Lisa George: Come Dive With Me - A Beginners Exploration into the Deep Blue

I have always loved swimming and being in the water; there is something wonderful about being weightless in this strange environment – the closest you can get to flying under your own power. You can also encounter some of the largest marine animals who can easily out-manoeuvre you in an instant and many could kill you just as quickly but choose not to out of curiosity or acceptance of the bubbling stranger floating by. I never really learned how to swim properly as my father taught me,...

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Bex Dawkes: Are adventures destroying the planet?

Fresh air. Big skies. Mountain tops. Epic storms. Endless views. That’s what does it for me. Those big breath, deep sigh, wow moments. Those tiny pieces of time when you feel grounded and lifted and massive and minuscule all simultaneously. When you feel completely immersed and in awe of the world around you. When you feel really connected.

Humanity is complexly interwoven into many of the earth’s ecosystems. And yet, so often, we live as though we exist separately to the rest of...

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Sophie Pavelle: Walking the 300 mile South West Coast Path (for an MSc dissertation!)

Sophie Pavelle is an adventurous zoologist and science communicator, passionate about sharing the wonders of nature with a wide audience, in an informal way. Since her trip in 2017 she's worked on various projects for the BBC as well as the Wildlife Trusts - and is still using social media as a way to share her passion for nature. Check out her website here, and Instagram here - for a beautiful stream of nature pics!

Sophie, tell us about your trip?!

In June 2017, I decided to ‘do...

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What I learnt from the Patagonia Adventure Activists - 8 key takeaways

When you find something that you can give some of your soul to, it’s the most fulfilling thing ever – Carmen Kuntz.

Patagonia’s Adventure Activists tour has travelled the country showcasing people who have paired their love of sport and adventure with environmental activism - trying to communicate big, gritty issues in a fun and meaningful way.

But what has adventure got to do with activism? Do we really need to drag these big environmental issues into EVERY single part of...

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Kendal Mountain Festival! 7 insights from Seonaid Lafferty, sustainability advisor for the festival

Welcome to our first Intrepid Blog! Instead of writing a nice, gentle, fluffy ‘Intro Blog’ we are going to launch right in and get talking about what’s happening this weekend – Kendal Mountain Festival. You may (let’s be honest, you HAVE) heard of this whopper in the adventure calendar. It has grown from a small film festival, into one of the most acclaimed outdoor gatherings the world has to offer. It is running from Thursday (yes, today!) to Sunday, and will be...

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