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CELESTIAL PEAKS: UNCLIMBED MOUNTAINS IN KYRGYZSTAN

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THE FIVE KNOTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

A key part of any adventurer’s quiver needs to be a solid handle on different types of knot for different scenarios, a knowledge of how and when to use them …

A PASSION FOR ADVENTURE: ALDO KANE

We’ve worked closely with Aldo on projects all over the world, from the drug cartels of Mexico to Mount Nyiragongo’s lava lake in Democratic Republic of the Congo – keeping …

WHAT HAS SC BEEN UP TO?

Around this time every year we like to do a round-up of some of our most memorable highlights of the previous year, looking at the pioneering adventures we’ve been a …

INTRODUCING THE PAMIR TRAIL

A whopping 93% of Tajikistan’s landmass is considered mountainous but despite being a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, the country doesn’t have the fame of other mountain nations like Nepal or …

REFLECTIONS OF THE RIVER TAY

We love taking our teammates out of their day-to-day lives and dropping them into full-blown adventure. This is the foundation on which Secret Compass was built and what we’ve strived …

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 …

WHAT IT MEANS TO TREAD LIGHTLY

Reindeer are like children. You guide them, graze them, protect them, they become your pride. They give you purpose, direction and identity, it is a primal, wild matrimony. 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR NEXT EXPEDITION

While for most of us, international travel is still on ice, plans for an adventurous 2021 are taking form. But when you do find yourself back in the mountains, the …

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 …

ESSENTIAL PACKRAFTING KIT GUIDE

There’s a good chance you’ll have noticed by now, we’re big fans of the packraft. Offering ultimate versatility, these humble little inflatable boats are the perfect tool for a river …

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 …