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READ BASE ISSUE #03 IN FULL

Secret Compass don’t just run epic expeditions, we also support TV and Film productions in wild places and even run an adventure magazine. Issue #03 of BASE was launched in …

TRAILS OF SNOW ICE AND ROCK

There is no doubt about it, traversing the full length of Greenland’s Arctic Circle Trail in the heart of winter on a bike is one of the most extraordinary and …

9 LIFE LESSONS FROM THE NENETS

We’re often told that making time for reflection is important. And it’s not rocket science. How many times can you say a pause on the day to day has provided …

HOW TO SCALE AND NAME AN UNCLIMBED MOUNTAIN

The draw of the unknown is a powerful beast – something with which over the years the Secret Compass team has developed a borderline unhealthy obsession. The idea of setting …

MENTOR IN THE MOUNTAINS

My name is Carlo Cosi, I’m 32-years-old. For eight years, I’ve been making my greatest passion the most beautiful job in the world: the mountain guide.

AN INTRODUCTION TO EXPEDITION MEDICINE

By their own nature, expeditions are risky endeavours. From uneven terrain and altitude to tropical disease and dangerous wildlife, depending on the environment there can be a lot of variables …

MANOEUVRING THE MUNROS

Of all the places I’ve worked however, Scotland holds a unique appeal for me. A good adventure photo should make you, as the viewer, either want to be there, or …

WHAT MAKES A GOOD EXPEDITION LEADER?

As I reflect on my most recent trip to the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan, I remember saying as I flew out of Kabul in 2006 following a deployment in the …

A GUIDE TO MOUNTAIN FOOTWEAR

No item in your kit store is single-handedly more capable of ruining an expedition than unsuitable footwear and few environments demand as much from your feet and thus your boots …

DESERT FOOTWEAR GUIDE

Blisters are a fact of life on desert expeditions. Even those who ‘had never had one before’ or say ‘I never get blisters’ get them. The rough ground, hot temperatures …