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‘TOP 10 EPIC ADVENTURES’ ANNOUNCED BY EXPEDITION PROFESSIONALS SECRET COMPASS
Industry: Adventure       

Pioneering expedition company Secret Compass has just unveiled its diverse menu of expeditions for 2014. The daring adventures each set out to achieve the extraordinary in the world’s wildest places, and are now open for applications.

(TRAVPR.COM) UK - November 29th, 2013 - Pioneering expedition company Secret Compass has just unveiled its diverse menu of expeditions for 2014. The daring adventures each set out to achieve the extraordinary in the world’s wildest places, and are now open for applications.

Tom Bodkin, the adventure travel company’s founder-director, said, “Our international team members don’t have the usual tick lists in their wallet. They don’t want to follow the hordes to the standard bucket-list destinations and challenges. They’ve challenged us to create some bold, ambitious and unique adventures in the world’s wildest places – and here they are for 2014”

1.     Feb, South Sudan: Trek and raft the White Nile in the world’s newest country

2.     Feb, Sierra Leone: Pack-raft the Moa River to its mouth on the Atlantic coast

3.     Mar, Panama: Search for ancient rock carvings in the Darien Gap’s jungles

4.     Apr, Iraqi Kurdistan: Summit Mount Halgurd, Iraq’s highest climbable peak

5.     May, Madagascar: a legendary trekking and rafting trip across mountains and rivers

6.     Jul, Kamchatka: Discover Siberia’s isolated, wild and actively volcanic peninsula

7.     Aug, Afghanistan: Explore the high-altitude pamir of the Wakhan Corridor

8.     Sep, Ethiopia: Bike the spiderweb of single-track in the Simien Mountains

9.     Oct, India: Discover the tribal cultures and hidden peaks of Arunachal Pradesh

10.  Oct, Yemen: Uncover the UNESCO-protected island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean

 A recently-returned expedition team member, Christine Amour-Levar, said, “You don’t often come across a company that shares the same vision, the same commitment to living life to the fullest – outside your comfort zone – while pushing your limits and going beyond the ordinary. Secret Compass is that kind of company.”

With its military background, Secret Compass is adept at planning projects in extreme climates and terrains. Journeys to post-conflict zones that may otherwise be off-limits are made possible through their professionally conducted expeditions.

Marketing director Kerry O’Neill said, “When conducted carefully and sensitively, with skilled UK-based staff and assistance from local experts, expeditions to Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan and formerly war-torn South Sudan all become possible.

“We take our team members’ safety extremely seriously, doing everything we can to mitigate and manage risks. Many team members have travelled with us before, and their positive experiences are leading other adventurers to our door through word of mouth.“

 Places on each expedition are limited to a maximum of 12 and, with very few other companies operating in many Secret Compass expedition countries, they often fill up rapidly.

Potential expedition team members are invited to apply for their chosen expedition, stating any relevant skills, experience and qualifications. 

 For further information and video content relating to these Top 10 adventures, visit the Secret Compass journal:

http://secretcompass.com/top-12-epic-adventures-2014/

For further information about any Secret Compass expeditions, contact Kerry O’Neill, Kerry@secretcompass.com or visit Stand D18 at London’s Adventure Travel Show, January 25-26th.

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NOTES TO EDITORS
Secret Compass is a pioneering expedition company creating world-first experiences for teams of like-minded adventurers. Through group and bespoke adventures, Secret Compass helps each team member achieve the extraordinary in the world’s wildest places. Founded by ex-British Army Parachute Regiment officers, its expeditions reach the planet’s most remote regions in the spirit of exploration’s earliest pioneers. Its highly trained professionals deliver well-planned and safe experiences, while encouraging daring leaps out of comfort zones. Secret Compass is passionate about returning tourism to post-conflict zones and emerging economies to stimulate local development and challenge preconceptions.

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Secret Compass also takes film crews, journalists and photographers to remote and previously inaccessible areas thanks to its unrivalled location management expertise. Clients to date include the BBC, National Geographic, Animal Planet and Channel 4, in countries from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan.

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