DAVID LAMA IS THE FIRST TO SUMMIT LUNAG RI

climbing the Nepalese 6907m peak solo

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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

The foundations of finding your way in the hills regardless of the conditions

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A SELF-SUPPORTED ICELANDIC TRAVERSE

Along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge forms our world’s longest mountain range. While nearly all of it lies below the ocean’s surface, separating the Eurasian and …

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FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

We’ve kept you in the dark for long enough. After no shortage of deliberation, we can finally defuse the growing anticipation as we announce the films for An Audience with …

5 TRIPS TO DIGITAL DETOX IN 2019

In unfamiliar lands, and far-removed from the everyday, these are five expeditions which will feed your soul’s cravings. It’s time to put down your phone, access to your emails and …

THE FIRST ASCENT OF JANHUKOT

Surrounded by some of the most formidable peaks of the Himalayas including Meru, Shivling and Kedar Dome, mountaineers have been trying to claim Janhukot’s summit since the ’80s. In May …

DOCUMENTING 20 YEARS IN THE MOUNTAINS

A silent workhorse of the adventure industry, for those in the know, the name Chris Figenshaw is synonymous with some of the biggest, boldest productions in the mountains. “Chris has …

BASE JUMPING MT. BLANC DU TACUL

Holy Smokes! In early September of 2018, accompanied by photographer Hamish Frost and videographer Jake Holland, Tim Howell and willis Morris climbed Mont Blanc du Tacul’s Arête du Diable. They …

CHASING WILD: BIKERAFTING WITH BEARS IN BC

Starting at the entrance of the new mine, Red Chris they’d cycle 150km to a river, from where they’d circle the region paddling 200km before pedalling back to their starting …

SNOWBOARDER JEREMY JONES PAYS TRIBUTE TO JOHN MUIR

Naturalist, author, environmental philosopher, glaciologist and founder of the Sierra Club, John Muir – “Father of the National Parks” – has been etched into history for his activism which helped …

BIKEPACKING FROM DUSHANBE TO BISHKEK

In 2014, Marc Maurer cycled from his home in Cologne, Germany to Istanbul, Turkey, cancelling his return flight to ride back instead. Two years later, he continued his journey east …

REVIEW: THULE ALL-TRAIL 45L

I’ve been told by my partner that I’ve got more backpacks than most girls have handbags, which makes justifying need for another quite tough, but with a three-week trekking expedition …

What is Buzkashi?

WHAT THE HELL IS BUZKASHI?

Before the game, the carcass is decapitated, gutted and soaked in water for the 24 hours ensuring it stays in one piece and sand is sometimes added for additional weight. …

HIGH PASSES YAKS AND BUZKASHI

Sandwiched by Tajikistan to the north and Pakistan to the south and lined by the high passes of the Hindu Kush, Pamir and the Karakoram mountains, a narrow finger of land …

THE CHAOS OF HIGH SPEED KAYAKING

Within the realms of adventure sports, there are several things you just can’t fully prepare for. The obvious which comes to mind is ski jumping, another is running high intensity …

FOUR STEPS TO ADVENTURE

Rather than a complete off-the-shelf package, these are the foundations of your adventure. You won’t see dates, an itinerary or any sort of plan here.

ESCAPE TO THE MOAB

We can all relate to the need for escape – the rising tide, which only retreats with a dose of adventure – but few videos capture it as well as …

Introducing Secret Compass Adventures

INTRODUCING: SC ADVENTURES

Adrenaline and discovery, awe-inspiring landscapes and mind blowing experiences, pure joy and unadulterated freedom! Without exception, our time in the field has been defined by these concepts, be it exploring the peaks …

THE FASTEST WHEELS IN NEPAL

Kids and wheels; wherever you are in the world, they go together and Nepal is no different. Kids and wheels; wherever you are in the world, they go together and …

HOW TO PLAN YOUR FIRST WILD CAMPING TRIP

If you’re new to wild camping and hiking self-supported, knowing where to start can feel a bit like a minefield. If that’s you, we put together the following guide to …

IS THIS THE FUTURE FOR FUNDING ADVENTURE?

Storytelling is an integral part of any expedition worth its weight. But with magazine and sponsorship budgets tighter than ever, the figureheads of modern day adventure are getting creative with …

A GUIDE TO MOUNTAIN FOOTWEAR

No item in your kit store is single-handedly more capable of ruining an expedition than unsuitable footwear and few environments demand as much from your feet and thus your boots …

THESE GIRLS ARE KAYAKING ACROSS THE CONTINENT

Self-supported, human-powered journeys are where it’s at. There’s a lot to be said for covering ground under your own steam and when your line of travel makes a tangible mark …

EMPIRE OF WINDS

At the southern tip of the Americas, where the land finally submits to the Southern Ocean, alpine peaks are surrounded by ocean. With the Atlantic to the east and the …

MOUNTAINSCAPES FROM KAZBEK

In mid June, our alpine skills course returned from Georgia. Tackling the slopes of Mount Kazbek (the country’s third highest peak) and the Gergeti Glacier – on the Russian border …

IN KIT WE TRUST

These aren’t lightweight campfire gimmicks, this is the tried and tested, dependable kit we put to the test time and again on expeditions and the reasons why we continue to …

WHITEWATER NIRVANA

Call it narcissistic, but a ‘first’ will always be an adventure accolade worth obtaining. Simply going where you know others haven’t previously, oblivious as to what exactly lies ahead, prepared …

THE FIGHT FOR OUR WILD PLACES

With widespread resource extraction, our planet’s wild places are under serious threat and modern conservation is never as straight forward as it seems from the outside.

HIKING WITH MAN’S BEST FRIEND

This is professional photographer Ace Kvale and his dog Genghis Khan, a.k.a Desert Dawg. To celebrate his 60th birthday, Ace set off from his front door in Utah for a 60 …

FIVE OUTDOOR GEAR HACKS

Dialling in your kit is an ever evolving venture, the specifics of which lie largely in the hands of personal preference. That said, for us these items are an essential …

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 …

ODE TO THE STRUGGLE

Call it masochistic, but we’re all for adding a pinch of torment back into adventure. This isn’t a case for heading out ill-equipped and under prepared, far from it. Instead this …

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