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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SPOTLIGHT

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

Volcanos in Kamchatka as shot on Secret Compass expedition by Cheryl Hindle

FIRE ICE AND BEARS IN THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST

Dividing the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west, Kamchatka is a 1,250 kilometre long peninsula of absolute isolation. It’s the home of Eurasia’s …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …