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Lake Baikal, Russia: a place of mystery and beauty. A place where stories from the depths of history mix with recent tales of shadowy goings on. And adventurers who dare to cross Lake Baikal get to hear them all. Here's a record of my Lake Baikal crossing. It's a story you must read. Take your time, I'll be here.   And you're back!   No doubt you have some images in mind and you want to know more. Which is good. Consider this guide to crossing Lake Baikal yours. Grab yourself a

3 Best Sub-Zero Expeditions Have you been toying with the idea of taking part in a polar expedition, but as a beginner you’re finding it difficult to work out what the best option is for you? Setting off on a full distance ski to the Geographic North Pole is probably too far out of your comfort zone but walking up a frost-dusted hill in Cumbria doesn’t have you rippling with excitement. What you need is something that straddles the borders between truly wild places and the reassurance that comes with

  Antarctica. Arguably the most famous continent for exploration in its raw and natural form, and rightly so. The breathtaking landscapes, seemingly impenetrable from afar, swooping along the horizon as far as you can see are truly a sight to behold. It’s almost unimaginable, the enormity and power of the impact it can have on a person, when they gaze upon the white masses for the first time as they edge into view. The Antarctic, truly, is the embodiment of exploration and adventure. Very few people ever get to

Driving halfway round the world in an old tin can So you're thinking of taking on The Mongol Rally or venturing out on your own to take on the landscapes of countries afar. Well, good luck to you. Here are our 8 things you need to know about the Mongol Rally and other trips like it. Tip 1 You'll be driving, a lot I mean, it is a driving holiday. You'll need to be very comfortable in a car, driving a car, pushing a car, fixing a car and sleeping in

A journey around the world   This week, I caught up with two explorers about their time on the Mongol Rally, to find out what it’s really like to experience the greatest road trip on Earth. Barrie and Joe, two young vagabonds set out to cross the world in a Perodua Nippa back in 2015, travelling over 10,000 miles from the UK to the delightful tourist town of Ulan Ude, Russia. One thing was for certain, it was hard to ignore the laughter in their voices at almost every point

What you need to do before going on the Mongol Rally The Mongol Rally is a type of over landing expedition challenge, and one of the most famous at that, involving a huge expanse of land (Europe to Mongolia) and one old and rubbish motor vehicle. There are many wild trips like this, and rallying (raiding/questing/odyssey) is one of the best ways to ensure a chaos filled adventure. Planning can make or break your adventure, so what should you be packing and planning for in order to make a

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