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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 …

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 …

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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. …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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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 …

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 …

INTERVIEW: BECKY COLES ON WOMEN IN ADVENTURE

Today is International Women’s Day and yesterday, Becky Coles, one of our female expedition leaders passed her Mountaineering Instructor Certificate. If there’s a better excuse to check in and chat, …

5 REASONS YOU NEED TO EXPLORE AFRICA

Africa has it all but while a select few of its countries have been blessed with tourism, minimal infrastructure and political instability have generally kept tourist levels low.  Travel has …

TIME TO UNPLUG

Look around you, we’re plugged in with no escape plan. 34% of you checked Facebook in the last ten minutes. We call it connection but the longer we stay online, …

HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE JUNGLE

There’s no two ways about it, the jungle is amongst the most extreme environments on the planet. Hot and humid, there’s a myriad of life under its dense canopy, but …

THE 2017 HIGHLIGHT GALLERY

So with the prospect of a transition into the new year upon us, and a blank adventure canvas staring right back, we thought we’d take a look back at some …

HOW TO QUALIFY AS A JUNGLE GUIDE

Looking to break into the industry as an expedition leader? Well, you’re in the right place. Brand new for 2018, we’ve launched a PAWGI certified jungle leadership course, taking place …

A PATH LESS TRODDEN

As the most accessible peak of the Seven Summits, the path to the roof of Africa is pretty well-trodden. It’s a trekking peak and a bucket-list item within the grasps …

THE PRIVILEGE OF NAMING MOUNTAINS

For many it’s the ultimate goal in mountaineering. At the very least, claiming a first ascent provides a minimum of a lifetime worth of bragging and – if you can bear …

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6 ADVENTURES TO UP YOUR ALPINE GAME

Whether your eye is on that first 5000m+ summit, using crampons and ice axes for the first time or gaining the knowledge to plan your own expedition, here are six expeditions to …

INTERVIEW: ALPINE EXPERT PHIL DE-BEGER

After leading two Secret Compass expeditions in Iraqi Kurdistan he’s briefly back in the UK before he heads out to Georgia for our Alpine Skills Expedition in May, so we caught up with …