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 (on... - December 11, 2015
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 as... - November 28, 2015
A team of adventurers from Secret Compass successfully completed its expedition to cross Armenia’s southern highlands. - October 09, 2015
Expedition Company Secret Compass celebrates the return of two high-altitude expedition teams. - October 09, 2015
Adventure travel company, Secret Compass lead a world first attempt to cross Kyrgyzstan's Talas range on mountain bikes. - August 28, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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 like... - June 05, 2015
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
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 protects... - April 15, 2015
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 Kurdistan... - April 09, 2015
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 with... - April 01, 2015
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
Expedition company Secret Compass has launched a unique hunter-gather style expedition to Namibia's Kalahari desert. - February 25, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
Unusual expeditions and adventure destinations announced by UK-based expedition company, Secret Compass. - July 08, 2014
2014's Panama expedition departs this Saturday for an epic adventure exploring the Darien Gap. - March 12, 2014
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
Unprecedented interest in Iraqi Kurdistan. Second Secret Compass expedition to the Zagros mountains announced. - February 13, 2014
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 – and... - November 29, 2013
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 Adventure... - November 13, 2013
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, “This... - October 31, 2013
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 Compass,... - October 30, 2013
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 pioneered... - October 25, 2013
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
An intrepid trek through the Sudanese desert led by legendary desert explorer Michael Asher. - March 02, 2013
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
Team members wanted for pioneering expedition into the unexplored jungles of the Darien Gap in Central America. - January 09, 2013
Secret Compass announces 2013 portfolio of world first expeditions open to the public. - November 17, 2012
Exciting new expedition company launches 2013 portfolio of extreme adventures. - September 05, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 humanity.
The... - December 08, 2011
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