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INTRODUCING THE PAMIR TRAIL

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SPOTLIGHT

THE UNTOLD EVEREST STORY

Every year we’re flooded with stories from the 8000m+ peaks, from successful expeditions and the ill-fated. By what about the individuals who form the backbone of each one of those …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …