HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2021

HOW TO THINK LIKE AN EXTREME TV SAFETY ADVISOR

Insights from Will Smith’s Welcome to Earth Series 2 with SC safety advisor Dave Lucas The new Welcome to Earth series launched last week and it’s a pretty big deal.… read more

LIMITLESS WITH CHRIS HEMSWORTH

In 2020, we were enlisted as series risk management advisors, safety consultants and to provide medical support and specialist security risk management support for a brand new tv series starring… read more

WE TOOK DANNY MACASKILL TO THE SKIES

While operating in the far off corners of this planet – be that with film crews or expedition teams – is what we’ve become known for, from time-to-time, we put… read more

WIN A PACKRAFT AND PACKRAFTING EXPEDITION

We’ve pulled together some of our favourite elements of adventure for the ultimate giveaway.

WE’VE MADE A FEW CHANGES

Innovation, perseverance and adaptability. These are the foundations on which Secret Compass was built and they’ve shaped our approach from day one, right up to the present moment. The journey… read more

WIN: THE ULTIMATE PRIZE BUNDLE TO GET YOU BACK OUT THERE

In our minds there’s three elements to getting you there. Inspiration, kit and locking in an actual adventure. So we’ve compiled the ultimate adventure package with those elements in mind.… read more

WIN: ADVENTURE WEEKEND AND BACKPACK BUNDLE FOR TWO

Every good adventure needs to be matched by an equally good backpack, fortunately for you, we’ve teamed up with our friends at BACH backpacks to give away the perfect adventure… read more

NEW EXPEDITION: SOCOTRA

Bisecting the island from coast to coast, this 120km camel supported journey will trek into the heart of the Hajhir Massif, tackling the highest non-technical trekking peaks of Socotra. En… read more

FULL LINEUP FOR AWA 2019 ANNOUNCED

As the first opportunity to see the films from Kendal Mountain Festival in London, we’re really excited to announce our full lineup of films for Audience with Adventure 2019. Below… read more

BASE MAGAZINE ISSUE #02 OUT NOW

If you’ve not yet grabbed a copy of BASE magazine, what are you waiting for? This awesome new adventure magazine from our friends at BASE documents the full spectrum of… read more

AUDIENCE WITH ADVENTURE RETURNS FOR 2019

That’s right our annual one night film festival is back! There’s not much we can release just yet, but we’re exited to be bringing big screen adventure back to the… read more

BRAND NEW ADVENTURE MAG: SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE

BASE magazine issue 01 has now landed, and as you’ve made it this far, we’re pretty confident that a brand new adventure magazine is exactly the kind of thing you… read more

WE NEED YOUR VOTE

We’ve made the final stages of the 2019 AFAR Travellers’ Choice Awards and the public vote is now open so now we need your help! The AFAR Travellers’ Choice Awards… read more

COMING SUMMER 2019: BASE MAGAZINE

From the Secret Compass headquarters, landing summer 2019 BASE magazine is a brand new quarterly magazine sharing inspirational stories from the world of adventure. Through the medium of print, BASE… read more

YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE SHOULD BE RIVER BASED

Compounding around 71 % of the earth’s surface and roughly 65% of our own bodies, H2O is the absolute lifeblood of this planet – connecting alpine glaciers to the jungles and lowlands, to the shorelines and oceans… read more

FOUR LEARNING ADVENTURES FOR 2020

Lead an expedition and you offer a team a once in a lifetime adventure, teach a team their own skillset and you’ll offer them a lifetime of adventure.

THE CLIMBING CHOLITAS OF BOLIVIA

Having all worked for years as cooks and porters in the high camps of the Andes, four years ago, a group of Bolivian Aymara indigenous women aged between 24 and 52… read more

8 MONUMENTAL CHALLENGES FOR 2019

Be it cycling your first 100 miles, running your first marathon, or let’s say… crossing your first desert, no 12 months is complete without locking horns with a new challenge… read more

WIN AN ADVENTURE WEEKEND FOR TWO

Need more adventure in 2019 but don’t know where to start? Well, we’ve got just the thing. We teamed up with Geographical Magazine to give away An Adventure Weekend in… read more

ADVENTURES FOR GOOD IN 2019

Travel and adventure can be strictly personal pursuits, selfish even, and that’s cool. It’s valuable escapism, time to think, time to develop both physically and mentally. But it can also… read more

