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Lonnie Dupre endures the cold on high altitude climbsFor over 25 years Lonnie Dupre has been exploring the colder parts of our planet. Travelling by ski, kayak and dog sled, Lonnie has travelled over 14,000 miles across various regions of the Arctic. These expeditions include travelling across the North West passage, circumnavigating Greenland and two journeys to the North Pole.

With Australia’s John Hoelscher, Dupre dog sledded and kayaked the perimeter of [Greenland] covering 6517 miles all non-motorized in three visits. In being the first to round the island, the men dog sledded 3442 miles and kayaked 3075 miles.

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Leon McCarron cycled around the Far East

Leon McCarron
"The Cycling Reporter"

In March 2011 Leon McCarron completed a 14,000 mile solo and unsupported bicycle ride from New York to Hong Kong. The route took Leon across the northern states of the USA, up to Vancouver, then back down the west coast to California. Next it was top to tip of New Zealand, before riding up Australia’s East Coast. As if that wasn’t enough, the journey continued through Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and China through to Hong Kong. The encore saw Leon cycle from Paris to London! Dubbed the “Cycling Reporter” expedition, one of the main aims of this journey was make a video documentary about the people that Leon met along the way, focussing one people with a true passion for life.

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Asolo comes to CheapTents.com

Asolo comes to CheapTents!

We are excited to announce that Asolo hiking boots are now available at CheapTents!

Asolo is one of the leading footwear manufacturers in the world, with over 30 years of award winning experience, making high quality shoes for the outdoor footwear market. We are delighted that we will be able to offer their products to you.

Currently we are stocking two varieties and expect to expand our range quickly. At this moment the range consists of the Imperial GV and Spyre GV hiking boots, both have GoreTex linings and Vibram sole units.

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An adventure can be as big or small as you can imagine. Alastair Humphreys is an advocate for adventures of any size! He is an adventurer who has spent four years of his life cycling 46,000 miles around the world, an epic journey by anyone’s standards. Yet he is equally enthusiastic about taking on 24 hour microadventures.

Alastair Humprheys views a map in the desert on his cycling expedition

Alastair Humprheys rode his bike 46,000 miles around the world.

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The North Face brand is one which is known for producing supremely high quality and innovative products. Today we are taking a look at a waterproof jacket which has been part of their collection for a few years, the Atlas Triclimate Jacket.

The Atlas Triclimate Jacket claims to be a versatile 3-in-1 jacket providing optimal cold and wet weather protection. So as part of this review we’ll be examining just how versatile this jacket is and whether it really does offer such great protection as it claims, we’re not sceptics but we like quality to be proven.

winter jacket from the north face

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