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Old 05-08-2001, 02:57 PM   #1
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This list was a result of a group effort on the Barrowdowns IRC site one day, after someone suggested Whitewater on the Anduin as a fun idea. I edited the list down somewhat.

Skiing the Lonely Mountain

Rafting the Anduin

Whitewater on the Bruinen (the Loudwater)

Mountain-Climbing on Caradhras

The Middle Earth Caving Grand Tour:
(1)The Misty Mountain Maze Adventure -- BYOES (Bring Your Own Elven Sword)
(2) The Mithril Mines of Moria (in conjunction with the National Balrog-Spotters Society)
(3) Helm's Deep and Beyond
(4) A Quick Jaunt Through the Paths of the Dead (a chance to score another sighting in Pukel Man Bingo!)
(5) An Even Quicker Jaunt Through Shelob's Lair (side trips optional but not recommended)
(6) Rappelling the Cracks of Doom (asbestos gear available for an additional fee)

Orienteering in southern Mirkwood

Bungee jumping off the Khazad-dum bridge

Cliff diving between the Pillars of Argonath

Extreme lumberjacking in Nimbrethil

High rope-walking between the Towers of the Teeth

Oliphaunt big-game hunting

Cross country skiing on the Helcaraxe

The Endless Stair Climb

Dragon Safaris to the Withered Heath

Boxing against Tulkas

Songs of Power competition with Tom Bombadil as referee

Fencing with Turin Turambar

Rat fighting in Minas Morgul

Orc-head Golfing

The Middle-Earth Cup: Race to Tol Eressea -- finding it is half the battle.

The Gondolin Run

Palantr Shotput or Bowling

Wrestling (Choose your opponent -- Gollum or Beorn!)

Orthanc Breaking (Ents-only event)

Orc Slaying

Eagle Riding

Escape from Old Man Willow

Mine your way out of Moria (two days and a pickaxe, good luck)

The Bombur Pull - individual and team events!

Barrow Downs Ghost Hunt

The Middle-Earth Bronco-Busting event, using Felarof and Shadowfax

Oliphaunt Racing! (...and lumbering into the homestretch it's Harad's Hangman by a trunk...)

Esgaroth Archery Contest (moving targets)

Brandywine Boating (hobbits only)

Firewalking at Mount Doom

Caber tossing in Mirkwood

Sumo Wrestling against Bombur

Nazgul skeet shooting

The Middle Earth Ironman Triathlon:
Run from Cirith Ungol to Mount Doom,
then swim the Bay of Belfalas,
then Bike back to Rivendell!

Guess What's in Galadriels Mirror

Diving the Anduin (The current champion: Deagol!)

Downhill Slalom at Helm's Deep

Beorn Bee Races

Burgling with Bilbo (you have 30 seconds to put on your magic ring and get out with as much treasure as you can before Smaug burns you to a crisp)

Knife throwing (Event located on Weathertop)

Caragdur-Jumping with Eol

What Have I Got In My Pocket Game Show, hosted by Bilbo and Gollum

Weaving with Shelob

Campfire Cooking, starring Samwise

Middle-Earth Chess Challenge - Title Match between Denethor and Elrond (my money's on Elrond)

Lorien Rope Weaving


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Old 05-08-2001, 06:52 PM   #2
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Re: Middle Earth Extreme Sports and TV shows

Pretty good.

And before one of the big events, the home team has to climb the Argonath and paint their faces red.

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Old 05-09-2001, 08:36 AM   #3
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Re: Middle Earth Extreme Sports and TV shows

who's faces? <img src=laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> theirs of those of the statues?

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Old 05-09-2001, 10:48 AM   #4
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The statues faces are the ones that get painted.
I would imagined that the climbers/painters faces would already be red from the exertion of the climb!

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Old 06-25-2002, 01:08 PM   #5
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I just found this funny and decided to resurrect it. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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Old 06-25-2002, 02:40 PM   #6
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It really is a funny thread. What about:

climbing the Taniquetil

Try your smith abilities at Aule

Survival trip on Gorgoroth

Bungee jump into Mount Doom (don't make your rope to long)

Golf with goblinheads

Drinking contest in Rivendell- opponents are either Bilbo or Arwen

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Old 06-26-2002, 08:13 AM   #7
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What about:

Horse racing in Rohan

Waterfall diving off the Rauros

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Old 06-26-2002, 08:58 AM   #8
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Don't forget the competitions introduced by Peter Jackson in the films:

Brandywine Ferry Broad Jump

Collapsing Stair Vaulting.

Moria Pillar Climbing (currently open to Orcs only, but the dwarves are petitioning the M.E.O.C. - Middle-Earth Olympic Committee - to open it up to all races.)

Balrog Free-Fall - (most people can only do this once.)

Coming soon in The Two Towers - Elven Stair Surfing!
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Old 06-26-2002, 09:45 AM   #9
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Also introduced in the movie:

hide-and-seek against a pack of crows.

Steal the firework-test, where you are up against some of the most vigilant wizards around.

Swimming contest in the Anduin, current champion (and only competitor) is Samwise Gamgee.

Also try to outbest Boromir in the arrow contest, where you have to live with more and more arrows being shot into you. (also a one-time competition)

Later, the maze of the paths of the dead will be introduced, along with running contests in Fangorn against the fastest ents.
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Old 06-26-2002, 01:58 PM   #10
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Dash to Mount Doom (with orcs out to get you)

apple taget throwing in Bree (Bill Ferny as the target)
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Old 06-26-2002, 02:27 PM   #11
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Quit picking on Sam!

LOL...apple throwing....
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Old 09-05-2002, 09:19 PM   #12
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To revive this thread...

Horse Races to Isenguard or Minas Tirith, Competiters: Gandalf on Shadowfax

Hiking in the Emyn Muil

Caving in the Glittering Caves of Aglarond

Shotput Competion with Palantiri against Wormtongue

That's all I can think of...
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Old 09-05-2002, 09:44 PM   #13
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Bowling for Lembas
Kayaking the Dead Marshes
Barrow-downs maze (will you come out alive?)
Yacht racing at the Havens

Or Middle-earth sports Jackass style! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 09-05-2002, 11:11 PM   #14
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THis is quite clever! How about spider hunting in parts of Mirkwood or Orc rugby?
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