Humans have always been explorers in one form or another, but some are more prone to finding new places than other, it now appears. Scientists now believe that there is possibly a gene that means that some of us are more programmed to be explorers than the rest of the population.
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Food is a huge part of a country’s culture, and is always a key element in what you will take away from a place. One familiar dish that is found in many countries worldwide, but in very different formats unique to the tastes and history of each country, is the humble pancake.
Chris Scott is considered the man in the know when it comes to adventure travel in the Sahara desert, and with over 30 expeditions under his belt since 1982, it’s no mystery as to why. Motorcycle, taxi, camel caravan, 4WD, Mercedes saloon…he’s done it all and that’s why his books are considered bibles for anyone pursuing similar adventures. Into The Wild caught up with Chris to find out what brings him back to the Sahara and what his adventures are all about…
Is there enough adventure in your life? James Ketchell is on a mission to inspire people to be more adventurous by setting and achieving difficult goals, as well as raising awareness for the ELIFAR Foundation. His Pushing Limits project will take him rowing across the Atlantic (again), climbing to the top of Mt Everest (again) and cycling around the world.
Today we speak to Adam Brown, Project Coordinator on Frontier's Tanzania Wildlife Tracking and Community Adventure project. He tells us what volunteers can expect from the project, what camp life is like and why it's a great place to spend some time abroad.
Warning! Jealousy inducing interview and pictures to follow. This instalment sees Into The Wild catch up with expedition seakayaker and film maker Justine Curgenven who founded and runs Cackle TV, and creator of highly acclaimed seakayaking DVD series 'This is the Sea'. Justine regularly completes seakayaking expeditions around the globe, as well as giving talks at explorer and adventure travel shows around the country.
In this new feature, we'll be bringing you one interesting and inspirational talk courtesy of TED every month. TED is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to Ideas Worth Spreading. TEDtalks was initially designed to share the work of the organisation online, and has gained in popularity massively due to the their broad range of engaging content as well as the inspirational speakers themselves.
Today Into the Wild is bringing you some amazing travel and nature videos. These vids really put the camera skills on show to deliver top notch footage.
Lucy Irvine epitomises the kind of adventurous spirit that we love here on Into the Wild. Reaching celebrity status back in the 1980's after her incredible story was made into a Hollywood film, Lucy continues to live life the way she likes it best...isolated and truly happy. Today, Into the Wild speaks to Lucy about her extraodinary past, her fulfilling present, and her exciting plans for the future - something you could play a significant role in yourself.
Mark Wood considers himself an ordinary guy, but his current situation is about as far from normal as you can get. Mark has completed part one of his attempt to be the first person in history to ski solo – unsupported and unaided, to both the South Geographic and the North Geographic Pole’s consecutively.
Adventurer Dave Cornthwaite is one hell of a guy. With numerous unbelievable records already to his name, Dave is 4 challenges into his life-time ambition of completing 25 separate journeys of at least 1000 miles using different non-motorised transport for each one. Along the way he’s hoping to raise £1 million for charity and ‘encourage people to look after their own little corner of the planet by thinking big, staying healthy and smiling as much as possible.’
We’re taking you all over the world this week on Into the Wild, looking at some of the most amazing journeys and adventures out there. Today we profile several of the most adventurous, daring and incredible athletes out there, who have put their lives on the line to push the boundaries of what humans can achieve.