Dispatch 9 / November 22, 2014

Breaking Down: Escape from the Jungle

[Words: Emily Harrington] We sat huddled together next to a tiny fire under a bamboo shed in the middle of the jungle. Our group consisted of Renan and Cory, one motorbike driver, and an old woman, whose home I’d presumed we were taking refuge in. She was cooking rice over the fire; we were trying to …

About Myanmar

In the northern reaches of Myanmar, two of the most remote and dangerous high-altitude peaks on the planet stretch into the sky. Hkakabo Razi and its neighbor Gamlang Razi both measure more than 5,800 meters …

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Renowned British ultra runner and The North Face athlete Jez Bragg began an expedition that will take all of his mental and physical energy for the next 50 days: a nearly 2,000-mile run the length of New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail. The Te Araroa Trail (1898 miles/3054km) opened in December 2011 and runs the full length of New Zealand …