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Even professional fundraisers find it tough to raise money when the project is personal. Craig Pollard, of More Partnership shares advice for those looking to set off along the fundraising trail
Sarah Outen describes her kayaking expedition along the Aleutian Islands, a significant undertaking that is just one part of her ongoing human powered journey around the world

Tips for rivers and oceans

Legends and tall tales go with the sea, Geographical takes some sober advice on ocean and river expeditions
Recumbant, tandem or just a regular bicycle, Geographical rounds up advice for bicycle expeditions
After over a month of sailing through pack ice, Shackleton and the Endurance became trapped just one day from their Antarctic destination
Eight years after he wrote about his experience of walking solo to the North Geographic Pole, Ben Saunders returns to the pages of Geographical to describe his Antarctic sequel
A reward of $100 is being offered for an orginal copy of the famous advertisement Shackleton is said to have placed recruiting men for his Antarctic expedition
On 5 December 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his crew, aiming to be the first people to cross Antarctica via the South Pole, left South Georgia. It was the last time they would set foot on land for nearly 500 days

The Pole of cold

Recipient of the 2013 Land Rover and Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Bursary, Felicity Aston found driving to the coldest place on Earth a test of willpower, a reliance on sturdy equipment and the gathering of local, if unusual, knowledge
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Norwegian ethnographer and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl, best known for the Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947

Tips for a cold climate

If you’re planning an expedition to a polar or Arctic environment, take some advice from the experts. Geographical rounds up advice from the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Explore 2014 arctic and polar workshop

Surviving the Gower

Filled with romantic notions of self-sufficiency in the wild, Will Millard learned an uncomfortable lesson about correct planning and preparation when he spent a damp night sleeping under the stars on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales
Despite planning for every conceivable possibility, during his six-week expedition along the length of Iran’s Karun River, Tom Allen discovered that the most valuable piece of equipment he owned was his own ability to communicate

An American odyssey

During his six-month trek along the Pacific Crest Trail from southern California to the USA–Canada border, Ian Mangiardi discovered that although his kit proved to be invaluable, his most important piece of gear was the head on his shoulders
Nick Middleton travels to the world’s coldest town, where de-icing livestock is part of everyday life and everyone owns a pair of fur-lined mittens
Despite storms flooding their tent, high winds pelting them with sea spray and a continuous stream of dirty nappies, Erin McKittrick has nothing but good memories of crossing Alaska’s Malaspina Glacier with her husband and two small children

The slippery summit

Ever since an Italian expedition first climbed K2, in 1954, its members have argued bitterly about a key aspect of the ascent. Mick Conefrey unearths evidence to shed new light on this famous mountaineering controversy

Skye three ways

Continuing his series of ‘microadventures’ around the British Isles, Alastair Humphreys headed to the Isle of Skye with the idea of cycling, climbing and kayaking his way around the spectacular island in 24 hours

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