From Desk Till Dawn

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Kayaking in Finland

Blisters, muscle fatigue, never-ending daylight – and sleep deprivation: Fergus Scholes tackles an 18-hour odyssey through the world’s largest archipelago
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Diving in Iceland

It’s home to fierce Norse gods, feisty volcanoes and some of the world’s clearest glacial-fed dive waters: Tarquin Cooper suits up and takes the plunge between tectonic plates
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Abseiling and kayaking the Zambezi

Abseil down a Victoria Falls gorge and kayak the white waters of the mighty Zambezi in a single day? It’s doable – and unforgettable, as Tarquin Cooper discovers
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Scaling a Sicilian volcano

Tarquin Cooper makes an assault on Etna from its wilder northern side, before taking flight on a bike down the island’s fast, furious switchback roads
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Horse riding in Cappadocia

Galloping down perilously narrow trails and up unnervingly steep hillsides, Tarquin Cooper follows in the tracks of Alexander the Great as he traverses Turkey’s volcanic landscape
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Ultra running on Reunion Island

Only the mega fit – and the possibly mad – attempt the perilous 165km mountain crossing known as La Diagonale des Fous. Tarquin Cooper takes on its hardest section
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Dune climbing in Oman

Ancient Salalah sits at the gateway to the massive dunes of the legendary Empty Quarter and some of the most pristine reefs in the Arabian Sea. Tarquin Cooper takes on both
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Scaling volcanoes in Bali

Beginning in the dead of night, Graeme Green summits Bali’s three toughest peaks – which have a total height equal to five-and-a-half times Ben Nevis – in less than 24 hours
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Skiing remote Lapland

Some 77 years ago the Finns braved extreme cold and hardship to see off the Russians in the Winter War. James Henderson kits up and follows in their tracks
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Scaling the Congo’s fire mountain

With bucketing rain, sheer rock faces, a 20kg pack on his back and rangers armed with machine guns, Graeme Green braves the Democratic Republic of Congo’s most daunting peak for a look into its miraculous crater of molten lava
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