Firepot fuels Big Red Nose Day Challenge
Emma Willis, Oti Mabuse and Rylan Clark attempt to trek to the summit of the mighty Cairn Gorm in Scotland to raise money for this year’s Red Nose Day #fuelledbyfirepot. Watch the full clip on iPlayer (we are at 24 minutes in).
Canoeing the Scottish Highlands
Martyn Disley has returned from a 130km canoe trip through the Highlands, fuelled by Firepot's extra-large servings. Starting from the Erskine Bridge on the Clyde, he paddled his way north through lochs and via portage to reach Stirling, where conditions in the Forth curtailed further progress.
Beyond the Ultimate Ice Ultra
Devon-based ultrarunner, Andrew Morris, is preparing to undertake his ninth extreme ultra event. Having last used Firepot's weight-saving pouches at the Marathon des Sables, he will now cover 160 miles in the Arctic Circle at the BTU Ice Ultra.
Microadventures in the Lakes
800m up in the Lake District, @tattsandtreks set up camp above Buttermere. They walked the perimeter of the lake, paying a visit to the slate mines and Scale Force waterfall before heading back to Doncaster — a hearty January microadventure.
In Search of Winter
Explorer Lucy Shepherd joined Charlie Smith and Siggi Bjarni in Iceland with 66North°. In the depths of winter, the team ascended into the wilderness, exploring an unspoilt ice cave and scaling the peak above it under the ethereal light of the aurora.
Mr Beast in Antarctica
The world's most subscribed individual on YouTube (with 128m followers) survives 50 hours in Antarctica with the help of a few warming Firepot meals.
Running the West Highland Way
Dorset-local Will Robinson is in Scotland having completed the 154km West Highland Way. Aiming to run the route in 3 days, he used Firepot's compostable pouches to ensure he did the challenge without any single-use plastic in his pack.
The Last Great First (update)
440 Firepot meals have found their way to Punta Arenas to be repacked into pulks to start their 2023km journey across Antarctica.
Deal to Brighton for refugees
Geoff Minter is walking from Deal to Brighton, helping to raise vital funds for the Kent Refugee Action Network, an organisation that supports young refugees. His route covers 112 miles: a total of five days hiking and wild camping.
Tors for Change
School-leaver, Kai James has just finished a 270 mile solo hike through Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks to raise funds for survivors of sexual assault. He climbed 130 tors in two weeks.
Atlas Mountain Race 2022
Katie-Jane L'Herpiniere sets off this weekend to compete in the gruelling Atlas Mountain Race. Cycling 1,200km through Morocco's rocky landscape, competitors can expect to climb around 24,000m over challenging terrain. Keep up with Katie's progress here.
Conquering the Cape Wrath Trail
Every year, a handful of Firepot customers tackle the ~450km great Cape Wrath Trail. Over the course of September, writer and videographer, Andy Wasley, is making a second attempt at the route following an injury in 2019.
Ride the Spine
In September, ex-professional rugby player, Chris Knight, bikepacked 230 miles down the ‘spine’ of Wales with two friends. Starting on an ancient Roman road in the north, they cycled over Snowdon, Cadair Idris, and Pen-y-Fan, through Welsh slate mines, and National Parks down to Worms Head on the south coast. They clocked an impressive 20,000ft of ascent in six days.
'Where we're going, we don't need roads'
Supported by the Sidetracked Magazine Adventure Fund, climbers Jennifer Roberts, Julie Baum, Helen Knott and Rachael Gatehouse are mid-way through an expedition to Kyrgyzstan's Pamir Mountains, mapping terrain and completing a series of first ascents in the relatively unexplored Kaska Suu valley.
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