DAVID LAMA IS THE FIRST TO SUMMIT LUNAG RI

The name David Lama is synonymous with big challenging climbs and pioneering first ascents in the Himalaya and around the world and in October 2018 the Austrian climber and mountaineer …

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EXPLORING THE ETHICS OF CULTURAL IMMERSION

mutual exchange or cultural dilution at the edge of the earth?

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WINTER NAVIGATION: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

Finding your way in the hills comes with its own inherent set of challenges and in winter the challenges are tenfold. Blanket snow cover can deem the features you’re used …

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HOW TO MITIGATE AVALANCHE RISK

In 2008, Xavier De Le Rue got taken and burried by a solid avalanche, the sort most don’t survive. This was reason enough for him to share some of his lessons learned and …

THE MAN WHO CLIMBED EVEREST 21 TIMES

Having promised his wife, his 21st ascent would be his last, he retired in May of 2011. Now, at 58-years-old, through his work at the Apa Sherpa Foundation, he aims …

THE CLOUDBREAK SESSION OF A LIFETIME

Swell rarely demands as much attention as when a solid low pressure system aims itself at a particular patch of reef guarding the Fijian island of Tavarua. Cloudbreak at size …

FELLOWSHIP OF CAMELS

A formidable constituent of the Sahara desert, the Bayuda desert is characterised partly by its people’s modern-day reliance on their camels. At the start of the year, a team of …

RELICS FROM THE TUNDRA

Remote and wind-blasted with a permafrost coating, separated by the Golf of Ob to the east and the Baydaratskaya Bay to the west, the Yamal Peninsula is home to about …

RIVER PEOPLE: FIRST DESCENT OF THE DULONG

As a river person myself, I’m really interested in how river based communities interact with the river and the relationship they have with the watercourse. From the traditional names for the …

HOW TO MANAGE FEAR

It’s all about knowing your personal limits, being able to match your skills with the risks at hand and make sure you are capable. Even if it’s at the risk …

CLIMBING’S SHANGRI-LA

Perched almost a kilometre above the jungle floor, the world’s highest waterfall is iconic in every sense. Carved out by millions of years of flowing water, sheer sided mountains dominate …

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