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John Harding is modest about his mountaineering achievements: ‘I might have survived the odd scrape, but have touched no voids nor ventured into the thinnest air’
Showing at the Banff Mountain Film Festival’s UK tour, The Super Salmon is a rip-roaring ride up Alaska’s Susitna River with a powerful take-home message
Water is ‘the principle of all things’, the element from which we came and to which we will return, and is both necessary for and destructive of life – an estimated 700 million people are currently without access to clean…
Based on true events, a journey through time and space gives this heart-aching story of loss a distinct geographical tinge
Some adventure stories are all bravado and bluster, a tirade of endless achievements to prove how impressive the protagonist is
A great deal has been written about the dramatic rise of the Gulf states from quiet, sandy backwaters in the 1970s to the shiny, towering cities that emerge dripping with oil money from the desert today
Panic, Fiennes tells us, is to be avoided at all costs. On the other hand, fear is a welcome mechanism that enables the body and brain to work at their best
By the late 10th century, Oxford was the crossroads of England, writes Daniel MacCannell, holding key positions on the east/west and north/south trade routes, and enjoying an enviable riverside location: its importance pre-dates the existence of the university

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