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  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,

Overlanding is a pastime that involves journeying over land (obviously), typically by car, and typically across vast expanses like deserts or jungles. Usually, you’d choose a base 4x4 and gradually modify the vehicle based on the requirements for general purpose offroading and specific offroading challenges for each trip. Offroading tyres, a winch, roof tent, that sort of thing. As you’d expect, Land Rovers, Toyotas, Mitsubishis are your standard steed for this type of thing… sensible, incredible and traditional. It’s not uncommon to find some magnificent military grade rigs

Always imagined yourself as a bucking new explorer, frosty-faced, wrapped in fur and taking natures punches straight to the face? Excellent. Mountains are the place the be, in that case, as they are almost guaranteed to give the senses a good kicking. But climbing mountains is a very broad topic, and it's quite the trick to know exactly where to start, especially as a beginner and pick your next Earth Lump to conquer. So, In the spirit of making things easier, we've created a list of the most

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