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Long considered unclimbable, Tasmania’s treacherous Federation Peak has finally been bested – and there’s plenty of leech-filled footage to prove it. 

The Basket Houses of Iraq

Saturday July 13, 2019

This water kingdom in southern Iraq was almost destroyed by Saddam Hussein – and its unique woven reed architecture along with it. But now they're both making a comeback.

Back in the ’90s, this place was home to around 2,000 people. Now the Chinese ghost town of Houtouwan is blanketed by vines. 

He’s scaled Everest twice, flown a balloon around the world in 11 days, and been camel riding with Vladimir Putin. Meet Fedor Konyukhov, 21st-century Russia’s most tireless adventurer.

Six Months at Sea

Friday June 21, 2019

What’s it like to live on a container ship for six months? Martin Machado did just that, and took a handheld video camera along to record the experience.

The Honey Hunters of Nepal

Tuesday June 04, 2019

Honey hunters in Nepal have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. And as these photos show, they also have one of the most scenic. Sadly, though, their days might be numbered.

Ernest Shackleton braved 1500 kilometres of open ocean to save his shipwrecked crew. By all accounts, it was a thoroughly unpleasant journey. So scientist Tim Jarvis decided to experience it for himself.

At California’s Mammoth Mountain, avalanche prevention involves wheeling out the big guns.

Need to drown out the noise of the world? This 10-hour-long recording of a Norwegian icebreaker doing its slow, ASMR-inducing thing should do the trick.

Take a tour of a place we’re dubbing 'Rancho Relaxo'.

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