Meet the adventurer: Mark Synnott on climbing Everest’s North Face to solve a 100-year-old mystery

The veteran American climber discusses the lessons learnt from his pioneering and remote expeditions, including his 2019 mission to solve a century-old mystery on Everest’s North Face, now the subject of his latest book.

Meet the adventurer: Team GB’s Shauna Coxsey on the UK’s top climbing spots

Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games taking place this summer, we speak to Shauna Coxsey, Britain’s most successful competitive climber, about the UK’s best climbing spots, how she trains and what’s next for her after the Games.

Six of the best spots for rock climbing and bouldering in the south of England

Set to feature as an Olympic sport for the first time ever in Tokyo later this summer, the popularity of climbing is reaching new heights. Keen to get involved? We recommend six of the best outdoor landscapes in Southern England to scramble over.
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How to tackle Mount Akagi, Japan's wildest volcano

Mount Akagi is just two hours from Tokyo, and its sheer size means there are many ways to tackle it. Whether you scale its crater or stick to the foothills, here’s what to expect from one of Japan’s biggest volcanoes.
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How to explore northern Oman’s most famous sites, from Muscat to the remote Musandam Peninsula

From natural to man-made, Oman has a host of spectacular sites including ancient forts, enormous mosques, and its very own Grand Canyon. This ten-day itinerary includes many of the country’s must-visit attractions.
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Meet Ariane Stäubli, the mountaineer conquering Switzerland’s greatest peaks

One of Switzerland’s youngest female mountaineers, Ariane Stäubli talks overcoming obstacles, active adventures in off-the-beaten-track regions, and her favourite getaways — from her hometown of Lenk to buzzy Zurich.
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A guide to exploring Oman’s monumental mountain scenery

This is a country where mountains, valleys and canyons combine to create fierce, monumental scenery. Read on for our pick of the top ways to tackle the peaks, from rock climbing on sea cliffs to abseiling hidden waterways.

Meet the adventurer: mountaineer Rebecca Stephens on conquering Everest

Rebecca Stephens became the first British woman to climb Everest on 17 May 1993 and was subsequently awarded an MBE. The following year she went on to become the first British woman to scale the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent.
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From cities to summits: how to explore Switzerland’s nature in Basel, Zurich, Geneva and Lugano

Few countries stride so effortlessly between the urban and the outdoors as Switzerland. Here's how to experience the best of both worlds, starting in four of the country’s most iconic cities.
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Head to Kanto to experience Japan at it's most spiritual

Lying in Mount Fuji’s mighty shadow, Kanto and its forests, mountain springs and ancient shrines have long known the footfall of pilgrims. Despite being a stone’s throw from Tokyo, the region is a world away from the frenetic, neon-lit capital.  
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Into Oman's Hajar mountains: Meet the climber Hamid Alshabnooti

Climbing and canyoning instructor Hamid finds happiness in the mountains, where russet red peaks rise skywards, and views stretch out across vast oceans of sand.

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