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 …

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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 …

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 …

EXPLORING THE ETHICS OF CULTURAL IMMERSION

Inside the Arctic Circle in northern Siberia, the Yamalo-Nenets autonomous region is home to the indigenous nomads known as the Nenets. With a clan-based social structure, Nenets culture follows ancient …

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.

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