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Prior to the recent unrest in the Nagorno-Karabakh region in the Lesser Caucasus, writer and filmmaker Frank Middleton encountered first-hand the intricate negotiations involved in simply going for a walk
Spelunking? It’s what we would call caving or potholing. And urban spelunking is what it sounds like: exploring cities’ underground infrastructures. Steve Duncan describes the highs and lows, and outlines the kit you’ll need to mount your own metropolitan subterranean…
Striking out in a dangerous attempt to communicate their perilous situation to the outside world, Ernest Shackleton takes a small crew in a lifeboat and sets off on a 750-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia
Ahead of a return to South Georgia later this year, legendary mountaineer Stephen Venables looks back on his previous recreations of Shackleton’s famous Antarctic crossing 100 years ago
The 2016 Land Rover Bursary Expedition has commenced, scouting out a route for the first Transcaucasian hiking trail, stretching across Georgia and Armenia
Inspired by the Victorian adventurers, Joff Summerfield decided to circumnavigate the globe on that most impractical-looking of all bicycles
After months stranded on Antarctic ice, the crew of the wrecked Endurance finally took to the sea and set a desperate course for solid land
A planned kayaking expedition in Nepal took on a whole new dimension for Jonny Hawkins when he found himself caught in the devastating Gorkha earthquake. Thoughts of exploration soon turned to helping those in need
Team completes historic Arctic expedition recreation from Canada to Alaska
Renowned photographer Martin Hartley recalls his part in an expedition to make the first snowboard descent of Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the highest active volcano in Eurasia
When a back injury threatened to derail Paul Deegan’s attempt to traverse the Pyrenees on foot, he re-evaluated every item in his rucksack. Would an obsession with item weight and Olympic-level techniques be enough to see him through?
Porters are often the unsung heroes of a Himalayan expedition, hefting vital equipment and making a trekker’s dream become reality. Rob Fraser decided to find out what life as a Sherpa really entails and whether a 51-year-old westerner could carry…

Swimming Britain

The route from Land’s End to John o’Groats has been conquered overland many times, but it has never been swum...
Former geography teacher Rob Lilwall recounts his 4,500-kilometre walk from the Gobi Desert to Hong Kong, the equivalent of hiking from Birmingham to Tehran
Weekly updates from explorer Mark Evans as he attempts to retrace Bertram Thomas’ footsteps and cross the largest sand desert in the world – the Rub al Khali, from Salalah in Oman, to Doha in Qatar. This week: journey’s end
Weekly updates from explorer Mark Evans as he attempts to retrace Bertram Thomas’ footsteps and cross the largest sand desert in the world – the Rub al Khali, from Salalah in Oman, to Doha in Qatar. This week: socks, frisky…
Weekly updates from explorer Mark Evans as he attempts to retrace Bertram Thomas’ footsteps and cross the largest sand desert in the world – the Rub al Khali, from Salalah in Oman, to Doha in Qatar. This week: moonlight, shooting…

Way of the North

Following in her parents’ footsteps, Sarah McNair-Landry battled the twin perils of exhaustion and melting snow in her 4,000km dog-sled circumnavigation of Baffin Island

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