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Heading Home

Our train slows to a stop and passengers bustle forth. The platform is consumed in a wave of commuters, we pile out of the carriage, unwieldy luggage in tow..

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48 Hours

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48 hours after becoming involved with the Amazon expedition, I found myself piling kit into a rucksack and heading North for Windermere..

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What was the best decision you ever made?

It’s well over two years now, since I returned from my last expedition with BSES, and I still can’t grow a proper expedition beard. ..

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Live on air, Mother’s Day and Antarctica

I’ve still got a big grin on my face, from ear to ear. Yesterday the team at BBC Radio Devon invited me live on air to talk about my ambition to follow in the footsteps of Captain Scott..

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Trekking across Antarctica (in the field next to my house)

As some of you might have read, I’m lucky enough to be in with a chance of joining the International Scott Centenary Expedition, that will head to Antarctica next year..

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ISCE Press Release: Following in the footsteps of Captain Scott

A budding explorer from Essex who has been inspired by Captain Robert Scott of the Antarctic, will have the chance to prove that they have got what it takes to follow in the legendary Royal Navy Officer’s footsteps..

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The Amazon

Amazon… a single word can encompass so much that it’s difficult to know where to begin. The greatest river, the largest rainforest, home to 10% of all known species; but statistics and facts probably don’t do it justice..

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Speaking to Schools

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I consider myself pretty fortunate really, because from time to time I get to speak to young people from schools, youth groups and universities on behalf of BSES, a youth development charity..

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A Dartmoor adventure (with a purpose)

It’s unusual to see students out and about at 8am, especially on a Sunday. Most would be tucked up in bed after a heavy Saturday night..

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Is there really anything interesting about Pollen?

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I’m pretty keen on pollen, and it’s surprising that so little is known about something that is all around us every day. Last year I got the chance to begin a research project..

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The Quadrat

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After much deliberating concerning the route we finally decided on a suitable plan involving seven peaks. We began with an early start heading east to the steepest looking mountain..

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The world as you’ve never seen it before II

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This is what 9.07 billion people looks like, the prediction for 2050. In this brave new world 62% of the population will live in Africa, Southern and Eastern Asia. Notice Russia, South America and Australia as they shrink in comparison.

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