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Bucket List Stuff: Five Adventurous Places To Visit Before You Die

Posted by on February 24th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Europe, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Scandinavia , Travel Tips & Advice

Bucket List Stuff: Five Adventurous Places To Visit Before You Die
1. SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC 

Fly as far north as you possibly can by scheduled flight and step into a pristine Arctic wilderness. Untouched by man these breathtaking landscapes coupled with beautiful wildlife will surely leave you spellbound. You will travel silently on skis or by dog sled through the tundra surrounded by a backdrop of pure white mountains. See with your own eyes wildlife such as polar bears, arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer and seals. Out at sea you will find numerous species of whales and...

TALISKER WHISKY ATLANTIC CHALLENGE 2015: Team Hesco in 'The world's toughest row'

Posted by on September 30th 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Inspiration, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News

TALISKER WHISKY ATLANTIC CHALLENGE 2015: Team Hesco in 'The world's toughest row'
3,000 nautical miles, up to 90 days at sea, 1 challenge

Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions are pleased to announce their full support for ‘Team Hesco’ in this year’s ‘Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge’. Team Hesco is one of the ‘pairs', or two-man ocean rowing teams, taking part this December in what is commonly dubbed 'the world's toughest row’, a crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The team, who are hoping to raise £100,000 for charity, includes Theo Jones (27, Great Britain) and Shane Chadwick (34, Australia). They will be competing against 30...

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...

Real Travel Stories: The Highest Peak in North Africa Mount Toubkal at 13,671ft.

Posted by on August 12th 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club

Mount Toubkal and the Atlas Mounatins

"We inched our way to the summit peak, where upon we were blessed with endless views. The whole mountain range stretched out beneath our feet. We felt on top of the world!" - Erik Renz.

The Sandgrouse Explorers Club: Adventure in the High Atlas Mountains 

Mount Toubkal is situated in Morocco and is the highest peak in North Africa at an elevation of 13,671 feet (4,163 metres). It is one of the most scenically beautiful places to visit in the whole of North Africa. With regular cloudless days,...

Iceland: Images from The Land of Fire and Ice

Posted by on June 3rd 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia

Iceland: Images from The Land of Fire and Ice

"Captivated by the pristine beauty of all that lay before me, I stood motionless. Time slowed in what were a few brief moments of magic; I was spellbound and oblivious to the day's fast fading light."

An Icelandic saga captured through the lens

When Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions asked me if I would be interested in going out to explore Iceland's wild and rugged landscapes with my camera, I didn't have to think twice about it.

Iceland is a photographer's dream destination and somewhere I had always wanted to visit with...

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