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

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.

Meet the adventurer: conservationist Kristine Tompkins on reviving the wilds of Chile and Argentina

The business mogul-turned-environmental leader has been instrumental in the establishment of 13 new national parks and numerous rewilding projects across South America's Southern Cone including, most recently, returning jaguars to the Iberá Wetlands. She discusses her work with Tompkins Conservation and her passion for exploring the region.

Meet the adventurer: Mark Beaumont on record-breaking cycling journeys and what he plans to do next

The Scottish endurance athlete has spent more than a decade pedalling his way to new world records, including the fastest journey around the world on a bike. Here, he talks about the secret to long-distance expeditions and his new book, Endurance.

Meet the adventurer: mountaineer Vanessa O'Brien on her record-breaking climbs

The British-American explorer discusses conquering the Earth’s highest peaks and her voyage into Challenger Deep, the world’s deepest ocean trench.

Meet the adventurer: veteran explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison on surviving Covid-19 and taking on new challenges

The octogenarian co-founder of human rights organisation Survival International discusses how he narrowly beat Covid-19 — a recovery that culminated in summiting Cornwall’s highest mountain and raising £100,000 for the hospital that saved his life.

Meet the adventurers: award-winning wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert

As part of National Geographic’s Big Cat Week we catch up with the filmmakers to discuss the state of the world’s big cats and learn how Jade Eyed Leopard — their latest film — aims to galvanise audiences to help safeguard the future of Africa’s wildlife.

Meet the adventurer: Reza Pakravan on crossing Africa’s Sahelian belt, from Senegal to Somalia

British explorer Reza Pakravan is the first person in modern history to travel the width of Africa via the Sahel, the semi-arid zone south of the Sahara Desert. His Amazon series, The World’s Most Dangerous Borders, launched in 2020. Here, he discusses endurance, mental health and documenting the lives of indigenous people.

Meet the adventurer: hiking advocate Jenny Bruso on making the outdoors accessible to all

The US-based founder of Unlikely Hikers tells the story behind the inclusive community she created, and why opening up access to the outdoors is more important than challenging perceptions.

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.

Meet the adventurer: ice freediver Kiki Bosch on the transformative power of the ocean

Dutch diver Kiki Bosch plunges to extreme depths in the world’s coldest waters as a form of therapy, helping her to deal with the trauma of sexual assault. Now her story is revealed in the award-winning documentary, Descent (2020).

Meet the adventurer: Jessica Nabongo on the lessons learnt from visiting 195 countries

In October 2019, travel entrepreneur and photographer Jessica Nabongo became the first documented black woman to visit all 195 UN member states, travelling to 89 countries solo. She talked to us about extreme destinations and new adventures.

Meet the adventurer: Jenny Tough on the solo expeditions that changed her life

We caught up with the globetrotting endurance athlete — currently on a solo mission to run across a mountain range on every continent — who spoke to us about positive thinking, her most challenging moment and the lessons that helped her survive lockdown.

Meet the adventurer: Mike Horn on risk, polar challenges and caring for the planet

South African-born Mike Horn is a renowned professional explorer and climate change activist, whose latest adventure saw him circumnavigate the globe via the North and South Poles — with millions watching live from home.

Meet the adventurer: Mario Rigby on serendipity, sustainability and celebrating difference

Modern-day explorer and travel personality Mario Rigby spent more than two years walking across Africa. We talk to him about his expedition, as well as his keen advocacy for a more diverse, eco-conscious travel landscape.

Meet the adventurer: Steve Smith on space and perseverance

With space tourism slowly becoming a reality, we speak to the astronaut about his experiences in space and how they’ve changed his outlook.

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