Meet the adventurer: Paralympic cyclist Steve Bate on crossing Africa in the quest for a new world record

Having become the first person with visual impairment to scale El Capitan, Steve Bate is no stranger to adventure. The Tokyo Paralympic Games are but one challenge on his horizon — in 2022, he aims to smash the world record for biking across Africa.

Life on the longest river: sailing 140 miles along the Nile

To see Egypt from the Nile is an iconic journey. The banks of the world’s longest waterway are home to much of the country’s population, where ancient tombs are still being discovered and day-to-day life depends on its ebb and flow.

Photo gallery: Life on the longest river

To see Egypt from the Nile is an iconic journey.  The banks of the world’s longest waterway are home to much of The Country’s population, where ancient tombs are still being discovered and day-to-day life depends on its ebb and flow.

Egypt: Smooth sailing

We glide listlessly, aside for a gentle about-turn each time we approach the river's banks. A smooth pirouette, and we catch the wind again, slowly zigzagging our way northward

Fasting in Egypt

Fasting in Egypt's Sinai Desert proves a journey of self-discovery

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