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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

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,

Organise a Great Kayaking Holiday for Beginners in Norway’s Fjords, Isolated Peninsulas in Japan, and More     INTRODUCTION Paddling in a foreign country’s water in your very own kayak is a dream for many. For many, it remains in their head as just that: a dream, almost unrealistic. However, it’s a lot easier to organise and actually go on a kayak holiday than you might think. There are actually an abundance of locations to kayak at a beginners level - it’s just a matter of finding them. The first of your own

You can see the summit of a mountain you’ve been climbing for some time. Everyone has told you that the views at the top are some of the best you’ll see. It’s a perfect day, not a cloud in sight. You cannot miss this opportunity. But, wait. What’s that? A GIGANTIC LOOSE FIELD OF SHARP ROCKS. Ah. This is where you think, “ I probably should have prepared for not simply walking but using other skills”. Scrambling is a step up from usual hiking. It has a more advanced physical and mental

The world is a complex place, and it can become difficult to know your impact. Nobody wants to have a large carbon footprint, or disrespect the locals, but with all the information out there, it is hard to cut through and know what you should really do. While going on adventures and travelling is some of life’s greatest joys, for the environment or locals, when done wrong, it can be hell. So, in this article, we will share some tips and tricks for how you can be conscious of

A Quick Guide to the Best Locations to go Canoeing and Kayaking in the U.K.     INTRODUCTION Once you’ve picked up an acquired taste for kayaking and/or canoeing, you will naturally begin to ask: where is the best place to actually go kayaking or canoeing? This question is also quite a large one, especially for here; England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland are all full of fun-to-traverse bodies of water, which is what makes kayaking here so special an activity. Here, there’s no shortage of options for any level of paddler - newbie

Bikepacking is increasingly common. For the uninitiated, bikepacking is when you ride somewhere with a tent or bivvy bag and sleep in a distant remote area only a bike can get to. As it has become progressively common, the equipment for bikepacking is now light and durable, meaning just about anyone with decent bike skills can do it! However, going on your first bikepacking adventure may be a little daunting. That’s why we will run through the essential kit and best tips to ensure your exploration runs smoothly. WHAT BIKEPACKING EQUIPMENT

  Everyone loves a good challenging hike, but these ones are something else as they are the longest hiking trails in the world. It should be no surprise many of them can be found in North America, which is full of long-distance hiking trails, some of which may make an appearance on this list (usually through being combined with other trails). However, where is the actual longest hiking trail in the world found? Let's look at our list, which increases in the number of kilometres the trails are as

Wild camping may well end up being the best thing you ever do – but it is a bit daunting to start with. In this article, we will put those fears at ease with 7 of the best tips for wild camping. But, before we dive into the trips, it might help to understand the very basics… WHAT ON EARTH IS WILD CAMPING? Well, you probably know otherwise you wouldn’t be here, but we did say we will start with the basics. Wild camping refers to any type of camping outside

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

    So, you're a canyoning beginner about to take the plunge? You’ve made the right choice. But still, you may be nervous, or unsure of what to expect – which is all too normal. That’s why this guide is here, to put you at ease and make sure you don’t miss out on the adventure! First things first, canyoning is an exploration adventure where you wetsuit up and get yourself down a gorge, river or – well – canyon, by any means necessary. But nowadays, with a surge in people

It's finally getting warmer so, now you want to brave the outdoors. While camping adventures can be the time of your life, they can go badly – quick. That’s why we will run you through the essential camping essentials to get you back in one piece and with one big smile. 6 ESSENTIAL CAMPING ESSENTIALS While you can go camping in luxury, a ‘friend’ once bought an ‘essential’ shoe-horn camping, that’s not really our style. So, we really are trying to get the barebones of camping so you can finally

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 If you want to mix your love of beautiful scenery with your love of travelling on the open road with your love of being eco-friendly, then touring Scotland in an electric car is definitely for you. A holiday in a self-driving car is also becoming more and more of an option for people too, as self-driving cars become more and more widely available, birthing more diverse models to choose from - there has not been a more ideal time for touring Scotland in an electric

  Last year Emily Ford made history when she and her canine companion Diggins hiked Wisconsin’s 1900km Ice Age Trail, finishing their hike in March 2021. In doing Emily became the first woman ever to finish the Ice age Trail in winter, and one of only five other people of colour to finish the trail at all. After completing this amazing achievement, she has since become a huge role model, though she doesn’t class herself as one, and has helped to influence a call for increased representation and diversity when it

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,

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