16 Adventure Hotspots for 2016

Expedition company Secret Compass has just finalized its 2016 destinations list, with ambitious plans to take its teams beyond the headlines in some of the world’s wildest places. New destinations include Gabon (in pack-rafts), Israel (on horseback) and Siberia’s remote Yamal Peninsula... - December 11, 2015

Iran Expedition Success: World-First Lut Desert Crossing

A pioneering Secret Compass expedition team has just become the first commercial team to trek across Iran’s remote Lut Desert (also known as the Dasht-e-Lut) from east to west. The Lut Desert is home to the hottest recorded point on the Earth’s surface and is currently being considered... - November 28, 2015

Armenian Adventurers’ Successful Return

A team of adventurers from Secret Compass successfully completed its expedition to cross Armenia’s southern highlands. - October 09, 2015

High-Altitude Afghanistan and Siberia Expeditions Return Triumphant

Expedition Company Secret Compass celebrates the return of two high-altitude expedition teams. - October 09, 2015

Kyrgyzstan: Two Week Countdown to World-First MTB Adventure

Adventure travel company, Secret Compass lead a world first attempt to cross Kyrgyzstan's Talas range on mountain bikes. - August 28, 2015

The Innocents Abroad: Literary Expedition on Horseback to Explore Mark Twain’s Holy Land

Secret Compass today launches the first ever horseback expedition to Israel to retrace Mark Twain’s 1867 route across the Holy Land as described in his 1869 book ‘The Innocents Abroad’. - August 26, 2015

Kamchatka: Secret Compass' "Bear Essentials"

In honour of Secret Compass's expedition to remote Kamchatka, the adventure company has put together its "bear essentials" for travelling to this volcanic region of Siberia. A last true wilderness and home to the highest concentration of brown bears in the world. - July 24, 2015

The "Afghanistan Top Ten" from Secret Compass

In celebration of Secret Compass' upcoming expedition to Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor, the adventure travel company reveals its Afghanistan "Top Ten." Featuring interesting tales and good news from the region, it will inspire adventurers to visit this remote, wild and hard-to-access corner of the world. - July 22, 2015

Ethiopia MTB Expedition Celebrated with New Short Film

New short film, "Team Members Talk," marks the countdown to Secret Compass’ expedition to mountain bike Ethiopia this October. Hear from previous team members talking about what a Secret Compass expedition is really like and what to expect on one of their trips. - July 11, 2015

MTB World-First: Expedition to Traverse Kyrgyzstan’s Talas Mountains Looms

This September a team of mountain bike (MTB) enthusiasts will attempt a world-first attempt traverse of Kyrgyzstan’s Talas Mountains led by adventure travel company Secret Compass. - June 12, 2015

Reindeer Migration with Siberia’s Nenets Nomads: New 2016 Expedition Launched

Expedition company Secret Compass this week launches a new adventure: a rare opportunity to join Siberia’s nomadic Nenets herders as they migrate their reindeer across a frozen gulf in the Arctic Circle in March 2016. Tom Bodkin, director of Secret Compass, said, “In remote regions... - June 05, 2015

Kamchatka Expedition to Explore Planet’s Most Active Volcanoes

Expedition company Secret Compass is sending a team of amateur adventurers to explore and summit some of Eurasia's highest volcanoes this August, in one of the world's last remaining pristine wildernesses. - April 16, 2015

Afghanistan Expedition Team to Explore New Wakhan National Park

This July, a Secret Compass expedition team will explore Afghanistan’s new National Park in the remote and wild Wakhan Corridor. The park celebrates its first anniversary this month. At a million hectares (4,200 square miles), the National Park is 25% larger that Yosemite in the States. It... - April 15, 2015

The 2015 Adventure Hotlist from Secret Compass Expeditions

Expedition company Secret Compass has finalised its expedition list for late 2015 with new destinations, world-firsts, minimalist adventures and ambitious MTB exploration featuring strongly. Tom Bodkin, director of Secret Compass, said, “Though our iconic adventures to Afghanistan and to... - April 09, 2015

