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October 2020

  Exploration of the world is the fuel that feeds the fires in millions of people across the world. In fact, the innate need to explore and discover stems largely from the development of our species and our quest to acquire and consume new food sources. Going right back to the first Homo Sapiens, who gradually made their way on foot, and without modern clothing at all, all the way up through Europe to the edge of Russia, across the frozen sea and back down again into North America.    It’s

  Have you been toying with the idea of taking part in a sub-zero expedition, but as a beginner you’re finding it difficult to work out what the best option is for you? Setting off on a full distance ski to the Geographic North Pole is probably too far out of your comfort zone but walking up a frost-dusted hill in Cumbria doesn’t have you rippling with excitement. What you need is something that straddles the borders between truly wild places and the reassurance that comes with having help at

  When JRR Tolkien dreamt up the sweeping wildernesses of Middle Earth, the rolling thunder and blackened, ashen lands riddled with fire, treacherous mountains with crevasses so deep that at midday, not even a glimmer of light reaches the bottom, and wild brashen grasslands that blanket volcanic landscapes, he was probably thinking about Iceland. The only reason New Line Cinema chose New Zealand for the set is because pints are cheaper and they needed the budget to buy lozenges for Andy Serkis’ voicebox. So if I’ve done a good enough

  The extreme cold demands respect, and consideration of appropriate clothing and kit. Now, we don’t always take ourselves totally seriously here at Echio, but when it comes to these kinds of climes, you really do need to be focussed and prepared. In some regions, temperatures plummet to -50c, with the coldest temperature on record being -89.2C in Antarctica 1983. So believe me when I say, it does get nippy. For some context, steel and rubber will both become brittle enough to shatter at this temperature, and a pot

  Are we are a company built around the experience and beauty of pure adventure, I thought I’d write up some notes on just what an adventure is, and all the information that you need to know about them. Expeditions are supposed to challenging, so this article is not intended to make things easy for you, rather, to hopefully encourage you to take bigger and bolder steps out of your comfort zone.   Opinions on Adventure/Expeditions   The word “adventure” gets thrown around like the word “love” these days… and I get why,

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