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Watch out for Wild Burma: Nature's Lost Kingdom

Watch out for Wild Burma: Nature's Lost Kingdom

Watch out for Wild Burma: Nature's Lost Kingdom, airing on the BBC this Friday (29th November).

This fascinating new documentary from the BBC showcases Burma's amazing array of wildlife – with the aim of highlighting how important it is to protect Burma's forests. In the first episode, the team of wildlife experts and film crew, aided by local Chin trackers, search for the Asian elephant.

Filming the elephants proved to be a difficult task given the dense bamboo jungle, so much of the filming was undertaken from platforms, high up in the canopy. If you can't wait for the episode, due to air at 21.00 Friday, then there are video clips, photos and stories written by the film crew and presenters on the BBC website. On our Chin Hills & Kalaw Trek we are unlikely to see any elephants. However this splendid trek takes us through remote Chin tribal villages, and jungle ringing with birdsong, to reach the summit of Mount Victoria. Following this short trek, we then embark on another trek in the Kalaw area before reaching Inle Lake for a little R&R.

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Autumn Inspiration

Autumn Inspiration

If the summer's let you down and you're still in need of some sunshine and good walking, then look no further than our latest enews. It features loads of holidays with autumn availability from Croatia to Nepal to Patagonia, so you could soon be out on the trail enjoying your next great adventure.

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Farewell to Wilderness Lectures

Farewell to Wilderness Lectures

One summer’s day in 1987 Steve Berry (our MD) and fellow adventurer, Steve Marriott, were standing at the foot of the cliffs in Avon gorge. Having agreed that it was too hot to climb, they had been killing time in a ‘Wouldn’t it be great if…’ competition. This was when the fantasy of listening to the epic stories of their favourite heroes became a solid plan…

Since then, the two Steves and their caving friend Dick Willis, have organised more than 400 lectures whose general theme has been ‘Worldwide Adventure’. These epic stories have taken the audiences from the deepest point of the deepest ocean to the summit of Mount Everest, and from darkest, dankest inner spaces of our planet to even darker journeys in Outer Space. There have been mountaineers, sailors, cyclists, divers, balloonists, and even a man who cycled around the world on a penny farthing, and another who flew his car from Europe over the Straights of Gibraltar to Africa. There have been world famous explorers, record breakers, and people who have headed out into the remote unknown just for the hell of it.

Having run Wilderness for 36 years the three friends have decided to step back and retire so there will be no series this winter. However, they would be really happy if a younger individual, or a group of friends, would step forward to take over Wilderness and pick up where they are leaving off. If anyone is interested contact Wilderness Lectures here.

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NEW Naar Phu Circuit Trek

NEW Naar Phu Circuit Trek

We've just launched new tea house trek in the heart of the Annapurna Mountains in Nepal. An exhilarating, 18-day trekking trip, the Naar Phu Circuit takes you away from the popular trails of the Annapurnas, into a genuinely remote and truly spectacular region where access remains restricted.

Take a look at the full trip details here or speak to Harry in the Mountain Kingdoms office who completed the Naar Phu Circuit Trek earlier this year and rates it as the best he's ever done.

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