Culture & Pioneers

David Fairchild: Food Explorer

David Fairchild: Food Explorer

8 min read

The unsung globetrotting botanist who introduced everything from avocados to quinoa to the West; revolutionising modern diets and changing the way we eat.

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WildBounds Must Read: Breath | WildBounds

This is the Best Book Ever Written About Surfing

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Australian novelist Tim Winton's 'Breath' is a masterful exploration of big wave surfing and nature’s destructive and beautiful power that still tops the pantheon of all-time great surfing books.

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Climbing Legend: Chris Bonington | WildBounds

Chris Bonington: Mountain Legend

6 min read

A look back at the storied career of Sir Chris Bonington, Britain's greatest living mountaineer, revealing that behind all the victories and losses, all the highs and lows, there is one simple essence: a man who just loves to climb.

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‘Stravaigin’ In The Cairngorms | The Story of Nan Shepherd

‘Stravaigin’ In The Cairngorms | The Story of Nan Shepherd

5 min read

Humble, contemplative and courageous, Nan Shepherd was a Scottish walker, writer and poet who reminds us of our place in the hills.

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Conquering Fear on the In Pinn | WildBounds

Conquering Fear on the In Pinn

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Adventurer, outdoor journalist and blogger Fiona Russell reveals how she conquered her greatest fear on Skye’s most perilous summit – the Inaccessible Pinnacle in the Black Cuillin.

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Ireland to India on a Bike | The Story of Dervla Murphy

Ireland to India on a Bike | The Story of Dervla Murphy

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Irish writer and adventurer Dervla Murphy was the original bikepacker – a pioneering lone female traveller who inspired a generation through her ‘full tilt’ approach to life.

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The First Human Powered Circumnavigation of the Globe | Part 2

The First Human Powered Circumnavigation of the Globe | Part 2

14 min read

Having cycled from London to Lagos, crossed the Atlantic in a pedal boat and traversed America on rollerblades, Jason Lewis tackles the next leg of his life-defining journey: the vast Pacific Ocean.

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The First Human Powered Circumnavigation of the Globe | Part 1

The First Human Powered Circumnavigation of the Globe | Part 1

10 min read

In July 1994, Jason Lewis set off on the world’s first human powered circumnavigation of the globe. It was meant to take 3 years. It took 13 and proved a life-changing journey.

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Roald Amundsen Revisited

Roald Amundsen Revisited

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The first man to reach the South Pole, Amundsen is often seen as humourless and unsympathetic. But these are just facets of a uniquely complicated character – and a key part of what made him so extraordinary, writes Joly Braime.

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Forgotten XIII: The Roots of Modern Rugby | wildbounds

Forgotten XIII: The Roots of Modern Rugby

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In 1871, a group of clubs came together to agree the rules of rugby, becoming founding members of the Rugby Football Union. There were 21 clubs in total – 8 of whom are still active. But what about the rest?

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Stoke City, Wolves, Sunderland and the Birth of US Pro Soccer | WildBounds

Stoke City, Wolves, Sunderland and the Birth of US Pro Soccer

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In the summer of 1967, a handful of English Football League clubs headed to the US and adopted unfamiliar alter egos to play in the inaugural season of the United Soccer Association Championship

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Words To Live By: 12 Inspirational Outdoor Quotes | WildBounds

Words To Live By: 12 Inspirational Outdoor Quotes

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A dozen moving and motivational life lessons from the outdoor greats, drawn from the work of best-loved writers from John Muir and Henry David Thoreau to Robert Macfarlane and Cheryl Strayed

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