Charlie Norton

Adventure

A high-altitude cycling challenge in Catalonia

Alt Emporda’s gnarly off-road terrain and treacherous mountain trails provide a peerless training ground for pro cyclists. Charlie Norton digs deep – and is rewarded by the region’s world-class cuisine along the way
Sport

A Highlands climbing and rowing challenge

In the shadow of Scotland’s most daunting peak, Charlie Norton powers across legendary waters and scales notorious climbing trails – to find a private balcony with one of Britain’s most staggering views
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Sport

A running challenge in the Mallorcan mountains

Its sheer peaks rise over 1,000m heavenward; its trails conquer the world’s fittest athletes. In Mallorca’s treacherous – and beautiful – Serra de Tramuntana, Charlie Norton goes for one of the runs of his life
Adventure

South Pole adventures

A century after Captain Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole, two intrepid British explorers set out to test their mettle against the beautiful but brutal wilderness of Antarctica, pioneering a new path in polar travel for adventure tourists. Charlie Norton reports
Destinations

Chhattisgarh, India

At the very heart of the Indian subcontinent, Charlie Norton discovers an land of forest dwellers and shamans – and a maharajah who welcomes the very occasional guest into his palace. Photographs by Giulio Di Sturco
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Sport

Et trois, brutal

The Trois Etapes gives amateur cyclists the chance to compete with the pros at ferocious speeds over the toughest grand-tour mountain routes – all in the name of charity. Charlie Norton is the first journalist to report from the saddle
Art

Space memorabilia

Modern-day space programmes are fuelling enthusiasm for artefacts from those thrilling first forays into the stratosphere, says Charlie Norton
Adventure

Zambezi does it

A century and a half ago, David Livingstone traversed Zambia with a dodgy sextant in atrocious conditions. On the 200th anniversary of Livingstone’s birth, Charlie Norton joins modern-day explorer John Blashford-Snell as he traces an equally challenging – but far more luxurious – route through the bush
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