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Scott Howes, a travel & adventure photographer has been hiking through Laguna De Los Tres, Patagonia to capture it's natural beauty for his Youtube channel. Adventures fuelled by Firepot.
Side 2 Side
To raise funds for Parkinson's UK, Stephanie Cooke intends to solo walk coast to coast across the widest part of England – from Land’s End, the most Western point, to Ness Point, the most Eastern point. Covering 520 miles and walking at least 17 miles for 30 days. Find out more here.
Highland Fling 53-mile Ultra Marathon
Paul Barr is competing in this gruelling ultra to raise funds for the Tayside Mountain Rescue Team. This is a point-to-point race along the southern section of the West Highland Way. The route follows “The Way” along Loch Lomond & through the Trossachs National Park from Milgavie to Tyndrum. Check out his fundraising page here.
Wilderness with Simon Reeve
British broadcaster Simon Reeve is back from his latest expeditions to the Congo, Patagonia, the western Pacific, and Africa's Kalahari desert in search of our planet's last remaining wildernesses. He headed to the remotest parts of the earth equipped with 50 custom-made Firepot meals for his journey. Watch the series on BBC iPlayer.
Cycle to Paris... on a Beryl Bike
World record-holding stand-up paddleboarder and Dorset local, Dave Haze has just made it to Paris after a 250km / 33-hour carbon-neutral adventure, in temperatures of -4C... on a Beryl Bike. Similar to the capital's 'Boris bikes', these weigh in at 20kg each, with just three gears. He was raising money for mental health charity, Mind.
The Strathpuffer race is a gnarly 24h mountain bike race in the Contin Forest, on the edge of the Scottish Highlands. It's the world's only race of its kind in winter conditions, with 17 hours of darkness. The course is made up of 12.5km laps, and has a reputation for being one of the toughest MTB events in the world. With strong representation from Alpkit staff this year, the Betws-y-coed store put forward a mens' team of two and a womens' team of four, all fuelled by Firepot.
Former marines Alan Chambers and Dave Thomas have arrived at the South Pole after 58-days on the ice. Up against mixed weather, days of zero visibility, soft snow, and -40 degree headwinds, Alan and Dave clocked up to 28km/day on a sledge full of Firepot meals, bolstered with extra veg from our Dorset kitchen. They have been collecting important snow samples for Columbus University to research how airborne nanoplastics are affecting the remotest parts of our planet. Dave turned 68 last month, making him the oldest person to ski across Antarctica, unsupported.
World-first base jump from Mt Kenya
This year, base jumper Marc Lambert spent Christmas 4,900m up Nelion Peak, the second highest peak on Mount Kenya. Taking 21 Firepot meals with them, Marc's climbing partner squirrel-suited down, while he made the first ever base-jump from the top. Marc was one of the first people to approach us for support back in 2017, with an exciting calendar of fund-raising and pro-environmental challenges, which took him from Scotland to Costa Rica.
Caving in Northern Peru
Prof. Peter Talling is recently returned from a successful trip to Northern Peru, fuelled by Firepot. He was there to explore the deep cave systems on a high plateau - an area with world class potential and record depths.
Image credit: Mike Futrell
North West Passage Expedition
Leven Brown and his crew have set off from Baffin Island to row 2,500 miles through the North-West Passage in a single season: the last great 'first' in ocean rowing. An expedition steeped in history, they have with them a descendent of Sir John Franklin and have recently taken shelter at Fort Ross, an old trading outpost visited by explorers of the past. Read more about the expedition here.
Finding Connection in the Highlands: The St Columba Way
Fareways is a mental health project which focuses on wellbeing by undertaking journeys on foot and horse-back. This summer, in collaboration with The British Pilgrimage Trust and The Big Hoof, over 40 participants from 8-69 years old travelled the St Columba’s Way on foot, by bike, or on horseback from St Andrews in Scotland to Iona. They kept a stash of Firepot meals with them for the nights they were wild camping. They were interviewed by the BBC.
In his latest solo adventure, British endurance runner, Jamie Ramsay, has been following the 'Haute Route' along the crest of the Pyrenees to the Atlantic Coast. While most people hiking the route complete it in 44 days, Jamie aims to finish in 18, meaning 40km days. No stranger to ultra-events, more challenging for Jamie will be the 42,000m in vertical ascent - 4.5x the height of Everest. He has chosen 24 Firepot meals to get him to the top of each peak.
Wild West Adventure
Ten veterans crossed the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Southern Colorado in July as part of the Invictus Games Foundation's ‘Wild West Adventure’. Their route took them up a 4,000m summit in the Rocky Mountains and across the tallest sand dune in North America. They carried all their kit, including extra-large Firepot meals, for seven days.
1000 miles on a paddleboard
Straight off the river from the mighty Yukon1000 race are stand-up paddleboarders Martin Rendle and Kim Foster. Forming one of just two teams from the UK to compete in this canoe race, which runs through the Canadian Arctic Circle and finishes in Alaska through some extremely remote territory, the two of them completed their course in 9 days, 7 hours and 27 minutes. They were interviewed by SUP FM about their race prep before they set off.
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