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Imagine

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Imagine, crawling on your hands and knees in the pitch-black confines of a tunnel, 80 feet below ground. Hours have passed since you last saw the sun and the sky, mud and rock surrounds you.

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The Ghost of Arabia

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Despite it being an unusually warm day for October, it remains difficult to sit comfortably in a Derbyshire village and plan a desert expedition..

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Goodbye Milkround

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As an ambitious young undergraduate, I quickly signed up to Milkround on the promise of employment and prospects. A helpful summary of all the graduate jobs I should be applying for..

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9 Things I’ll miss about living in the rainforest

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For some reason, whenever I land back at London Heathrow it’s always raining. Four days before I’d been trekking through dense rainforest, leaving behind me a science camp that had been home for the past month..

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The Peruvian Amazon Expedition

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With a laden rucksack and my mind buzzing with anticipation, I head off to London Heathrow. Before I know it (after three flights, two boats and a hefty walk) I’ll be immersed in the Amazon rainforest..

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Sledges and the Countryside

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Here in the UK we have huge sprawling cities, tens of millions of people and all the trappings of civilization. As such, I am hugely relieved that one can spend four days traveling, even with a car, and still regain that same sense of adventure that you might find half way around the world..

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The Scott Scholarship Sledge Pull [Reccy!]

I am writing from the banks of Loch Ness en route ever further North, to the very top of our Island. Come September, John O Groats will mark the starting point for one of the largest collaborative fundraising challenges the nation has ever seen.

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Akavas Gorge (barefoot)

Winding down towards the Western coast of Cyprus, Akavas Gorge is an artery carrying water and bringing life to a rich and verdant ecosystem. Besides being a botanists or geologists dream, it is difficult not to be impressed..

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A few things I’ll miss about Exeter

The rolling West Country hills of Devon have been my adopted home for the last three years. A far cry from the commuter plains of Essex, but as with all good things, my time in Exeter is coming to an end.

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Havoc (Part 1)

From the moment I arrived at HMS Raleigh naval base, I got the feeling that they had something rather special planned for us..

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Keeping Scott’s Promise

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A few months ago I sat writing an essay entitled ‘Why Captain Scott is important to me’. I’m glad I did, since then I’ve been lucky enough to become involved with the International Scott Centenary Expedition..

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Polar Helen

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Helen Turton has inspired dozens of young people (myself included) to embrace the great outdoors. She has a self-confessed love of the polar regions..

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