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Ideas or Actions

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I spent this evening daydreaming about possible expeditions. Fittingly, in the pub just down the road from the Royal Geographical Society.

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Don’t be afraid to look a little closer

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A bird in the hand is definitely worth two in the bush – at least in terms of inspiring young people to take an interest in wildlife and conservation…

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Mountains and Molehills

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If you’re tired or hungry or fruitlessly laboring, it’s easy to make mountains out of mole hills..

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The Best and Worst Expedition Food

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For those that know me, you’ll know I like to dabble in the kitchen. That too extends to expeditions in the field, although I can’t comment on my ability, most others aren’t alive to do so now either.

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6 Wild Places on my Wishlist

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The more you know, the saying goes, that more you realise you know nothing. The same is true for traveling, I think..

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Two things I carried on my last expediton

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Whilst packing for Oman I was aware that whatever I decided to take, I would probably have to carry. That’s a wonderful incentive for packing light.

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8 Expedition Lows

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Expeditions aren’t all fun all of the time. Low points can leave you wondering why you’re there, pushing you towards giving up, amplified by the very nature of expedition life..

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Good things happen when you least expect it

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On one particularly tiring and long day, the very instant my head hit the pillow (insert: a sandy pair of rather grim trousers) the valley boomed with the rasping bellow of an Arabian Leopard.

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In Praise of the Little Guy

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Have you ever heard of the ‘Big 5’?

Supposedly the five African animals most difficult and dangerous to hunt on foot. Unfortunately, it’s more a marketing term aimed at tourists than anything else.

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On Geodes: Geology and Philosophy

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We had been bouncing along in the 4×4’s since first light. Progressively the road turned from tarmac to gravel to sand, and then with the minarets of Al Hashman fading back into the heat haze..

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Scott Centenary Memorial Service

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Yesterday I was privileged to attend St Paul’s Cathedral, to commemorate the centenary of the Terra Nova Expedition 1910 – 1913.

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9 Ways to know you’re home

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Returning from an expedition

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