50 Best ... Adventure sports

Forget the gym this new year, and get active on a dogsled or a surf canoe. Julian Murray-Evans and his expert panel go for the burn ? the hard way
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Best earth
Big-Wall climbing
Expedition mountaineering
Street lugeing
Western-style bull riding

Best snow
Waterfall ice-climbing
Nordic skiing
Snow-Gully climbing
Extreme snowboarding
Ski mountaineering
Snow Tubing
High latitude expeditions

The panel
Alan R Anderson, motoring industry commentator; Susan Bedford, public relations manager, Professional Bull Riders Inc; Geoff Birtles, editor High Mountain Sports; Dave Cheetham, marketing manager Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre; Simon Geller, editor Men's Health; Chris Hawkesworth, British Canoe Union access manager; James Hendy, press officer, Surfers Against Sewage; Sandra Hossack, secretary, British Association of Balloon Operators; Tony Knight, chairman, British Parachute Association Pilots Committee; Andy Middleton, director TYF Adventure; Alan Williams, principal, Plas Menai National Watersports Centre

NB: Many of these sports carry a real risk of injury. Always seek proper instruction and guidance before participation

Details were checked at the time of going to press but are liable to change.