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Meeting one of the last Himalayan muleteers - by Jeff Fuchs

Explorer and writer Jeff Fuchs meets one of the last remaining muleteers of the Tibetan Plateau, who spent more than 40 years crossing  the ancient trade routes of the Himalayas....

Exploring Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland's remotest town

Kora development athlete Roland Primus spent hours scouring satellite images on Google Earth to find the location for his next adventure. Zooming in on the east ...

How to stay motivated during a physical challenge

Whether you're climbing a mountain, tackling a triathlon or trekking across a desert, at some point during an endurance event you'll probably feel like giving up.  We asked ultra athletes,...

What to pack for a long distance bike ride

James Lambie is cycling 15,000 miles from the UK to his native New Zealand, travelling through more than 20 countries over the next few years. On his first leg of the...

Sho’La – the Sacred Pass Crossed

Jeff Fuchs, kora ambassador Another team, another time, another season, the same pass. Sho’La and its stone heights await once more, as it always has and always will. One of...

Gold Pass - the Way Through the Sky

Jeff Fuchs, kora ambassador Small pops sound as wind-driven pellets pile into my jacket; precipitation hardened into small flying shells. The snow and ice is coming from the northwest, as...

The Dangers of the Mountains

Andrea Binning, kora ambassador This is somewhat of a morbid topic but one you can’t ignore.  Just today I find out that someone has died in the mountains in Chamonix....

A Himalayan Trade Route and a Glacier

Michael Kleinwort, kora founder We are flanked by towers of rock and set upon by a raging sun. The team scrambles over boulders - better to avoid the crevasses that...

The Pass and a Threshold for the Tibetan Changpas

For the 'Changpas', the nomads of the remote Changtang plateau, the Parang Pass is the main access point to the markets of the prosperous Spiti Valley. Michael Kleinwort, kora Founder...

Adventures with a Medicine Hunter

Explorer Jeff Fuchs accompanies one of the few remaining practitioners of traditional Himalayan medicine on a journey through his old herb-hunting grounds. Slopes run northwards and bend towards Tibet proper....

Why Kora Is Not Just a Cold Weather Piece of Kit

kora founder Michael Kleinwort explains the science behind yak wool's ability to help you stay cool - and keep warm.  Trekking in the afternoon sun near Kawa Karpo, Yunnan, China...

Spotlight on…Chantelle Robitaille, Ultrarunner

When Chantelle Robitaille was hit by a car while out running, her injuries were so serious that doctors told her she would never run long-distance again. She was determined to prove them...