There’s nothing inherently dangerous about wild swimming, but cold water does reduce your swimming ability, at least until you get used to it.
If you know where you want to go, buy and Ordnance Survey map. In this digital age, though, nothing beats unfolding a giant paper map and dreaming big - all this while spilling biscuit crumbs and tea!
Finding a suitable beach isn't as easy as it sounds. It is important to know the times of high tide and have easy access to an escape route…
My first time posting. I'm developing a TV show where we send pairs of celebrities out on some tough treks. I'm looking for people with first hand knowledge of the following routes who also have some time to chat with me! Inca trail and nearby, Peru; Dolomites Italy, Any Bhutan, Zion, Utah, Kokoda, PNG, Tigers gorge, China.
Hey there guys and gals,
I am in the process of gathering information and the logistics of successfully doing an expedition to the North Pole and back from Canada. Has anyone done this before? If so, I would love to get in contact with you and ask you a few questions.
In 2012 I rowed on board The Limited Intelligence, an ocean row boat which has successfully completed three ocean crossings.
Ours was a much shorter trip, about 6 days of rowing through the Florida Keys. We spent a day on the Atlantic during the duration of the trip and enjoyed the experiences, from battling storms at the start to encountering marine wildlife.
This gave me a taste for open ocean rowing and I would love to complete a longer journey in the future.
This autumn I will be heading to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to act as a Spanish interpreter and volunteer project manager for the sustainable development charity Raleigh International.
For three months I will lead a group of 12 young volunteers as they work on environmental- and community-based projects in remote locations across the two countries. Raleigh has a long history of excellent work in the region - and across the world - and has a strong emphasis on the personal development of the volunteers, as well as providing opportunities for underprivileged young people from the UK to get involved.
Hi all, When starting out in jungle adventures I always found it tough to find a list describing good items to wear. Below are a few things I have learnt over the years
Jeremy Curlis a record-breaking explorer and photographer who has crossed the Kaisuit and Koroli deserts. In 2008 he traversed 2000km across the Sahara using camels with the Touareg tribes. Here he shares his advice on purchasing camels for a desert expedition.
The following is a basic guide to insurance that might be required in an outdoors business based in the UK. These different types of insurance can be purchased as individual policies or more commonly be grouped together on a package or combined policy.
Once I was firm about walking a 1000 km across the Gobi, I started a search for good boots in earnest; after all they would be on my feet for almost a 50 days.
It is amazing what a wonderful drug oxygen is. Neil Rushton, a family GP from Cullompton in Devon and EC Member, has been getting used to the daily grind of his new job in Pheriche - two days' trek from Mount Everest's Base Camp - and deciding whether to send people down the mountain by yak.
First Woman to Skydive Everest. Skydiving can often be perceived as an elusive sport to get into. Where is a good and reputable place to learn?
More than ever before people have the ability of reaching far flung destinations once the preserve of famous pioneers. With the accessibility of modern transport, travellers can themselves become explorers and visit remote regions to retrace steps from a bygone era.
This article will show you how to find mountains that have never been climbed. It takes you from the key factors for identifying potential first ascents to how you going about confirming your suspicions.
The idea of being freelance is very attractive for many outdoor enthusiasts, especially new ones to the industry, fresh from college or a fast track instructor scheme.
So you have decided to journey to the North Pole? Which one? Someone asks you. Why is there a difference?
From tincture of iodine to a urine pregnancy test recommended for those supporting youth group travel, the contents of an expedition medical kit will depend on skills, experience, environment, preferences, size and purpose of expedition and distance from help.
It hasnt lost any of its allure. Thousands have now climbed it, many have died there. But its still the greatest and most sought after summit on earth.
There is a number of exciting expeditions out there so trying to spread the word about your endeavour through that jungle of adventures might be a real pain. If you don't have a sharp machete in the form of the contact details to a well known adventure magazine editor then maybe few of the following points will be of some help.