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THE TRIBE, THE RAINFOREST AND ME

From above, the Congolese jungle appears an inhospitable tangle of vegetation. Yet, over years of isolation, communities of hunter-gatherers have maintained a harmonious existence within the forest. Collectively known as …

WHAT IT TAKES TO CLIMB EL CAPITAN

In October 2017, Brad Gobright and Jim Reynolds set a new speed record for The Nose route on El Capitan. What generally takes accomplished climbers several days to achieve, they …

LEAVING BASECAMP

Aleix Vilardebo’s video captures the early morning atmosphere as a small group of climbers leave Everest Basecamp, destined for high altitude camps.

HOW TO EAT LIKE AN EXPEDITION LEADER

No one better understands the importance of staying stocked up in the field than our expedition leaders, so we checked in with a few of them to learn their approaches …

KAMCHATKA IS A VOLCANIC WONDERLAND

Across its 270,000 km2 lives only a population of 322,000, more than half of which live in the regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky on the peninsula’s south eastern shore, meaning the remainder of the 1,250-kilometre-long finger …

EVEREST IN THE ALPS TO RAISE £1MILLION

Over the four days skiers were pushed to their limits and beyond as they ascended up to 2,500 metres each day, burning calories equivalent to completing 8 back-to-back marathons over …

A BACKCOUNTRY FORAY

With almost 90% of the country at more than 1,500 meters above sea level the possibilities for alpine exploration are huge as Jöttnar pro team rider Tom Coney defines here …

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