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Trail Survival Feature with Nimbus Outdoors / Men’s Running

Fresh from shooting the Nimbus Outdoors Pucon Trail race 50K on the flanks of Volcan Villarica in the Region de los Rios sector of Chile, I put this feature story together for Men’s Running with a cowabunga shot of a runner braving the lava slopes.

The feature promises a whittling down of the skills necessary for aspirant trail runners, to be able to access the wildest trails around. If you finish reading and are feeling psyched, Nimbus Outdoors’ next next gnarly offering is coming at you this June 30th. 

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Volcano Tobogganing / Outdoor Fitness

I headed out into the Pacific Ocean to Chile’s remote territory of Easter Island for the February Tapati festival.

On the summit of a 45 degree volcano, the islanders hold their annual Haka Pei ceremony. Mounting a whittled banana-trunk-rocket, and dressed in nothing but loincloths for protection, competitors are pushed over the edge to attempt to ride the furthest down the lower slopes. Feature story and photos below from the recent issue of Outdoor Fitness magazine.

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Batchelor’s party on bikes / Red Bull

We rode some bikes and drank some beer and whisky for my buddy’s stag do

Red Bull Adventure thought we should share what a jolly nice time we had

Read the article at Red Bull

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Does UK’s Environment Plan go far enough? / Geographical

On January 11th the British Prime Minister launched the government’s much anticipated 25 Year Year Environment Plan.

I shared my thoughts on the proposal for Geographical Magazine online

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Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

 

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Island Man / Geographical

Before the time of celebrity culture, desert islands were places of wonder and personal discovery and spiritualism. Our cultural references are rich in the English language from Shakespeare’s The Tempest to Daniel Defoe’s writing of arguably the first ever novel, Robinson Crusoe.

In April 2017 I was “shipwrecked,” on an islet in the Pearl Island archipelago, a few hundred kilometres off the Pacific coast of Panama. I wrote a few articles about the cut and thrust of our 8 day survival experience (Outdoor Fitness, Blue Ridge Outdoors and Get Out There) and created a photo set and short film now found at Desertislandsurvival.com.

This article for RGS Geographical was a bit different. You can read an extract from the current issue below.

 

 

 

 

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Walking with Wolves / BBC

In September last year I followed the scent of wolves into the dense forests of Västmanland, Sweden for BBC Countryfile. Over the next six days I met game wardens, scientists and wildlife guides as I set about examining the possibility of reintroducing wolves to the UK.

BBC Countryfile published the feature in the January 2017 issue.

You can read it below. When you’re ready, click the downward arrrow and scroll to the next page

Walking with Wolves : BBC Countryfile