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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... 1. Be prepared for some waiting around Unless you are supremely fortunate (or you are going only a very short distance), y ...

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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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10 Tips For Your First Walking Expedition

THIS ARTICLE: Is written by Andy Ward who walked 3,300 miles from London to Asia in 2004 with only two days' planning. Andy is an adventurer, photographer and professional expedition manager currently working on the Scott2012 Antarctic expedition. Today he shares with us his top tips for anyone planning a long walk... 1.  Don’t over plan your route. I love studying maps more than is probably healthy but it’ ...

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10 Tips For Your First Skateboarding Expedition

In 2006 Dave Cornthwaite became the first person to skateboard the length of Britain. His 900-mile journey from John O’Groats to Lands End was a warm-up for a much more ambitious skate, a 3618 mile crossing of Australia from Perth to Brisbane, which at the time was the longest journey ever travelled by skateboard. Here are Dave’s Top Ten tips for anyone thinking of embarking on their own skateboard journey. ...

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10 Tips For Your First Paddling Expedition

Open canoes, kayaks, rafts, stand-up paddle boards... if you fancy a go at an expedition on any of these then below is some advice from fellow Adventurer's Blogging Chain member Mark Kalch. I normally write intros for the guests providing 10 Tips but Mark's done a pretty good one for me... "Mark Kalch's 7 rivers, 7 continents project aims to complete source to sea paddling descents of the longest river on e ...

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10 Tips For Your First Ocean Rowing Expedition

THIS ARTICLE: Is written by Sarah Outen, the first woman to row across the Indian Ocean, a journey which she undertook solo and lasted four months. She is currently preparing (with my help!) to travel human-powered around the world and that includes rowing both the Pacific and the Indian Oceans. Here is her advice... Like most things, ocean rowing is not a science and there are all sorts of different opinio ...

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10 Tips For Your First Off-Road Cycling Expedition

THIS ARTICLE: Is written by Tom Allen who has recently returned to the UK with his mountain bike having spent the last few years travelling on it through 30-odd countries. His old teammate Andy Welch recently gave us some tips for anyone planning a big cycling expedition and now it's Tom's turn to give some pointers to anyone thinking about doing such a trip off-road. 1. Choose The Right Tool For The Job Of ...

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