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Where the Wild Things Are / Escapism

In late August of 2017 I wrangled the opportunity to visit the densest wolf population in central Sweden. I travelled with my equally madcap-sister Olivia. During our time in Vastmanland we walked in the tracks of wolf packs, slept in woodland hobbit-holes, hiked enchanted forests, shared ‘fika’, braved swamps, tracked moose, wildcamped around fires and were, er…whipped in a floating sauna. 

The story is published now at Escapism Magazine on pages 95-100. You can read it below. 

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Many thanks to all the following for the hospitality that Olivia and I received on our journey through Vastmanland. We came into your homes as guests, and left by morning as friends: Ulvsbomuren Vildmark & LantlivHellen WistrandÅsa StanawayMarcus EldhWildSwedenJohn de JongEdens Garden Cottages, Bed & Breakfast and Tourist ActivitiesVisitSweden

 

 

 

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Science and politics find uneasy mix at IPCC / Geographical

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change met in Edmonton for their Cities conference this March, the Deputy Premier for Alberta used her stage time to promote the advancement of provincial oil exports.

Alberta’s Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman. PH. Connor Mah

I reported remotely for Geographical magazine online.

During the conference Alberta highlighted their impressive suite of climate mitigation policies at provincial level. Yet, by dramatically increasing their exported carbon emissions simultaneously, I argue this represents a dangerous double-think with regard to tackling the global climate change challenge.

You can read the article here (opens in new tab)

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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