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Ice Cold Exploration - Robbie Shone explores the ice caves in France

Towering above the high alpine villages of Switzerland, Italy and France, the lofty peaks of the Matterhorn and surrounding mountains have long been …

Smooth Rock and Shiny Waters - A Norwegian Packrafting Adventure

Munching on a fair sized trout caught the night before, we enjoyed the good feeling of being in the outdoors together. We lowered our shoulders and …

Iceland: Crossing the Glacier by Alastair Humphreys

The ice cap, Iceland’s third largest, was grey and grubby. Ash from Eyjafjallajökull’s eruption had smeared across the whole landscape, robbing us of …

Across the Arctic Blue Night. Jose Mijares’ Trans – Lapland expedition

The trip’s first stage started at Murmansk, in Russian Lapland, at the end of November – right at the beginning of the polar night. Due to the …

Trabants at the end of the world. A journey through South America by Trabant, Fiat and Bike

Sixteen and a half thousand kilometers across the whole of South America in two Trabants, a tiny Polish Fiat 126 Maluch and a Jawa 250 bike from …

Forward Unto Dusk

<i>At full gallop the world streams past as a blur of stone, sand and sky, stretching away from under my horse into the miles of empty steppe all around</i> …

Northern Limits. A 4000 mile human powered journey through Alaska by Caroline Van Hemert

A 4000 Mile Human Powered Journey<br>Written by Caroline Van Hemert. Photography by Patrick Farrell<p>It’s 3 am on July 10th and we have just landed our …

A Mote in Delirious Blue: Diving in the South Atlantic Ocean by Paul Colley

Diving in the South Atlantic Ocean<br>Paul Colley<p>Ascension Island is an oceanic relic of volcanic activity; a lone island almost mid-way between South …

Following Scott. Ben Saunders prepares for the Scott Expedition

Temperature: -16 °C | Wind chill: -26 °C | Wind speed: 29 MPH<p>“It was flippin’ windy last night and I don’t think Tarka or I got a great deal of …

Wind Chill

125 Days In Amazonia. An update from Gareth Jones on the Brazil 9000 expedition

By Gareth Jones.<br>Photography By Aaron Chervenak & Gareth Jones<p>I was asked by a close friend before departure why exactly we were making this journey …

Adventure At The End Of The Word - The Patagonia Expedition Race

The Patagonia Expedition Race is remote, wild and utterly bewitching. Sometimes, racers are hundreds of miles from the nearest road, let alone …

A Subtle Glimpse of Magic - An Interview With Lukasz Warzecha

Polish born and now living in Peak District, Lukasz Warzecha is a rising star and considered among the top adventure photographers in the World. …

Crocodile Attack by Jason Lewis | The Expedition

Cape York Peninsula, Australia. May 13, 2005. 5:17 pm<p>Rounding the southern edge of Lookout Point, I felt the hairs on the back of my neck stand up, …

Crossing the Mojave, The Pacific Crest Trail

Written by Sarah Fowler | Photography by Alasdair Fowler<p>I began to stir, wriggling my toes, stretching my neck and taking a deep intake of air. My …

On A Single Breath - Freediving

Last July we travelled to the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Deep within the jungle are thousands of cavernous openings to a watery otherworld, also …

Israel. A photo journal from Simon Urwin

The immigration queue at Tel Aviv airport is busy with believers. While we wait, there is much touching of personal crucifixes, flicking through …

The Pole Of Cold. James Brown joins a rally to Oymyakon

It was another one of those ‘How the hell did I get here?’ moments but it’s not like I haven’t had plenty of those during my time in Russia. Over the …

Why Explore: Why Expeditions are important

When Shackleton received word that war clouds had darkened over Europe in July 1914, he immediately dispatched a telegram to the Admiralty offering …

Rough Real Remote – Adventures in Greenland

Mads Pihl takes us behind the scenes of the creation and logistics of this extraordinary series.<p>It’s not always easy for people to understand that …