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The Natural Navigator

The Natural Navigator

I think that the majority of us have, at some point or other in our lives, wondered about the stars, the moon and sun; how they move and how people can tell where they are going by using them; how the ancient travellers and explorers managed to find their way half way around the world […]

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Dead Men Walking…

Dead Men Walking…

From Siberia across the North Pole to Canada in 109 Days Quite a feat, huh? Well, this was what was successfully managed by the Norwegian explorers, Rune Gjeldnes and Torry Larsen. The book is physically big, and expensive, and it is not the kind of book you would spend Money on unless you rewally want […]

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Book Review: Ranulph Fiennes – Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know

Book Review: Ranulph Fiennes – Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, often called the world’s greatest living explorer… what an inspiration! I can’t believe that it has taken me so long to finally finish reading the book (I kept on getting distracted, but that wasn’t fault of the book, because when you are reading it, it is not easy to put down… just […]

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Touching the void

Touching the void

Finished off another book this time quite an old and pretty well-known book by Joe Simpson, Touching the Void. Since being published it was also made into a film-documentary, which I haven’t seen yet though definitely would like to after having read this work. As I say, it is pretty well-known, but in case you […]

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Rob Lilwall – Cycling Home from Siberia

Rob Lilwall – Cycling Home from Siberia

Finished off reading another book the other day, this time by Rob Lilwall, Cycling Home from Siberia, and it was a pretty enjoyable read about a great journey. Rob was a Geography teacher in England and decided to leave his job to go with his friend Al Humphries (who was on a round-the-world cycle journey) from the […]

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Mike Horn and Conquering the Impossible

Mike Horn and Conquering the Impossible

Mike Horn’s journey around the Arctic Circle is truly inspirational and his book Conquering the Impossible, the story of this 12,000 mile (around 18,000km) journey is superb. Even if one doesn’t have plans of going to the North Pole, I would definitely recommend reading this. Mike, with relatively little experience in the Arctic environment, set about in […]

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