing conditions all to test the theory that the notoriously shy whales are so because they sense any foreign materials like a wetsuit or dive suit. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 18 July 2013
The Forbidden Island. North Sentinel Island, one of the last groups of people to remain untouched by modern civilsationLike this? Check out these other blog posts..Lost City found in Mexico Ever heard of North Sentinel Island? Neither had we, but we were amazed to find out that it houses one of last people to remain untouched by modern civilization. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 17 July 2013
Human Powered Helicopter Heading says it all really, this is amazing Aerovelo who are a Canadian engineering team have been the first successful team to build a human power helicopter. We mean fully human powered. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 07 July 2013
How long can you hold your breath for? Potentially a new way of fishing the lake? This is a great challenge for you this afternoon. Why not try and hold your breath as long as this guy. This scene appeared on BBC's Human Planet and was one of our favorite clips. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 03 July 2013
Check out this bad boy rocket. Really cool video showing some of the future capabilities of rocket exploration The grasshopper rocket hit the news this week for being the first successful launch of a unmanned rocket to take off by itself and land safely down in the exact same place. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 01 July 2013
Lost city Found in Mexico Archeologists have found a Mayan City that has been hidden for centuries in rainforests in Mexico Just a couple of weeks ago a report hit Reuters that a previously lost Mayan city was discovered in the eastern rainforests of Mexico. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 23 June 2013
Super Moon Able to be seen by the naked eye. Did anyone check out the supermoon last night? Apparently when the moon it is at its closest point to Earth it has a bit of an optical illusion in which the moon looks 14% bigger and 30% brighter. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 06 June 2013
Jet Powered Bicycle Colin Furze a British inventor Came up with this brilliant contraption.Another one of his crazy inventions Now please dont attempt anything of what you are about to see at home. This little piece of adventure is definently not recommended. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 05 June 2013
Plastic Bottle Kayak? This great initiative to be adventurous and save the world This month saw 25 students paddle 100km on the Whanganui River on the North Island in New Zealand. Pretty impressive feat in itself but these students did it in Kayaks made of plastic bottles! You read that right. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 23 May 2013
Galapagos Full 360Google maps are venturing all the way out to the Galapagos Islands in their quest to map the world.We are very excited about this revelation. The Galapagos is on the very top of our bucket lists. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 20 May 2013
Hawk Eye Coming to Stadium Near You.The GAA have finally embraced the 21st century, but will it be an improvement, or cause more contorvesry.The GAA's new Hawk-Eye point detection system was formally launched recently. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 18 May 2013
Now this is the definition of adventure! Commander Chris Hadfield signs off his time in space with an epic farewell  You might not have been aware of this particular Canadian who has been floating above our heads this last few months. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 16 May 2013
Want to see the route to Everest? Check out this amazing video of the route to the Summit of the world. For a lot of people climbing everest is just a pipe dream. Fitness, deadication, experience, determination time and money are luxeries that alot of people dont have. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 26 March 2013
Gear Guide: Thuraya Satsleeve For the Iphone users amoung you, whether an angler or hiker this nice little device could get you out of a jam when out an about. We came across this little invention while researching GPS gear and immediately  our minds were awash with different uses in the outdoors. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 26 March 2013
Google opens our eyes.They have out done themselves with the newest updates to street view.You have to admire google sometimes. I certainly do with their newest update to their streetview technology. They have taken pictures of four of the worlds tallest mountains. ...
Posted by Ballyhass Lakes on 19 March 2013
A Full Size Origami Kayak We are not lying to you, check out this incredible invention Only in a America would an invention this wacky originate from. But we most say we are intrigued. ...

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