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.
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.
The Last Great First
Gareth Andrews and Richard Stephenson are making final preparations ahead of their journey to Antarctica in November. They will attempt to be the first unsupported expedition to cross the continent, coast-to-coast.
Attempting a first ascent in Pakistan's remote Gasherbrum peaks
Tom Livingstone and Slovenian climbing partner, Aleš Česen will spend two months on the Baltoro glacier. Their goal is to attempt a first ascent up Gasherbrum 3 (the highest mountain under 8,000m in the world): a technical climb at high altitude.
Customers from across Europe and the US are relying on Firepot to help them tackle the epic Silk Road Mountain Race, now in its third year. Among them will be Harry Whiles, founder of the Dorset Divide.
Photographer Scott Clarence braved Scotland's midges on a solo wild camp at the top of Sgurr Na Stri on the Isle of Skye. Five miles from the nearest road with a steep pathless ascent to the summit, he enjoyed views of Cuillin Ridge, and kayakers on Loch Coruisk before he put down his camera for the evening.
A fifth year at the Marathon des Sables
We offer all competitors of the MDS a custom-packing option to help keep weight to an absolute minimum. Jonny Mortimer-Hendry, an ex-paratrooper who served in Afghanistan, is running this year's race in a 10kg protective vest to raise money for the regiment.
The Gaucho Derby
Dorset local, Anna Boden, comes away from the inaugural Gaucho Derby triumphant after a 10-day, 500km-long race through remote Patagonia on horseback.
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