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The southwest corner of Western Australia is bursting with unique flora, fauna and ancient geological formations, as Laura Waters found out when she set out on a two-month, 1,000km hike along the Bibbulmun Track
Mountain biking through mountainous Lesotho, Dan Milner found stunning landscapes, physical challenges and a proud people with their finger on the pulse of adventure tourism
An eight-day survival course in the tropical Pearl Island archipelago of Panama, cast away with eight strangers, reflecting on how kinship, interaction with nature and even appreciation of hunger might be the missing experiences of developed societies

Surveying Gaping Gill

With the world accurately navigated by multi-constellation satellites, what is left to explore? Kevin Dixon is nearing completion of a five-year project to map the Gaping Gill cave system in the Yorkshire Dales, showing that you can still make new…
A selection of in-depth workshops at the RGS-IBG's Explore 2017 will underline the importance of field research as an essential component of exploration

Down the Danube

Earlier this year, a group of packrafters set out on an epic endeavour to paddle across Europe, navigating their way from Ireland all the way to the distant Black Sea. Chris Fitch joined them as they made their way through…
While travelling across the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent finds herself asked to a sacrificial tribal festival in a remote village on the Indo-Tibetan border
New evidence suggests the historic Antarctic expeditionary may have been undermined by Scott’s second-in-command
Ten women, ten days, two very different matriarchal groups. When Catherine Edsell set out to lead an expedition on the trail of an all-female elephant herd in Namibia, little could she realise the similarities the groups would share
Charles Stevens explores the landscape, history and peoples of the Panj Valley, straddling the Tajik-Afghan border as part of a four-month long Beijing to Tehran Expedition
Conrad Humphreys was recently part of the team that re-created Captain Bligh’s 4,000-mile open boat voyage from Tonga to Timor after he was cast adrift during a mutiny on HMS Bounty
Hiking and exploring Zagori, northern Greece, reveals more than just a spectacular geological landscape; it also uncovers the deep and rich histories of ancient culture

A Voyage to Remember

In 2015, Rod Rhys Jones, Chairman of the British Antarctic Monument Trust, saw the realisation of a long-held plan to see a memorial to those who lost their lives in the pursuit of scientific knowledge, unveiled in Stanley. Ahead of…

One woman walks Wales

Ursula Martin never thought she would walk 3,700 miles around Wales, but following a cancer diagnosis it seemed like the only reasonable thing to do
For most, taking a 53-day, 11,000-mile road trip through 18 countries, eight time zones, five mountain ranges and a few deserts, may sound crazy, but that’s how Drew Gurian spent last summer, driving to Mongolia in the 2016 Mongol Rally
British explorers on the Kyrgyz frontier – Neil Smith, Calum Nicoll, Struan Chisholm, Mark Chonofsky, Sam Newmark and Sandy Fowler – saddled up and spent three weeks exploring the wilderness of the Djenghi-djer range
Expedition leader, Catherine Edsell, leads a team of ten women into Namibia to track rare desert elephants
Following the route of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, Felicity Aston travelled into the heart of the Canadian Yukon in search of treasure. Armed with a shovel and a gold pan, did she strike it rich?

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