Adventure

Kayaking through the world’s largest archipelago, FT How To Spend It

Blisters, muscle fatigue, never-ending daylight – and sleep deprivation: Fergus Scholes tackles an 18-hour odyssey through the world’s largest archipelago in Finland. Northerly latitudes and vast swathes of untouched wilderness make summertime in Finland a 24/7 haven for lovers of the outdoors. Often overlooked in favour of neighbours Sweden and Norway, Finland, in fact, holds its own on just about […]

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Running tours of Cambodia’s ancient temples, The FT How To Spend It

The ancient temple complexes around Siem Reap are spread over miles of dense jungle, and rarely explored solely on foot. Fergus Scholes does just that – at speed. Run to see the world: it’s a mantra I’ve lived by for some years now. Marathons in cities, across deserts, over mountain ranges and along coastlines have been some of the most fulfilling experiences of my […]

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Canyon running and via ferrata in Oman, The FT How To Spend It

The jagged cliffs of the remote Al Hajar range dare Fergus Scholes to accept a vertigo-inducing via ferrata challenge and a gruelling 30km canyon run. The Al Hajar range, about 50km inland from the Gulf of Oman, couldn’t be further from the glitz of the cities synonymous with the Middle East. These remote mountains are Oman’s majestic calling card, with vast […]

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Rowing 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean

In December 2013, myself and three friends stepped aboard a 29ft boat to row an ocean. We pushed off from the Canary Islands in early December, and almost immediately found ourselves in a huge storm getting pushed back towards land. After 3 days of being couped up in a tiny cabin, we resumed progress and […]

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13 Adventure trips you need to take this summer, Redbull

Now the good times are back, it’s high time you planned a life-affirming adventure getaway. Start with one of these epic trips… Sharpening your elbows to bag the best sun lounger around the pool at some all-inclusive hotel really won’t cut it anymore. Holidays are now all about maxing your valuable time and exploring as […]

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