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NEWS, VIEWS, AND THE CHANNELLED MUSE

By Martin
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1 month ago

About to depart on a 3 week bikepacking recce of a pinnacle I’ve been dreaming about for years, I disover that an Indonesian team has just made the first ascent, throwing my plans into chaos. What now?
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By Martin
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4 months ago

The man in the photograph above is Pak Zung Adjang. He lived in the Dayak village of Long Setulang, Kalimantan, where he once served as the village Head of Culture (Kepala Adat). He died recently, aged 78.

With him died a unique part of an …
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By Martin
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4 months ago

A couple of years ago I was developing a semi-commercial expedition in partnership with Falmouth University and the Heart of Borneo Project, organised through my social enterprise Beyond Exploration. The expedition was the first Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition to Borneo – the Borneo RAVE …
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By Martin
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1 year ago

Two big announcements were made in the world of natural history over the past week. One will have barely registered while the other will be hyped for the next 2 months. One is a report. The other is a TV show. Guess which one is going to get the atte
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By Martin
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1 year ago

Every November the Royal Geographical Society hosts the most inspiring and exciting event of the year: Explore – the expedition and fieldwork planning weekend
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By Martin
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1 year ago

We’re taught to be afraid of failure in this country, something that is the cause of lot of anxiety and missed potential. Personally, I’ve always liked the line that if you don’t fail from time to time, you’re not trying hard enough.
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