With enthralling and inspirational stories ranging from Jose Mijares and his 67 day 1,200km arctic Lapland traverse to Stage 2 of Tim Pickering's G4 Challenge, Sidetracked Edition 7 has something for adventure travellers of all disciplines. Russ Malkin, TV Producer and Director, describes his experiences filming The Long Way Round with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman in Mongolia. David Hine goes packrafting in Scotland and Gunter Desmedt takes on remote bikepacking in the High Atlas. There's climbing in frigid Iraqi mountains (and some trouble with the locals) and the Longhope in Orkney; and Remote River Man Kevin Casey is adrift in Guyana. And that's just to pick out some highlights.
In Sidetracked: Behind the Scenes, the first two Sidetracked Guides are launched - Adventure Photography Part 1, by Jamie Maddison and Planning a Long Distance Trek Part 1 by me. There's more to come too - but you'll have to wait for that. The compelling Sidetracked Guide series will grow over time to cover every aspect of expedition and adventure travel - written by Jamie Maddison and myself, with some guest expert contributors and breathtaking photography, we hope the SG series will eventually become one of your first ports of call for advice, specialist knowledge and the latest thoughts on adventure travel.
Sidetracked goes from strength to strength and the line-up for Edition 8 is already being determined alongside Part 2 of Adventure Photography and Part 2 of Planning a Long Distance Trek Behind the Scenes. I can't say much of course but I can tell you that some epic bikepacking odysseys will feature. I'm also about to complete an Alpine Hut to Hut Sidetracked Guide which you'll be able to read shortly. There'll be some Inspirational destinations featuring imminently as well as some irresistible interviews with people you'll recognise very well.
Jamie Maddison heads off to Mongolia tomorrow with Matt Traver for 5 weeks preparing for his 6 month Eurasian expedition, One Steppe Ahead, taking with him some interesting gear you'll be hearing all about on his return, including some night-vision kit from National Geographic!
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