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10 Tips for Your First Sea Kayaking Expedition

Today we are very lucky to have sea kayaking legend Justine Curgenven from Cackle TV offering advice for anyone considering an expedition by sea kayak. As well as having kayaked around Kamchatka, Tasmania, Tierra del Fuego and Wales (and across the English Channel with me vomiting from a nearby boat) amongst other places, Justine is the pre-eminent sea kayaking film-maker and the brains/camera behind the aw ...

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One Man’s Journey of a Lifetime – Lloyd Figgins

I recently designed a new website for adventurer and safety expert Lloyd Figgins. Lloyd is currently preparing for the rather bold challenge of running 1,200 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats. But today he is sharing his experiences from his 2011 row across the Atlantic Ocean. Atlantic Calling by Lloyd Figgins The catalyst for the Atlantic Calling expedition came from a lifetime of adventure and the inf ...

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Cycling Advice from the Record Breakers

Three World Record breakers - Mark Beaumont, Julian Sayarer and James Bowthorpe - offer their advice to anyone considering their own cycle around the world. Mark Beaumont Circumnavigation completed February 2008 in 194 days Anyone who wants to cycle around the world tends to be good at the cycling bit but the missing link that really stumps people is how to get to the start line. Most great enterprises neve ...

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Fusiliers Cycling Challenge

A friend of mine recently joined the army and is soon to be sent to Afghanistan with his regiment. Before he goes, he and some of his colleagues are undertaking a cycling challenge to raise money for the Fusiliers Aid Society. In anticipation of our forthcoming deployment to Afghanistan in early 2013, the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers are conducting a fundraising event that will see members past and present p ...

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Mike Thornewill on Gloves for Antarctica

Mike Thornewill has completed coastal expeditions to both the South and North Poles. Here he shares some recommendations on glove combinations for use on South Pole expeditions. Skin Layer A thin, basic and inexpensive poly-propylene lightweight 'contact' glove. Working Glove Must be windproof and have a surface that easily sheds snow. Choose lightweight, breathable and a comfy fit. This layer must not be b ...

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Has anyone been to the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility?

Jim McNeil is a polar explorer with 26 years' experience of Arctic travel. Here he shares some information about the elusive Northern Pole of Inaccessibility, also known as the Arctic Pole. Where is the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility? I worked with NASA-backed NSIDC scientists in 2005 to verify the actual position of the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility. Using GPS and satellite technology, and a technique ...

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How To Buy A Camel

Jeremy Curl is 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. How to Buy a Camel By Jeremy Curl How to find them... Ask around. The livestock market is always the best place to start. This will be almost alway ...

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Science and Expeditions

A key motivation for expeditions over the ages, and into the present day, has been scientific research. I never write about it on this website though because I've never really got into it. I think it's a great reason to go travelling on an adventure - probably more worthy than just for fun and self-fulfilment - it just doesn't do it for me. But I know that many people pursue it with a passion which is why I ...

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10 Tips for a North Pole Expedition

While researching my book, I contacted lots of different explorers and adventurers and asked them to contribute a top tip in their given field. It was impossible to include all of them in the book however so I will publish some of the extra ones on this website. These ten tips come from Charlie Paton of Extreme Outdoor Adventures. Charlie is an ex-Royal Marine and ex-biathlete who was part of the first Brit ...

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10 Tips For Your First Running Expedition

THIS ARTICLE: Is written by Mark Cooper who has spent 24 hours on a treadmill, set a record for running the length of Hadrian's Wall and run from Amsterdam to Barcelona. That last trip saw Mark run 1,300 miles in eight weeks. Here he shares some advice for anyone considering a long run... 1. Destination and motives are vital for success Make sure you have picked a destination and a reason to do it that mean ...

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10 Tips For Your First Hitch-Hiking Expedition

THIS ARTICLE: Is written by Steve Dew-Jones, author of 'The Rule of Thumb', an account of a hitch-hiking journey from Salisbury to Malaysia with only two rules: Never pay for transport and never refuse an offer. Here is Steve's advice for anyone planning their first hitch-hiking trip... 10 Tips for your First Hitch Hiking Expedition by Steve Dew-Jones 1. Be prepared for some waiting around Unless you are su ...

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Planning a River Expedition by Mark Kalch

Humans have always been drawn to rivers writes Mark Kalch. Journeying by river, in my mind, is the pre-eminent way to explore our amazing planet. It allows us a glimpse into regions impossible to access practicably by any other means. Because rivers begin their journey high among the mountains and flow through continents all the way to the sea, they cross every environment on the planet: through mountains, ...

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