In Truth in Movement Ana Norrie-Toch dives into her complicated relationship with her own body and self-image and how spending time in the Highlands allowed her to move forward with a new, healthier perspective; while Deziree Wilson takes us on the emotional journey that sees her beloved rescue puppy trained as a Scottish Mountain Rescue Dog.
In Bike. Ski. Fondue. Repeat, Sami Sauri, Gaby Thompson and Annabel Varley set out to capitalise on the changing spring conditions in the Alps for a backyard multi-sport adventure; and in An Odyssey of Ice and Water we join a climbing, SUP and diving team as they explore above and below the surface of Iceland’s frigid waters as they face first hand the stark realities of a warming climate.
We catch up with Amira Patel to hear how an initial spark of idea turned into the creation of the world’s first outdoor-specific technical fabric hijab as well as record-breaking high-altitude mountaineer Kristin Harila after her 14 Peaks speed record attempt, to hear how she recharges and renews her personal motivation before heading back into the high mountains. Luke Gartside chats with big wave surfer Richie Fitzgerald to lift the curtain on what life was like as a surfer living in Bundoran during The Troubles and how the act of surfing proved to be a connective tissue for the coastal communities.
Former-professional kayaker Ed Smith makes a long awaited pilgrimage to the Zambezi river in the shadow of what could be an environmentally devastating dam development; while in Re-Enchantment for Resistance, Emma Linford takes a dive into the battle over land and the community fighting to save wild camping on Dartmoor.
At the end of it all, BASE is a community, and if there’s one thing we’ve learned over the few years we’ve been doing this, it’s that the adventure community is a thriving one! A huge heart-felt thank you to everyone who has supported our journey so far. From our contributors and Collective who trust us with their stories, to the brands and distributors we work so closely alongside and of course to you, our readers and subscribers.