October 2016

 

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PHOTOSTORY: SALTING THE EARTH

In the salt pans of the Danakil desert treks one of the worlds last great camel caravans in search of precious salt. But, as Stuart Butler found out, it’s a trade with a doubtful future

 

soria

MOUNTAINEERING: BEYOND LIMITS

77-year-old Carlos Soria is soon to return to the Himalayas to complete his ascents of the world’s 8,000-metre peaks. Jules Stewart meets the man for whom age is no barrier

 

romania

CULTURES: ENDURING FAITH

Fifty years ago, Peter Lee-Wright visited the painted monasteries of Western Moldavia in Romania. He returns today and is surprised to find a monastic life that is thriving

 

moorlife

LANDSCAPE: LIFE ON MOORS

At the end of a multi-million pound conservation project, Adrian Ward reports on the integrated approach aiming to reverse 150 years of damage to South Pennine moorlands

 

voluntourism

DEVELOPMENT: ARE WE REALLY HELPING?

Online campaigns argue that all ‘voluntourism’ is bad. But what are the facts? Sam Mittmerham looks into the pros and cons in using holidays to do good

 

guilin

TRAVEL: THE RIVER BETWEEN

Guilin’s place on China’s ancient river network made it an important place for trade. Thomas Bird looks into how water has shaped, fed and even disrupted the land today

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