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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SPOTLIGHT

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …