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Though the Aleutians to Alaska

The Aleutian Islands

Sarah Outen and Justine Curgenven took a 101 day kayaking expedition along the Aleutian Islands which was one part of her ongoing human powered journey around the world. After landing in Adak in her rowing boat one year earlier, having successfully rowed from Japan across the North Pacific on her second attempt, poor weather had stymied her progress from Japan towards my original destination of Canada, forcing her to land at Adak. To continue Sarah’s journey she had to reach the nearest road on the mainland of North America. That road...

Mt Kenya - Team Tesco

Kenya

18 Tesco colleagues climbed Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa standing at 5199 metres. The dream team included a mix of colleagues from across stores, distribution centres and offices, coming together to raise money for two great causes – Diabetes UK and Cancer Research UK. They managed to raise around £40,000 altogether. 

Riding the Rio Santa Cruz

In late November 2014, Leon McCarron began a month-long expedition from the Atlantic Ocean to the Patagonian ice-caps, following the route of Argentina’s Santa Cruz River on horseback. The Rio Santa Cruz has been at the centre of Patagonian exploration since Captain FitzRoy and Charles Darwin first tried to follow its course in 1834, and Leon used accounts from their adventures (along with those of Moreno, Feilberg and others) as a guide for his own journey.  The team of three - Leon along with fellow adventurer and filmmaker T...

Aconcagua - 360 Expeditions and Trek & Mountain

Agrentina

Trek and Mountain magazine teamed up with 360 to climb Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America and one of the Seven Summits, one of our most rewarding and challenging expeditions exclusively for readers. Fierce snow-storms, battering winds, steep ground just below its summit and its near 7,000m altitude would surely make the mighty Aconcagua tumble off the list that designates it as a trekking peak. Although technically straightforward, an ascent of this mountain, the tallest of all the Andean giants, firmly crosses over into the realm...

'The Love Caravan'- Aconcagua

Aconcagua

360's Jo Bradshaw and 8 of her client friends set off on an Aconcagua expedition Fierce snow-storms, battering winds, steep ground just below its summit and its near 7,000m altitude would surely make the mighty Aconcagua tumble off the list that designates it as a trekking peak. Although technically straightforward, an ascent of this mountain, the tallest of all the Andean giants, firmly crosses over into the realm of a high altitude mountaineering expedition. Physical toughness, mental resilience and a hearty dose of luck are required t...

Te Araroa Thru Hike

Te Araroa, New Zealand

On November 27, 2014, Patrice and Justin La Vigne started walking from the northern tip of New Zealand at Cape Reinga.  They trekked for 2,050 miles on the Te Araroa Trail - New Zealand's long distance hiking route which is made of up a mixture of older tracks and walkways, new tracks and link sections alongside roads. They reached the end of the route, arriving in Bluff, the southern tip of New Zealand, on March 29, 2015 - a mammoth 4 month trek! To keep their essential lines of communication open, the W...

Indian Desert Sandstorm

Rajasthan

Powertraveller's latest charger - the powermonkey explorer 2 - is fully designed to withstand even the harshest of environments, as a recent sand and dust storm in India's Rajasthan desert proved. "It worked a treat and although didn't test the waterproofing it certainly passed the dust.  We spent around 20 hours in a sand/dust storm and it was about the only equipment outside a dry bag to survive" said Alice, currently on a camel expedition in the desert. The explorer 2 has been specifically designed as a...

The Turner Twins Question Greenland

The Turner Twins aimed to trek across the huge polar ice cap of Greenland, an awesome landscape of high peaks, gigantic glaciers, crevasses, frozen lakes and endless square miles of icy plains. It is the world’s largest national park and one of the loneliest and most inhospitable places on earth, blasted by cruel polar winds where temperatures hardly ever go above freezing. It is home, however, to polar bears, reindeer, the artic fox and wolves. Seals and whales also live along the coast.  A desert waste, the frozen ice cap domina...

Journeys 9 and 10 of Expedition 1000

Between April 3rd and May 22nd Dave Cornthwaite travelled 2115 miles in consecutive endurance challenges, separated by only 7 days.  He pedalled and sailed 1009 miles across the Atacama Desert in Chile on a Whike, then rode 1106 miles on an ICE Trike, from Germersheim, Germany to Cornwall, England. These were the 9th and 10th journeys of Dave's Expedition1000 project, which entail 25 journeys of 1000 miles or more, each using a different form of non-motorised transport. In Chile, he was joined for the full distance by Jamie Fulbr...

Biolight Healing Technology

Healing wounds or inflammation requires energy and oxygen. Biolight is a patented technology that provides the body’s cells with energy, increases circulation and facilitates the evacuation of waste products. In short, the damaged tissue is radiated with light at a specially adapted wavelength and pulse frequency. The cells in the damaged tissue receive new energy, which in turn increases activity and accelerates effective healing. Biolight is a method developed in Sweden currently used by many veterinarians, animal hospitals, pet owne...

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