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SPOTLIGHT

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Trekking in the Lut desert Iran

SAND STARS AND SOLITUDE

“We sounded like a bunch of school boys as we splashed and shouted in the pleasantly warm pool filled by a small waterfall. Nine days of trekking across a hot, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Treating jungle feet

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO JUNGLE FOOT CARE

from choosing the right boots to techniques for avoiding trench footImmense isolation, off-the-scale humidity, searing heat and an overload of exotic hazards. In no environment is foot care more paramount …

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 …