Treks

Philanthropy

Joining an explorer-led adventure to deliver aid along the Amazon

Legendary soldier-turned-explorer John Blashford-Snell is famed for making the first descent of the Blue Nile and crossing the treacherous Darien Gap. Now Anna Nicholas joins him and a team of volunteers on a humanitarian expedition to deliver medical aid to a remote tribe in the Colombian Amazonas
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Adventure

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
Adventure

Adventures with survival experts

A select cohort of former military and special-forces reservists is reinventing the landscape of adventure travel, ratcheting up the thrill factor and exclusivity with meticulously planned “who dares” itineraries. Alice B-B reports
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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Destinations

Peeling back the Himalayas

Walking in the awe-inspiring Kumaon Himalayas, away from tourists and backpackers, Stanley Stewart is mesmerised by a rarely seen way of life that is suspended in time.
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