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The Film: Svalbard 78° North

Posted by on June 13th 2018 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Travel Tips & Advice

Svalbard, Adventure at the North Pole

Spitsbergen, Svalbard: certainly one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, better still, it's easily accessible from mainland Norway with daily commercial flights. Curious and intrepid visitors alike are able to view some of the most dazzling displays of Aurora Borealis that can be seen anywhere in the world.

During the Polar Night there is 24-hours darkness here, at only 650-miles south of the North Pole, the northern lights in Spitsbergen are...

Scandinavia's Happy Secret: Friluftsliv

Posted by on March 19th 2017 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia , Scotland, Travel Tips & Advice

Sandgrouse Travel, Nordic Outdoor, Sandgrouse Travel Event, Nordic Outdoor Event, Will Copestake Talk, Will Copestake Adventures
Friluftsliv! Be inspired and learn more about the Scandinavian outdoor lifestyle and how it can improve your own life. Join us on March 29th at the brand new Nordic Outdoor store in Glasgow.

Did you know that the Nordic countries hog the top ten world rankings for the most happy people? This amazing fact prompted us to wonder why? Beyond the superb infrastructures, great standards of living, pioneering social care systems and the secure and strong economies there is to us a much more obvious and ancient...

Buy your incredible experience now: Arctic Adventure with Will Copestake the 'UK Adventurer of the Year'

Posted by on November 28th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia

Buy your incredible experience now: Arctic Adventure with Will Copestake the 'UK Adventurer of the Year'
Join 'UK & Scotland Adventurer of the Year', Will Copestake in Arctic Svalbard. Book your 2017 adventure today and kayak at the top of the world with Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions  ***No previous experience required***

Every now and again in life an opportunity presents itself that should be grabbed with both hands. Our latest luxury adventure offering, which sees you on expedition in the high Arctic with some of the best guides in the world is one of those unique chances not to...

The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part Three: Expedition Logistics

Posted by on June 21st 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Kilimanjaro , Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Travel Tips & Advice

The Definitive Guide to Kilimanjaro Part Three: Expedition Logistics

For a successful ascent of Kilimanjaro you need a team who will work tirelessly for you to achieve your goal. Your success is our success and every aspect of the climb is meticulously planned and prepared for you. We genuinely want you to succeed as much as you do.

Behind the Scenes

Our aim is to get you to the summit and back down again with a big smile on your face. With that in mind you need to have an...

Real Travel Stories: 12,605ft Above Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Climbing the Aiguille du Midi

Posted by on September 2nd 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Europe, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club

Real Travel Stories: 12,605ft Above Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Climbing the Aiguille du Midi

"I think the word 'adventure' is really each our own to define' - Jonny Stage  

The Sandgrouse Explorers Club: High Altitude Cirque du Soleil on Mont Blanc  

Words by Jonny Stage. Pictures by Zsolt Kovacs.

The ultimate prize: 2m by 2m at 12,605ft above sea level or, rather, standing on top of the famous Aiguille du Midi with my friends. From here the alpine town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc on the valley floor looks more like it might if you were sat comfortably cruising on a passenger jet on your...

An Interview with Indian Ocean Rower and Author: James Adair

Posted by on July 22nd 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Interviews

An Interview with Indian Ocean Rower and Author: James Adair

"The nights were a nightmare, something akin to sitting in the pitch black on a broken rowing machine with buckets of salt water being thrown in your face every ten minutes" - James Adair, Indian Ocean Rower. 

We speak with a man who left his desk job in London to pursue his dream adventure by rowing from Australia to Mauritius. 

In March 2011 James Adair set out to undertake a gruelling once-in-a-lifetime adventure trip by laying down a challenge for himself, despite...

An Interview With Record-Breaking British Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker: Dave Cornthwaite

Posted by on April 7th 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Inspiration, Interviews, Scandinavia

Dave Cornthwaite
"Solo 1,000-mile pedal-powered kayak trip across Scandinavia"

Dave Cornthwaite is a British adventurer, author and motivational speaker. He is the founder of the exciting potential-fulfilling brand “SayYesMore” and is now well on his way to completing something quite remarkable – Expedition1000.

You may not know of Dave Cornthwaite, but we think you really ought to.  This man’s infectious enthusiasm and zest for life is impossible to ignore. We have no doubt you’ll agree with us and hope that you might be able...

The Best Guide On Kilimanjaro? Msafiri Munna.

Posted by on March 9th 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Ambassadors, Interviews, Kilimanjaro

The Best Guide On Kilimanjaro? Msafiri Munna.
Can I climb Kilimanjaro?

Quite simply, Kilimanjaro is everyone’s mountain. Although a serious challenge, for even the fittest of folk can struggle reaching the summit, this gentle giant is achievable for mere mortals. On successfully summiting, the hardships endured to reach your goal only serve to make the sense of achievement all the more sweet.

You can do this, and it’s an adventure you will never forget.

No technical skills are required, just a reasonable level of general fitness, heaps of determination, a...

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