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Trekking Home to Zurich

By Connie Allen Travel local and experience the awesomeness of what is on your doorstep has definitely been the theme of hiking and adventure travel in 2020. It has been so inspiring to see the friends I’ve made on travels around the world show casing the best of their home country in social-distancing friendly tours in epic road trips, bicycle tours, climbing adventures and so on. So, we packed up…

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Van Life with Chaz Powell

I've been travelling the world now for around 16 years, and the more I’ve travelled and explored, the further I’ve pushed myself into wilder and more remote areas. My most recent journeys have mainly consisted of walking the length of some of Africa's wildest rivers: The Zambezi, The Gambia and The Mangoky. When I return to the UK from my explorations, I find myself gravitating towards a simple life in…

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Galapagos Conservation Trust: Where Is Hope The Whale Shark?

Hope the Whale Shark fitted with a device to her dorsal fin © Galapagos Whale Shark Project - By Jennifer Carew Our partners, Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT), support vital conservation work, including monitoring species such as Whale Sharks. In the last 75 years, data suggests that the population of the Whale Shark has decreased by 50%, which highlights the need to find out more about this vulnerable species to save…

The Pip Edit – Behind the Scenes with Pip Stewart

What REALLY happened behind the scenes on Craghoppers Autumn/Winter shoot As I quickly stripped off behind a bush on a chilly Autumn day I chuckled to myself. I was with some of the Craghoppers team (they weren’t with me behind the bush at the time) shooting for their new Autumn/Winter collection. I was tickled because if anyone had seen me at that precise moment, disheveled hair, bra clad, alone, numerous…

Saving The Survivors – By Dr. Johan Marais

Ambassador Johan Marais has been a qualified veterinary surgeon for over two decades. He grew up in Etosha, Namibia and on the Highveld of South Africa before becoming a qualified veterinary surgeon in 1991. From then, Johan spent years in equine racing, before being a senior lecturer, then later head of the Equine Clinic in Pretoria. Johan has been the president for both the South African Equine Veterinary Association and…

10 Reasons To Choose DofE

Discover 10 Reasons to Choose DofE, by Lucy Grayston. Written by Craghoppers Ambassador, Lucy Grayston with the help of her mum, Shell. The DofE is an award for youngsters and consists of four sections: volunteering, skills, physical and an expedition. The length of time it takes to achieve the award depends on the level you are completing. The Bronze award takes around six months, whereas the Gold Award takes approximately…

What does a teenager like to wear on a DofE expedition?

Craghoppers Ambassador, Lucy Grayston, recommends her favourite pieces to take on a DofE expedition. As a teenager, I'm quite fussy with what I wear. I still want to look fashionable, especially amongst my friends on my DofE expedition. At the same time, I need functional gear that's going to help me handle whatever the Great British weather and environment have in store for me on my expedition. These are two…

Visions of Africa

Visions of Africa is an exhibition composed of the latest works of renowned photojournalist, explorer, and Craghoppers ambassador, Levison Wood. Acclaimed wildlife sculptor, Rosamond Lloyd, will also be exhibiting in support of the conservation charity, Tusk Trust, and the exhibition will be taking place at La Galleria, Pall Mall, from 6th – 12th December. The exhibition will show striking images from Wood’s four month journey and adventure through Africa, in…

Monday Motivation

Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Be cool! No matter which kind of a photographer you are, first of all, you are a photographer and the purpose of your trip is clear. Forget everything, just focus on your business, in short, light and composition! Read more about our ambassador here.

Monday Motivation

Practical Suggestions for Travelling Photographers – Faruk Akbas Keep the range wide! Widen your photo portfolio by including the venues. This diversity will enrich your narration while contributing to your knowledge. Architectural details, colourful walls, pictures, lines, shapes and texts give you information about the region. During in-vehicle journeys, you can do it from where you are. All you have to do is keep the shutter speed high and be prepared. Read…