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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.

Discovering the rock churches of Ethiopia's Gheralta Mountains

In Ethiopia’s northernmost region, the precipitous Gheralta Mountains are a formidable frontier. But hewn into them are ancient, inaccessible churches that make a challenging ascent all the more rewarding.

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