and if you put them together, this is what it boils down to.
Giving away a free copy of 'How to get to the North Pole and Other Iconic Adventures'...
One of the subtleties of the Scottish landscape is that everything is described as a hill. I've spent the last week up there (in the rain) on a variety of those hills doing a final spot of fieldwork before Winter closes in and covers everything in a few feet of snow.
I spent this evening daydreaming about possible expeditions. Fittingly, in the pub just down the road from the Royal Geographical Society.
A few favorites from September..
I'm heading North to start a new project on Scotland's montane woodlands
Perhaps rightly so, we were a little apprehensive of passing through Kosovo on our journey from London to Istanbul. In fact, given recent unrest in the Northern area around Mitrovica we had decided to avoid the country all together.
A map of our overland journey from London to Istanbul.
Ever heard of Transnistria? I hadn't either.
Six of my favorite articles from August.
If you thought that big charismatic wildlife was the preserve of far off countries and hard to reach wild places, then I urge you to take another look at Romania.
After spending the preceding months counting things in the Amazon and trawling through hours of footage in Oman, I confess to wanting some sort of holiday.