Sidetracked #06

Sidetracked #06

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A revista Sidetracked recupera o sentimento de aventura e exploração, abordando a viagem através de narrativas completas e visualmente apelativas. As palavras e imagens que preenchem as páginas desta publicação mostram-nos como a aventura é um conjunto de trocas e interações baseadas na curiosidade reciproca entre viajantes e locais, entre o Homem e a natureza.

"This issue takes us kayaking around Svalbard, climbing up in the Karakoram mountains and surfing giant, bone crushing waves off the coast of Tasmania in a series of stories based on overcoming your fears and inner demons.

Sarah McNair-Landry and Erik Boomer get pinned down by blizzards far from anywhere during a 120 dog-sled expedition on Baffin Island. Sarah Marquis endures three months in the hot, deadly Kimberly region of Australia surviving on foraged food an what little water she could find. Casper Wakefield starts hallucinating through lack of sleep during a 7 day Arctic expedition race, and Will Copestake is down to a last ditch effort to escape the deep Patagonian wilderness.Fear overcome. Demons banished. Stories to be told".

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“It’s human nature, an inbuilt survival mechanism, to be cautious when we have no idea what lies ahead. Venturing into the unknown requires considerable courage.”

 
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Alpinist Andy Houseman and sports photographer Jon Griffith travelled to Charakusa Valley, Pakistan, in an attempt to make the first ascent of Link Sar, a magnificent and daunting 7,041m presence in the heart of the Karakoram Mountains. Weather, altitude, razor ridges, and serac barriers had thus far kept the summit untouched, despite heroic attempts since the 1970s. Serious illness on the mountain threatened more than just their summit attempt."

“Alone in one of the hottest and most deadly landscapes in Australia, National Geographic explorer Sarah Marquis spent three months walking through the Kimberley. Barely surviving on foraged food and what little water she could find, she was constantly under threat from powerful saltwater crocodiles, lethally poisonous snakes, and the worst bush fires seen in more than ten years. There she learned what it really takes to survive in a harsh wilderness. When the Nepal earthquake struck, trail runner Kilian Jornet was on his way to Everest in an attempt to summit the peak. As the disaster unfolded, he abandoned his plans and instead used his expertise in racing through mountainous terrain to act as a messenger for the worst-hit Himalayan villages.

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