BIKEPACKING ACROSS THE ATACAMA
beyond trails in the world’s driest desert
Media release: 27/02/17
Secret Compass’s new website features 12 brand new expedition destinations for 2017 alongside classic locations from Afghanistan to Panama’s Darien Gap. With 30 expedition teams now open for applications, more adventure travellers than ever can achieve the extraordinary in the world’s wildest places with UK-based Secret Compass in 2017.
Secret Compass expeditions now fall under four umbrella themes or ‘approaches to adventure’ to help travellers find their ultimate adventure more easily. With Epics, Classics Revisited, Cultural Immersion and Adventure Academy-focused expeditions, achieving the extraordinary on an adventurous expedition is easier than ever.
Tom Bodkin, director of Secret Compass, said, “From world-first adventure challenges to seriously ambitious expeditions and treks, our ‘Epic Expeditions’ take teams of adventure travellers to some of the world’s wildest places.”
Doing just what it says on the tin, ‘Classics: Revisited’ expeditions take bucket-list adventure challenges or well-known physical feats and put a slightly different spin on them such as “don’t trek it, abseil it” or “don’t follow the crowds, follow a lesser-known route. ‘Classics: Revisited’ expeditions for 2017 include:
Taking live-like-a-local to a new level, Secret Compass’s ‘Cultural Immersion’ expeditions get people beyond the headlines to experience life with some of the world’s most fascinating communities, while undertaking challenging journeys in remote locations and extreme climates.
Life’s too short – why just take a holiday when it’s possible to learn incredible new skills in an adventurous, expeditionary setting? The Secret Compass Adventure Academy launches this year with four expeditions designed to teach adventure travellers new skills in truly awesome locations.
David joined the Gabon team in 2016. He said, “The expedition experience far exceeded my expectations. I had no idea it would be so wild, so far from any human contact, and really did not expect to see an elephant, gorillas, or a leopard from my hammock.”
Kirsten has explored Kurdistan, Siberia and more with Secret Compass. She said, “I don’t think I could have ever anticipated how often I would draw upon moments from my Secret Compass expeditions in my everyday life. Thank you.”
Roy made a successful first ascent in Mongolia with Secret Compass. He said, “I have been with numerous expedition companies over the years on high altitude trips, and I have been impressed with most of them. But it has too be said that Secret Compass has impressed me the most.”
For further press information contact communications director Kerry O’Neill on 0207 096 8428 or via email email@example.com
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Secret Compass redefines what is possible by creating pioneering projects in the world’s wildest places. Secret Compass is built around a team of trusted experts who combine a passion for exploration with industry-leading professionalism. Secret Compass reignites your primal need for adventure, providing the catalyst for you to come alive and achieve the extraordinary. Meet Secret Compass HQ staff and a selection of its expedition professionals.
Expedition Types include Epic, Cultural Immersion, Adventure Academy and Classics Redefined. Expedition styles include mixed-terrain trekking, jungle trekking and minimalist desert traverses, to mountain-biking, rafting and horseback expeditions. Secret Compass welcomes applications from anyone with a good level of fitness who’s keen to achieve the extraordinary in the world’s wildest places.
View current expeditions filtered by region here. Past, current and upcoming destinations include Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Bhutan, Burma/ Myanmar, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Egypt’s southern Sinai desert, Ethiopia, Gabon, Georgia, Greenland, the Himalayas, Iceland, India (Arunachal Pradesh), Iran (Mount Damavand and the Lut Desert), Iraqi Kurdistan, Kamchatka, Kilimanjaro, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, North Korea, Panama, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Siberia, Socotra, South Sudan, Sudan (the Bayuda desert), Uganda, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and more.
Secret Compass TV and Film is trusted by production companies and brands to capture the extraordinary in remote and wild regions thanks to its unrivalled location and risk-management expertise. Credits include location-managing Channel 4’s Walking the Nile/ Himalayas and Americas series with Levison Wood, alongside projects for the BBC, National Geographic, Animal Planet, the Discovery Channel and more.
Secret Compass Brand Projects works with brands on projects designed to create the extraordinary in the world’s wildest places. Unique branded content and other projects have to date been staged in destinations from South Sudan and the DRC to Greenland and Finnish Lapland. Clients to date include Mitsubishi, Sony, Nespresso, Giro, Xbox and Jagermeister.
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