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Leon McCarron: How Hiking Trails Are a Form of Storytelling

  Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish storyteller and adventurer, most well known for his work "seeking out stories of humanity and nuance in parts of the world that are often demonised or misunderstood by Western media". He has travelled through the Holy...

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What is Adventure? An Interview With Alastair Humphreys

What is Adventure? An Interview With Alastair Humphreys

“How would I define adventure today? I think adventure is… I think there has to be an element of newness in it - not in terms of being the first person to do it, but in terms of being the first time you’ve done something. I think it has to be in some ways difficult...

Should We Spend More Time Exploring Nature at Night?

Should We Spend More Time Exploring Nature at Night?

“From an early age, we are told ghost stories set in dark places, warning us not to stray into the night. It feels frightening, macabre, even criminal, but the darkness also evokes a peace and solidarity with the landscape that fades away in sunlight.” So writes...

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7 Things to Remember for Your Next Cycling Adventure

7 Things to Remember for Your Next Cycling Adventure

Travelling on a bike and cycling abroad is one of life’s great pleasures. As Ernest Hemingway once said, "It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them." There’s simply no better way...

4 Reasons Adventurers are Heading to Kyrgyzstan

4 Reasons Adventurers are Heading to Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan: land of the 40 tribes, home of the Mountains of Heaven. Impossible to spell, but excellent for winning Hangman. Store it somewhere in your brain beside hybrid, phlegm and rhythm. You're welcome. But, although Hangman is popular amongst adventurers trapped...

Geiranger | The Essential Guide to the Geirangerfjord

Geiranger | The Essential Guide to the Geirangerfjord

Geiranger is a village in western Norway and is the gateway to the Geirangerfjord - often said to be the “jewel in the crown” of the Norwegian fjords. Now, when it comes to Norwegian fjords, that's saying something, because they're all pretty stunning. The Norwegian...

The Tallest Mountain in England and How to Climb it

The Tallest Mountain in England and How to Climb it

The tallest mountain in England is Scafell Pike in the Lake District, Cumbria. For most people, that's probably enough to make you want to climb it. We do like a bit of standing on a summit knowing you're higher than everyone else in the country. The question is: how...

Hiking in Patagonia: Your Guide to the Hiking Areas

Hiking in Patagonia: Your Guide to the Hiking Areas

Hiking in Patagonia has to be one of the most stunning locations in South America. Right down at the southern tip of the continent, it straddles the border between Chile and Argentina, all the way to the tail of South America and Fin del Mundo in the Tierra del Fuego...

11 Alternative Treks in South America

11 Alternative Treks in South America

Trekking South America has got to be top of the list for adventurous ways to explore the continent. You don't need any expensive equipment, just good hiking boots and a backpack. Plus a healthy appetite for long trails, mountain views and llamas. No, we don't mean it...

Norway’s Fjords Mapped: A Guide to the Fjord Locations

Norway’s Fjords Mapped: A Guide to the Fjord Locations

Norway fjords map. It sounds a bit like a tongue-twister. Or the name of a famous explorer from times past with a double-barrelled surname. But if you’re online and looking around for a map of the Norwegian fjords then you’ve come to the right place. The fact that...

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7 Common Misconceptions About Mountain Biking

7 Common Misconceptions About Mountain Biking

There are a lot of hardcore cyclists out there. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some have long beards, some are clad in lycra, others have full-face helmets and dogs that follow them along the trails. All, if they're doing it right, tend to be drenched in mud....

Snowshoeing: Your Guide to the Basics

Snowshoeing: Your Guide to the Basics

Snowshoeing is somewhere between skiing and winter hiking. Imagine a snowshoe as a friendly cousin of the crampon. Crampons are pointy and angry and serious. Snowshoes are flat, friendly and often come in bright colours. Which is great if you have a tendency to lose...

Mount Olympus: A Guide to Climbing The Mountain of the Gods

Mount Olympus: A Guide to Climbing The Mountain of the Gods

Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece, at 2917m tall. It's also one of the highest peaks in Europe in topographical terms (measuring the height relative to the lowest contour line encircling it) and, of course, home to the 12 Olympian gods of the ancient...

4 Tips to Find the Best Backpack for Your Next Adventure

4 Tips to Find the Best Backpack for Your Next Adventure

What's the best backpack? It's a very subjective question. Because, what you're really asking is, "What's the best backpack for me, for this particular thing that I'm going to be doing?" Chances are you're off on an adventure. You might even have a kit list, and if...

Hiking vs Trekking: What’s the Difference?

Hiking vs Trekking: What’s the Difference?

Hiking vs trekking. What’s the difference? Is there even a difference between hiking and trekking? Is hiking vs trekking an age old rivalry, like England vs Scotland and maps vs GPS tracking systems? Or are they both the same thing? Like taps vs faucets? And maps...

How to Pick the Best Camping Stove for Wild Camping

How to Pick the Best Camping Stove for Wild Camping

The camping stove is the faithful companion of wild campers across the globe. You'll know just how important they are if you've ever had the misfortune of eating cold a dinner in the rain, or dry porridge oats for breakfast because you had no way of heating or...

Kayaking London: How and Where to do it

Kayaking London: How and Where to do it

Can you go kayaking in London? Well, yes - of course you can! As long as there's a kayak between you and a large expanse of liquid, then you're good to go. As they say, where there's water, there's a way. Not that there's anything to really stop you from kayaking on...

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