Expedition to Summit Burma’s Highest Peak Launched by Secret Compass

A team expedition to summit Burma’s highest mountain begins this October, led by pioneering adventure travel company, Secret Compass. Mount Saramati (3,826m) is also the highest peak on mainland South East Asia. The team will explore the remote Sagaing region in north-west Burma, staying... - April 01, 2015

Count Down to World-First Everest Challenge in Verbier

The count down to the Everest in the Alps challenge has begun. There is just a week to go until the team will climb the 8,848m height of Everest on skis in four days to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity. - March 19, 2015

Namibia: Hunter-Gatherer Expedition Launched with the San Bushmen

Expedition company Secret Compass has launched a unique hunter-gather style expedition to Namibia's Kalahari desert. - February 25, 2015

Coast-to-Coast Expedition to Summit Madagascar’s Highest Mountain

In May 2015, a Secret Compass expedition team will attempt a coast-to-coast crossing of Madagascar, summiting the island’s highest peak Mount Maromokotro (2,876m) en route. - January 09, 2015

Expedition Team to Plunge Into Panama’s Notorious Darien Jungles

This spring (06/04/2015), a team of amateur adventurers will attempt to cross Panama’s notorious Darien Gap jungle on foot, led by expedition company Secret Compass. - January 08, 2015

"Everest" to be Scaled in Verbier

World-first charity challenge launched to scale the hight of Everest in the Swiss Alps in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity. - November 27, 2014

Exploring the 8th Continent: Record-Breaking Madagascar Expedition Returns

Adventure company Secret Compass has launched its 2015 Mountains and Rivers expedition to Madagascar. So unique that some refer to it as the 8th continent, 90% of the island’s species are found no where else on earth. - October 25, 2014

Secret Compass Helps Jägermeister Stage World First

World first: Jagermeister’s Ice Cold Gig 2014 has just achieved a world first by putting a band on an iceberg. Secret Compass helped behind the scenes. - October 17, 2014

"Top Ten Epic Adventures" Announced by Expedition Experts Secret Compass

Unusual expeditions and adventure destinations announced by UK-based expedition company, Secret Compass. - July 08, 2014

A Sunday Times Top 10 Wild Adventure Begins in Panama This Week with Secret Compass

2014's Panama expedition departs this Saturday for an epic adventure exploring the Darien Gap. - March 12, 2014

"Florence and the (Walking) Machine": Monkey Joins Explorer's World-First Attempt to Walk the Nile

Pioneering explorer Levison Wood is nearly a quarter of the way through his epic journey up the Nile River, walking from source to sea. Temporarily joined by an abandoned baby vervet monkey, Lev continues his journey, fundraising for 4 charities. - February 22, 2014

Iraqi Kurdistan Outstrips Others as Adventure Travel Destination

Unprecedented interest in Iraqi Kurdistan. Second Secret Compass expedition to the Zagros mountains announced. - February 13, 2014

TV and Film Crews in High-Risk Locations Turn to Secret Compass

Filmmakers organising shoots in remote, wild and high-risk areas are increasingly turning to the expert support services of expedition and adventure travel company, Secret Compass. With its military background, Secret Compass is adept at planning projects in extreme climates and terrains –... - November 29, 2013

Two Epic Adventures and an MTB Talk Unveiled as Secret Compass Returns to London’s Adventure Travel Show

At January’s Adventure Travel Show at London’s Olympia, pioneering expedition company Secret Compass will launch two new MTB and trekking experiences into Ethiopia and the remote Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Secret Compass founder, Tom Bodkin, says: “London’s... - November 13, 2013

"Diamonds, Crocs and Coconuts": Descend Sierra Leone’s Unexplored Moa River with Secret Compass

In one of the first expeditions of its kind, Secret Compass will in February 2014 lead an international team across Sierra Leone to follow the Moa River from its inland border to the country’s Tribewanted eco-community on the Atlantic shore. Tom Bodkin, co-founder of Secret Compass, said,... - October 31, 2013

Iraqi Kurdistan – Pioneering Winter Adventure Unveiled by Secret Compass

With high-altitude adventure firmly on the radar thanks to the UK’s ski and snowboard shows this week, Secret Compass is adding its own mountaineering expedition to this winter’s offerings: a summit attempt on Iraq’s highest mountain, Mount Halgurd. Tom Bodkin is MD of Secret... - October 30, 2013

