Articles

Into the abode of death

2018-08-06T12:01:30+00:00

If adventure is the key to happiness then British explorer Mark Evans will be a contented man for the next two months. Having fallen through sea ice on a polar ice cap expedition and been shot at by special forces during a kayaking trip around Bahrain, the intrepid 54-year-old is setting out on his lifelong dream of trekking across the Empty Quarter, or Rub al-Khali, the world’s largest sand desert, in the south of the Arabian peninsula.

Into the abode of death2018-08-06T12:01:30+00:00

One Year in the Arctic Wilderness

2018-08-06T12:02:41+00:00

Mark Evans wrote this article in October 2001 when he was preparing for his departure to the Arctic. A six-week expedition to the Arctic in 1979 with British Schools Exploring Society (BSES) proved to be a truly life-changing experience for Mark. As a teacher of 14 years and ex-Outward Bound instructor in Fort William and Kenya, Mark is committed to the developmental education of young people. Mark has spent over two years of his life living in tents, during which time he has taken over 100 young people to witness and live in the Arctic wilderness.

One Year in the Arctic Wilderness2018-08-06T12:02:41+00:00

Call of the dunes

2018-08-06T12:03:11+00:00

If adventure is the key to happiness then British explorer Mark Evans will be a contented man for the next two months. Having fallen through sea ice on a polar ice cap expedition and been shot at by special forces during a kayaking trip around Bahrain, the intrepid 54-year-old is setting out on his lifelong dream of trekking across the Empty Quarter, or Rub al-Khali, the world’s largest sand desert, in the south of the Arabian peninsula.

Call of the dunes2018-08-06T12:03:11+00:00