DAVID LAMA IS THE FIRST TO SUMMIT LUNAG RI

The name David Lama is synonymous with big challenging climbs and pioneering first ascents in the Himalaya and around the world and in October 2018 the Austrian climber and mountaineer… read more

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FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED

We’ve kept you in the dark for long enough. After no shortage of deliberation, we can finally defuse the growing anticipation as we announce the films for An Audience with… read more

5 TRIPS TO DIGITAL DETOX IN 2019

In unfamiliar lands, and far-removed from the everyday, these are five expeditions which will feed your soul’s cravings. It’s time to put down your phone, access to your emails and… read more

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AN AUDIENCE WITH ADVENTURE 2018

With a fresh deluge of outdoor cinematography, Audience with Adventure will return on November 21st as the first opportunity in London to see the latest and greatest from Kendal Mountain… read more

THE FIRST SKI DESCENT OF K2

Andrzej Bargiel enters the history books

Introducing Secret Compass Adventures

INTRODUCING: SC ADVENTURES

Adrenaline and discovery, awe-inspiring landscapes and mind blowing experiences, pure joy and unadulterated freedom! Without exception, our time in the field has been defined by these concepts, be it exploring the peaks… read more

EVEREST IN THE ALPS TO RAISE £1MILLION

Over the four days skiers were pushed to their limits and beyond as they ascended up to 2,500 metres each day, burning calories equivalent to completing 8 back-to-back marathons over… read more

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WIN TICKETS TO THE ADVENTURE TRAVEL SHOW

Now in its 22nd year, as always, this year promises plenty of inspiration in the way of talks, workshops and seminars from all corners of adventure. Amongst the action, Secret… read more

Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig 2017

Finally, after months of silence we’re able to share with you the fruits of our last few months of labour. The 2017 Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig. Suspended on a space… read more

horse riding argentina

HOW TO LIVE LIKE A GAUCHO

The term “gaucho” likely derives from the Quecha word “huachu,” meaning orphan or vagabond. They were, and still are, among the most skilled horse riders and handlers in South America.… read more

Win Two Tickets for ATFF

WIN TICKETS TO ATFF!

To celebrate The Adventure Travel Film Festival’s 7th birthday, the kind folk behind the action have given Secret Compass two tickets to give away to the London Festival. Two passes… read more

Starlight screening Mill Hill School

The Adventure Travel Film Festival is Coming

The 2017 Adventure Film Festival is almost upon us and as always the guys have curated a belting list of films that’ll without doubt have you packing your bags.

MSR tents in the Mount Halgurd region of the Zagros mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan on an expedition with (c) Secret Compass

KURDISTAN SUMMIT SUCCESS

Mount Halgurd is the highest peak in the region’s Zagros ranges. It is the highest mountain wholly within Iraq (Cheekah Dar is reputedly 4m higher but straddles the Iranian border,… read more

Madagascar in May

exploring the eighth continent

12 NEW EXPEDITIONS

media release: 27/02/17

PANAMA’S LAST ROADLESS PLACE

media release: 27/02/17

PACKRAFT GABON

media release: 10/02/17

DIGITAL DETOX IN THE SINAI

media release: 20/02/17

BUSH SURVIVAL IN NAMIBIA

media release: 12/02/17

Alpine Skills on Georgia'a Mount Kazbek with Secret Compass and Phil de Beger

LET’S GET HIGH…

Georgia: a 5000m+ summit

IRAN: LUT EXPEDITION HITS HEADLINES

media release: 01/02/17

CONTOURS OF ARMENIA’S CAUCASUS

media release: 30/01/17

Packrafting metres away from a wild African jungle elephant on the river bank of the Kongou river, Gabon

GO FOR IT IN GABON

an amphibious adventure

Amazing scenery of North Korean national park

IN IMAGES: NORTH KOREA

Inside the Secret State

Rafting in Gabon

RAFT PNG’S EPIC WATUT

whitewater course on an epic river

North Korea statue

NORTH KOREA LAUNCHED

media release: 18/01/17

(c) boomsbeat, Tatev Monastery, Armenia expedition

ARMENIA’S #TRANSCAUCASIAN

media release: 15/01/17

Land Rover image (c) Tom Allen, Armenia expedition with Secret Compass, joined by Tom Allen of the Transcaucasian trail3

Supporting the Transcaucasian Trail

media release: 11/04/17

Who holidays in Iraq?

you could: climb Kurdistan’s highest peak