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Feeding the Rat Why? Mallory merely confused the issue when he answered, “because it’s there.” So writes Al Alvarez in the climbing book Feeding the Rat. “Feeding the rat” is “the need to get out, to test yourself, to flush out the system, […] Read »
How to Be a Travel Blogger I began travel blogging 14 years ago. If you are new to travel blogging, I hope that the lessons I have learned will help you. Read »
Advice on Securing Visas Visas are a vital part of many long journeys. They are also quite complicated and very boring. I’m not good at coping with either of those things, so I called in the professionals! The Visa Machine is a company that […] Read »
How to Climb Mount Everest Advice from mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick. Read »
The Nuts and Bolts of Making an Adventure Happen I've been on enough big trips now to trust myself to prepare for them competently. There is a deluge of stuff to plan! Read »
By Foot and Packraft across Iran – a free film! Last year, two friends of mine went on a very cool looking expedition to Iran. They’ve just produced a free short film about the trip, and are in the process of making a feature. See below for Leon’s introduction and […] Read »
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