New Bradt Guide to World’s Newest Country: Visit South Sudan with Secret Compass in 2014

This month saw the publication of Bradt’s travel guide to the world’s newest country, South Sudan – and in February 2014 an intrepid team of adventurers will begin their exploration with Secret Compass to this fascinating country - "Lost Heart of Africa." Secret Compass... - October 25, 2013

UNESCO-Protected Yemen: Ambitious Summit Attempt on Socotra in Pirate Heartland

This October 30th 2013, an intrepid team of Secret Compass adventurers will head to the Yemeni island of Socotra on a pioneering expedition to summit the island’s highest peak, Mount Hajhir. - September 12, 2013

The Ultimate Desert Adventure with Michael Asher

An intrepid trek through the Sudanese desert led by legendary desert explorer Michael Asher. - March 02, 2013

Secret Compass Pushes the Boundaries of Adventure Sports

The global expeditionary company, Secret Compass, is pioneering adventure sport expeditions to some of the remotest locations on earth. From Madagascar to Afghanistan join them as they seek to push the boundaries of adventure sports. - February 28, 2013

Secret Compass Announces Most Ambitious Expedition Yet - a Daring Trek Into the Jungles of the Darien Gap

Team members wanted for pioneering expedition into the unexplored jungles of the Darien Gap in Central America. - January 09, 2013

Secret Compass Showcases the Ultimate in Adventure Travel

Secret Compass announces 2013 portfolio of world first expeditions open to the public. - November 17, 2012

Secret Compass Adventure Travel Company Pushing Boundaries

Exciting new expedition company launches 2013 portfolio of extreme adventures. - September 05, 2012

British Explorers Walk Across Madagascar in Three-Week Feat of Endurance

Last week a team of adventurers made history as they become the first team expedition to walk the entire width of Madagascar from the east coast to the west in a daunting three week feat of perseverance. - June 28, 2012

Team from Secret Compass Expeditions Successfully Complete World First Trek Across Madagascar

On 30 May 2012 a team from Secret Compass became the first people to walk from the east coast of Madagascar to the west, reaching the summit of the Island’s highest peak on the way. - June 02, 2012

World First Crossing of the Lost Rainforest of Mabu – Secret Compass Expedition to Mozambique

This September a team of intrepid adventurers will attempt a world first traverse of a lost rainforest; Mount Mabu, in Zambezia Province, Mozambique. - June 01, 2012

Team From Secret Compass Expeditions Aim to Cross Sumatra by Any Means

This August, a team of intrepid adventurers will attempt to cross the Indonesian island of Sumatra using a variety of human powered methods in a daunting three week feat of endurance. - May 31, 2012

Island Hopping the Hard Way: Walking Across Madagascar

This week a team of adventurers will attempt to become the first expedition to walk the entire width of Madagascar from the east coast to the west in a daunting three week feat of endurance. - May 12, 2012

UK Based Expedition Outfitters to Attempt a Crossing of Europe's Largest Glacier

A UK based expedition outfitter has announced plans to make one of the first commercial crossings of Europe’s largest glacier, the famous Vatnajokull ice cap in Iceland. - April 29, 2012

Team Attempts to Walk Across Madagascar

In May 2012 a team is attempting to walk across the world’s fourth largest island, in order to promote tourism in this impoverished nation. - March 30, 2012

Expedition to March on Magdala, Ethiopia, April 2012

In April 2012 a team from Secret Compass will mount an expedition retracing the footsteps of a unique chapter in the British Empire’s foray into wildest Africa: The March on Magdala; through the spectacular Amhara Highlands on the edge of the Great Rift Valley- the birthplace of... - December 08, 2011

Dive The Big 3: HMS Hermes, HMS Repulse, HMS Prince of Wales Expedition 2012

In April 2012 a team of technical divers from Secret Compass will set off on a pioneering expedition to link the three most significant wrecks of World War Two in South Asia, HMS Hermes, HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales. - November 04, 2011

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