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WE NEED YOUR VOTE

We’ve made the final stages of the 2019 AFAR Travellers’ Choice Awards and the public vote is now open so now we need your help! The AFAR Travellers’ Choice Awards …

REACHING MY PEAK

Behind the most impressive feats of endurance there lies levels of resilience, determination and mental strength which go beyond what most of us have ever experienced. Through his ultra-running, coaching …

THERE ARE NO QUEUES IN THESE UNTRODDEN WILDS

For obvious reason, the iconic trails and climbs will forever remain exactly that, unlikely to stop attracting vast numbers of visitors. But sharing the trail with hundreds of others has …

REVIEW: GREGORY PARAGON 58L

A lightweight 58 litre pack. Complete with an internal daypack, plenty of features designed specifically to enhance versatile fitting and comfort. With a multi-day trip to the Tres Picos State …

THE CALL OF THE RIVER

Fierce, remote and hazardous, the Apurimac River is considered the farthest source of the Amazon. From the glacial meltwater of the ridge of the Mismi, a 5,597-metre-high mountain in the …

CHILD CARE WITH DANNY MACASKILL

Scotland’s Danny Macaskill is probably the most viral thing bikes have ever seen, merging the MTB and trials worlds with unrivalled creativity as he shows off the best of Scottish …

COMING SUMMER 2019: BASE MAGAZINE

From the Secret Compass headquarters, landing summer 2019 BASE magazine is a brand new quarterly magazine sharing inspirational stories from the world of adventure. Through the medium of print, BASE …

EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF SLOW TRAVEL

Sure, the latest innovations offer comfort and efficiency in today’s transportation, but chasing technology has never been our style. Instead, we’re stripping back to basics for more immersive experiences. We’ve …

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE OF LEBANON

The Middle East might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of snow-capped mountains, but there’s one Middle Eastern nation where mountains rise up straight …

Are You Crazy? Don’t Go There It’s Dangerous!

All Western media ever talks about, are the wars and ethnic conflicts, variously mismanaged or escalated by local governments and often abetted by foreign interference or, more succinctly, by the …

NOTES FROM THE LOST WORLD

Within reach of neighbouring Brazil and Guyana, in the south east of Venezuela, some 700km from the nation’s capital city Caracas, sits Canaima National Park. Home to the iconic flat …

SURFING THE ZAMBEZI

With optimal water volume and flow rate absolutely paramount, river waves are a mystical beast.  On the Zambezi, when those conditions align, the river produces a standing wave with more …

CRACKING THE ICE

Nothing else quite excites and terrifies me like ice climbing. But that exhilaration is addictive. I constantly surprise myself with what I’m able to accomplish when I let go of …

BENEATH THE GREENLAND ICE CAP

Will Gadd has been climbing ice for 35 years, and with the first ascent of Niagara Falls among his achievements he has long led that charge. Striving to give back …

TIMELAPSE FROM THE ROOF OF THE EARTH

The 2014 and 2015 seasons hosted the highest number of recorded fatalities on Mount Everest. Elia Saikaly, the creater of this captivating timelapse was there during both seasons and the …

YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE SHOULD BE RIVER BASED

Compounding around 71 % of the earth’s surface and roughly 65% of our own bodies, H2O is the absolute lifeblood of this planet – connecting alpine glaciers to the jungles and lowlands, to the shorelines and oceans …

IS THIS THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST BIKE RACE?

It takes a particular kind of person to want to race off-road across the high passes of Kyrgyzstan. Especially when there are no prizes at stake. The late Mike Hall …

WATCH: ICE AND PALMS

A multi-disciplined self supported tour, Ice and Palms follows skiers Jochen Mesle and Max Kroneck as they cycle, climb and ski across from southern Germany to the Mediterranean Sea.

CLIMBING HALGURD

Considering where I was going, I was surprised how easy it was to get to. From London, a short flight to Vienna plus another connection and I’d landed in Erbil, …

FOUR LEARNING ADVENTURES FOR 2019

Lead an expedition and you offer a team a once in a lifetime adventure, teach a team their own skillset and you’ll offer them a lifetime of adventure.

CROSSING BAYUDA

In 1886 General Charles Gordon was killed in Khartoum by the forces of the Mahdi, the awaited prophet of Islam. A force of several thousand British with their camels had …

LEMONADE IN LAPLAND

Outdoor educators by profession, Huw Oliver and his partner Annie aren’t your ordinary fat-bikers. Drawn to colder climates where cycle tracks don’t exist and battling temperatures of -20°C is the …

THE CLIMBING CHOLITAS OF BOLIVIA

Having all worked for years as cooks and porters in the high camps of the Andes, four years ago, a group of Bolivian Aymara indigenous women aged between 24 and 52 …

UNCHARTED KYRGYZSTAN: FIRST ASCENTS AND WHISKY

Today, claiming a first ascent means synchronising several key ingredients. Firstly discernible geographical knowledge. Unclimbed mountains aren’t readily available in the nearest national park. A mountain with zero footfall means …

8 MONUMENTAL CHALLENGES FOR 2019

Be it cycling your first 100 miles, running your first marathon, or let’s say… crossing your first desert, no 12 months is complete without locking horns with a new challenge …

RIDING THE WILDS OF KYRGYZSTAN

Boundless miles of rugged mountains and a focal point of the ancient Silk Road, remote adventure is synonymous with Kyrgyzstan. Along with professional riders Tom Oehler and Rene Wildhaber, this …

WIN AN ADVENTURE WEEKEND FOR TWO

Need more adventure in 2019 but don’t know where to start? Well, we’ve got just the thing. We teamed up with Geographical Magazine to give away An Adventure Weekend in …

ADVENTURES FOR GOOD IN 2019

Travel and adventure can be strictly personal pursuits, selfish even, and that’s cool. It’s valuable escapism, time to think, time to develop both physically and mentally. But it can also …

10 THINGS I LEARNED TRAINING AS A JUNGLE GUIDE

Founded to set the standard for quality and consistency in wilderness guiding in Canada, the Professional Association of Wilderness Guides and Instructors (PAWGI) now operates globally as a guide certification …

DAN MILNER ON A LIFE OF BIKES AND ADVENTURE

Eventually though his organic talent for adventure photography mixed with an undeniable personal connection to the humble bicycle has led him across the globe to record some of the most …

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 …

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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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 …

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