UmPhafa Reserve, Kwa-Zulu Natal, is home for the next two months. I first saw a conservation project at work in the rainforests of Eastern Madagascar.
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.
Despite it being an unusually warm day for October, it remains difficult to sit comfortably in a Derbyshire village and plan a desert expedition..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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.
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..
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.
From the moment I arrived at HMS Raleigh naval base, I got the feeling that they had something rather special planned for us..
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..