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SPOTLIGHT

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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: 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 …

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 …