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Whether you wish to cycle, hike, or just generally enjoy yourself, the ever-growing-in-popularity African deserts of Namibia await you.     INTRODUCTION A holiday in Namibia can include anything, from riding fat bikes in the arid Namib Desert, to sight-seeing the wildlife like elephants and zebras on the African plain. Thanks to the efforts of Sports Relief in their 2020 100 Kilometre Challenge, more than a mere few people are going to start opening their mind towards holidaying in various adventurous ways in Namibia. There’s no shortage of variety when it comes

The Benefits of a Fatter Bike and Why You Should Ride One     INTRODUCTION “Fat bike” is probably a term you may not have even heard of before, but you likely know one when you see it. The giveaway is in the name - they are simply bicycles with notably wider tyres, anywhere between four and five inches wide in fact. This is double the width of a regular set of bicycle tyres, which are usually between two and two and a half inches in width. So, why would you want fatter

When Mountain Climbing Gets Tough, These 10 Mountain Summits Let You Start Somewhere.     INTRODUCTION Let’s be real: mountain climbing is not the easiest activity in the world. In fact, it’s far from it; it is a constant grind up to the top, where stopping might only make things harder. This is especially true for the highest mountains in the world, however today we are not interested in those monsters that tower above all else, or the lethal ones like Annapurna; we have to learn to walk before we can run,

INTRODUCTION As someone who likes the outdoors and a lot of organisation in his life, it would be ideal if there was a handy go-to list of itinerary to pack for an outdoor trip. Luckily, such a list has indeed been conjured up… Just imagine: the night before your big expedition into the mountains, there is pile after pile of kit and clothing thrown over your floor and bed, frustrating you as you attempt to get it altogether neatly. You only need to organise what you have and know if

Created by Harvey Peirson   INTRODUCTION: Training for an Expedition Training for an expedition is one large task to set yourself. To walk through difficult and potentially hostile terrain all for the sake of reaching Point B is not something that most people would set out to do just because they could. Expeditions are mentally and physically demanding, and unless you are a veteran hiker with years of experience under your belt, it is likely that you will need to make some adjustments to your daily routine if you would wish

Created by Harvey Peirson     INTRODUCTION I’m sure at one point or another, we’ve all imagined what it would be like to stand on top of Everest, and other extreme peaks in the world. However, there have only been a few thousand throughout history that have stepped foot that high up. As the old saying goes, you have to learn to walk before you can run, and likewise, when it comes to mountaineering for beginners, it’s better to learn to climb the easier mountains before taking on the bigger ones. So,

Created by Harvey Peirson   INTRODUCTION Located on the border between France and Italy, Mont Blanc (“White Mountain”) is the tallest mountain in the Alps and the highest mountain in Western Europe, with its peak reaching 4,807 metres (15,773 feet) into the sky. Being such a tall mountain on the border of rich, highly populated nations in an already highly visited mountain range in the world, Mont Blanc is a very popular destination for people seeking to take part in outdoor adventurous activities such as hiking, trail running and climbing, and winter

Created by Harvey Peirson   INTRODUCTION When someone says “New York”, the first image that might typically come to mind would be the highly populated city itself: a bustling concrete jungle home to millions, and a city that never sleeps. However, the state of New York itself is home to much more than large cities; tucked away in the north-east of the state, the Adirondack Mountains are perhaps the best place to hike in New York, and it’s really not too far from the Big Apple itself. Home to beautiful waterfalls,

Created by Harvey Peirson     INTRODUCTION It’s winter! That either means people are ready to capitalise on the colder season and get even more snow than usual, or get away from it for a little and head to sunnier grounds. With that in mind, I figured I’d compile a winter adventures bucket list of highly attractive destinations across the world - sunny or snowy - that have appealed as hotspot tourist destinations come this time of year. Whether you're looking for relaxing experiences or thrilling adventures, here are some amazing outdoor winter

Created by Harvey Peirson     INTRODUCTION At first thought, it might make the most sense to believe that the most dangerous mountain on Earth would be the tallest mountain in the world: the infamous Mount Everest. After all, the taller a mountain is, the more effort is required to reach the top, so the more slip-up’s that you’re likely to make on the way up, right?     ANNAPURNA I MAIN Annapurna I Main is the tenth tallest mountain peak in the world. Located in Nepal, Annapurna I lies on the Annapurna mountain range in

Created by Harvey Peirson     What's it All About? “14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible” reflects the age-old want to reach as high into the clouds as possible. Over millennia, history has recorded the attempts to achieve this with the construction of our tallest structures and our highest altitude vehicles. Our ascent up Earth’s tallest peaks, perhaps the most exposing and thus dangerous method, is also recorded. Mountaineering is just that: a sport, perhaps involving less rules than others, simply involving people going up mountains. Either mountaineers walk or climb up, and hopefully coming

What you need to know   Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano (volcanic mountain) located in the Russian Caucasus Mountains, and it stands at 5,642 meters making it the highest peak in Europe. Because it’s the highest peak in Europe it’s also one of the 7 summits- the highest peak on each continent, making this mountain a must if you want to complete this amazing challenge.   So why should you climb Elbrus?   Well, for starters it’s the highest freakin’ mountain in Europe, so you’ll immediately gain bragging rights and life-goal achievements. But

Introduction: How to climb Mount Kilimanjaro   So, you’re thinking of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? You’ve been lured in by all the tales of glory, wonder and the beauty of Tanzania and you want to get yourself a slice of that pie. That’s just marvellous, I think.   Kili is a romantic mountain; infamous and iconic and yet accessible, so really it’s a perfect first mountain to climb. Let’s start with the jaw dropping facts, shall we? Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free standing mountain in the world, it’s also the highest mountain

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