How memorising an Atlas led to a career as an Expedition Leader

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

Treating jungle feet

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO JUNGLE FOOT CARE

from choosing the right boots to techniques for avoiding trench footImmense isolation, off-the-scale humidity, searing heat and an overload of exotic hazards. In no environment is foot care more paramount… read more

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

BOOTS AND CRAMPONS

Packing the right kit is an essential part of any expedition and using the wrong kit in extreme locations can have sever consequences, putting your safety at risk and jeopardising… read more

THE DARIEN GAP

“
There is definitely a reason Secret Compass runs expeditions not tours. You couldn’t feel further from being a tourist, their expeditions are such genuine experiences. The guides were absolutely 110%… read more

THE TRANSPANAMA THRU-HIKE

Panamanian Rick Morales has done what very few trekkers would even dare to attempt, let alone imagine: mapped out a new hiking trail across the length of his country. As… read more

EXPEDITION CLOTHING

In this quick video, Secret Compass’s director Tom Bodkin shows you what you need to take with you on an expedition into the jungle across desert or through savannah-styled terrain.

MADE IN MADAGASCAR

The best thing about the expedition for me was seeing parts of the world you would never see unless you hiked there.  Only a few people will see the sights… read more

EXPEDITION RUCKSACKS

Want to buy a new rucksack for your next expedition? In the latest of our expedition kit advice videos, Tom guides you through the different sizes and back systems of… read more

Panama Exped in action

Down in the Darien

expedition snapshot

TREK TRAINING TIPS

to get you expedition ready

Sinai Desert landscape

SECRETS OF THE SINAI

expedition snapshot

Summit in Madagascar

MY FIRST EXPEDITION

new to Secret Compass? Read on…

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

Raft Uganda's Murchison Falls image with Glen Downton

MURCHISON FALLS

rafting challenge: accepted

DESCENT OF THE MOA

packrafting in Sierra Leone

The hottest place on earth…

and other facts about Iran’s Lut desert

FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH

leading treks in Afghanistan

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

Rab sleeping bag image Image © ukbackpacker.wordpress.com

SLEEPING ON EXPEDITIONS

Not sure what to buy on the sleeping bag front for your pending adventures? Expedition expert Tom Bodkin, director of Secret Compass, talks you through the different types of sleeping… read more

Footwear for expeditions

EXPEDITION FOOTWEAR

Buying new boots for an expedition? From jungle boots to desert boots and from trekking boots to mountaineering boots, expedition and adventure expert Tom Bodkin (director of Secret Compass) shares… read more

IRAN: LUT EXPEDITION HITS HEADLINES

media release: 01/02/17

CONTOURS OF ARMENIA’S CAUCASUS

media release: 30/01/17

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

Rhiannon in the Brecons Beacons abseiling down the waterfall

A Weekend in Wales

expedition snapshot

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

Secret Compass expeditions, Kurdistan Expedition mountain images Hero

What does Secret Compass do?

watch the Secret Compass showreel

PACKRAFTING IN GABON

media release: 05/01/17

THE JUNGLE BOOKS

read up on Panama’s Darien gap

DRC Virunga Film

DRC DOCUMENTARY

the rangers’ gripping true story

Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor

IN IMAGES: AFGHANISTAN

expeditions on the Roof of the World

Amil Patel talks about Kamchatka

KAMCHATKA CRAVINGS

expedition snapshot

Gauchos around a meal in Patagonia, Argentina

GAUCHO LIFE

expedition snapshot

2017 ADVENTURE HOTLIST

Media release: 19/10/16

ADVENTURE CO. LAUNCHES PRODUCTION CO.

media release: 20/06/16

UNESCO and Iran’s Lut Desert

media release: 01/08/16

ADVENTURE SOLSTICE

media release: 06/06/16

16 ADVENTURE HOTSPOTS FOR 2016

media release: 09/12/15

Secret Compass team cross the Lut desert in Iran.

WORLD-FIRST: LUT DESERT CROSSING

media release: 30/11/15