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Rome to Home

5 years ago Dan Keeley was diagnosed Bipolar.  Now he's running 1,250 miles from Rome, Italy to Home in the UK to share his story. Dan had a full blown manic episode in Italy in 2012, followed by a crippling depression.  Dan is now in a positive place and hopes by taking on this challenge, he will help in normalising the conversation surrounding mental health issues, give hope to others, to thanks all those who supported him over the last 5 years and above all to encourage other (particularly males) to speak up when they're...

Red Bull X-Alps 2017

The Alps

Born in 2003, the Red Bull X-Alps is the world's toughest adventure race, a bold claim, but one it surely deserves. For the second time, Powertraveller powered the athletes’ devices in 2017 as an official Red Bull X-Alps partner in the eighth edition of the race. The concept is a simple one. 32 athletes must race a straight-line distance of more than 1,000km across the Alps, by foot or paraglider via set turnpoints.  Over the last 10 years, the unique adventure some of the world's top adventurers and tested them to the lim...

Cycling Atlantic2Andes

Having run through five South American countries on his Running the Americas adventure,  Jamie was keen to adventure across three he hadn’t visited. In February 2017, Jamie cycled from his flat to Victoria station, got the train to Gatwick Airport and flex to Sao Paolo. From there he cycled 3700km across Brazil, Paraguay and up into the Andes of Bolivia. The adventure was completely solo and unsupported with challenges including the Chaco in Paraguay, climbing the Andes (4700m) and cycling across the Salar de Uyuni during the w...

SUP Sweden

Sweden

In July 2016 Adventure Athlete Tarran Kent-Hume took a team of 5 Stand Up Paddle Boarding through the heart of Sweden. The Adventure began when the team flew into Gothenburg to make final preparations and spend the night along the river. They set off the following morning with the first sunset of their trip and headed upstream into the Gota Canal and Lake Vanern.   The adventure saw the team travel the length of the Gota Canal passing through Lake Vattern, Motala and Soderkoping before reaching the Baltic Sea and hugging the Eastern C...

North Pole - Always A Little Further...

Geographical North Pole

In 2014, we planned to ski unsupported and unaided from the Canadian coast line to the Geographic North Pole. The team, consisting of Mark Wood (ex-forces), Paul 'Vic' Vicary (serving) and Mark Langridge (ex-forces), all have experience in working in polar / extreme cold conditions but would need to apply all the skills, knowledge and experience acquired over their years of service to survive and complete this arduous journey. The airline company who organise the extractions at the North Pole, along with our safety en-route, advised...

7 Summits - Annelie Pompe

Not content with being the record holder for the deepest freedive to 126m in one breath, Annelie Pompe is also a bit of a hero in the mountaineering department too. She became the highest and deepest human in the world within one year thanks to some epic climbing skills and of course that world record. With climbing fascinating Annelie since childhood, she has climbed all 7 summits (the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents for those that didn't know): 2011 - Kilimanjaro 2011 - Mt. Everest 2012 - De...

Britain's Most Isolated Island

Pitcairn Island

After winning this year’s Journey of a Lifetime Award from the Royal Geographical Society and BBC Radio 4, photographer Rhiannon has embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to Britain's most isolated island; Pitcairn Island.  Few people have ever visited Pitcairn and is home to fewer than 50 permanent residents. It is the world’s least populous jurisdiction, world’s smallest democracy, and one of the world’s most isolated communities. It measures just two miles...

Marijke Hornstra - Chile to California, USA

After being diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2012, adventure traveller Marijke Hornstra decided to grab life by the horns and embark upon an epic 23,000Km cycle expedition from Chile to California, USA. The aim of the expedition: to encourage sustainable projects in South America, meaning more people will use energy generated from water, wind and sunlight.  Marijke will share these projects with Smarter Energy News - an online portal featuring the latest news on smart energy and energy innovations. Powertraveller is proud to spo...

Squash Falconer in Tignes, France

Powertraveller brand ambassador Squash Falconer recently went to Tignes, France and took her powermonkey explorer 2 along to keep her GoPro camera and mobile phone charged whilst she was out exploring.  The powermonkey explorer 2 was equally as happy in the snow as on dry land and kept Squash's devices fully juiced.  

Honza Rejmanek - Red Bull X-Alps 2015 Athlete

Here's Red Bull X-Alps 2015 Athlete Honza Rejmanek putting the award-winning powermonkey explorer 2 through its paces whilst out training in sunny California.  Honza took the explorer 2 up paragliding to charge his GPS system and his iPhone once back on solid ground and was so impressed with it he literally jumped for joy!

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