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In January 2019, a Dutch marine charity, the Flotilla Foundation, is due to send a major international expedition to Antarctica with the aim of exploring the remote, harsh and little studied Weddell Sea
Charles Roberts reccounts the story of George Melville Boynton, perhaps the world's worst explorer
The Arabian Desert may not be everyone’s first choice when training for a ski expedition to the North Pole, but Felicity Aston explains why it was the perfect location for her international team of novices
Impassioned teacher and marine conservationist Libby Bowles looks back at her bamboo bicycle tour of New Zealand’s schools, where she built awareness about and inspired solutions to the ocean plastics crisis
With the RGS-IBG’s annual Explore weekend on the horizon, the Society’s vice president for expeditions and field research, Katie Willis, looks to international collaboration as the key to successful expeditions and field research for any 21st century venture
In the Indonesian archipelago of Raja Ampat, new measures to protect marine biodiversity are now bearing fruit. Daniel Allen takes to the area’s teeming waters to see the effect such measures are having
Fifty years since the great Blue Nile was first traversed, Colonel John Blashford-Snell, a leader of the expedition, recalls the epic journey
When author Lydia Syson set a historical novel on a Pacific island in the remote Kermadecs, the last thing she imagined was that she’d one day see it for herself

The last Englishmen

From Calcutta to the Himalayas, in The Last Englishmen, author Deborah Baker details how towards the end of the British empire its subjects were obsessed with the romantic ideals of explorers, rebels and heroes aiming to conquer nature in all…
During her time in Ghana, Sarah Begum experienced the lives of a community that surrounds one of the world’s few lakes situated in an ancient meteor impact crater
For British cave divers, Chris Jewell and Jim Warny, who had been being rushed out to Thailand to help in this week’s epic rescue operation, the events bore an uncanny echo to a life-and-death struggle they had just recently experienced…
After Michael Pugh quit his job as a law firm partner in Moscow, the only way he wanted to return home was by horse, travelling through Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Romania
The biological wonders of Mozambique’s mountains have only recently been unveiled after years of neglect. Secrets still exist, however, as Sam Jones discovered when launching a biological assault on the Njesi Plateau
Children on the summit of Aconcagua are a rare sight. James Egemont-Lee recounts how he and friend Ben Freeth travelled with their sons to the highest summit outside of the Himalayas
A pioneering expedition in 2019 will search for the lost Shackleton ship, the Endurance, as well as taking with it a vast array of scientific aspirations
In this exclusive extract from his newest book, founder and president of Survival International, Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE, looks back on the legacy of his ground-breaking 1977 Royal Geographical Society expedition into the interior of Borneo
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

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