Tarquin Cooper

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Long-haul fright

Adventure racing pushes the mind and body to punishing extremes. Tarquin Cooper encounters sleep monsters and a moonbow as he and his team-mates try not to cry.
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Canyoning in Jordan

Scaling ancient rock formations and abseiling down dramatic waterfalls, Tarquin Cooper experiences a little-known geological wonder of the Holy Land.
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Palm Island swim

Jetting from London for a weekend in the Caribbean seems madcap enough, but Tarquin Cooper then insists on a risky swim from Union to Palm Island – and back.
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Ice driving in Finland

On a frozen lake near the Arctic Circle, Tarquin Cooper gets a white-knuckle ride as he learns how to floor the throttle, spin the wheel and hit the brakes just like a real rally driver.
Adventure

Alpine Ascent

High above the Chamonix valley, Tarquin Cooper experiences terror and total concentration on an exhilarating north-face climb of the Tour Ronde
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Herd-riding in Iceland

Across wind-ravaged plains and up icy mountain trails, Tarquin Cooper takes on a buttock-breaking 70km ride in the company of several hundred wild Icelandic horses.
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Spear fishing in Lombok

Taking one very deep breath, Tarquin Cooper plunges to the bottom of Indonesian waters to spear his supper – or at least try to.
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An epic desert gallop

Saddled, booted and manned up, Tarquin Cooper experiences the epic Sahara landscape on a fascinating, exhilarating – and profoundly gruelling – horse ride.
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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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