Issue 121 | Nyiragongo

Plus: Kayaking the fjords of Arabia, the future of snow leopards, and more.






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Here’s what we've got for you today:

  • Wildlife Films: The Future of Snow Leopards

  • Extreme Experiences: Sleeping on the rim of the world’s largest lava lake

  • Paddling: Kayaking the fjords of Arabia

  • Adventure Talks: The mysterious world of underwater caves




Kayaking the fjords of Arabia

Photo: Altai Oman

Picture yourself effortlessly gliding through the crystal-clear waters of Oman's Sham Fjord.

As you navigate, you'll be surrounded by the breathtaking ruggedness of the desert landscape.

The towering cliffs and hidden coves of Musandam's remote peninsula create an untouched haven, far away from the hustle and bustle of tourist hotspots.

Take a break to stretch your legs and hike along the narrow strip of land between Sham and Habbalayn Bays to discover a magical place of ancient villages lost in the mountains.

In the afternoon, go for a refreshing swim and snorkel among green turtles, eagle rays, and harmless reef sharks.

If you are extra lucky, a pod of dolphins might come to swim beside your kayak.

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Sleeping on the rim of the world’s largest lava lake

Photo: Martin Rietze / Aurora

Rising over 11,000 feet, Nyiragongo’s caldera holds the largest lava lake in the world.

To get there requires a challenging 4-6 hour hike through dense forest, across old lava flows, and past steaming volcanic fissures.

Once at the top, exhaustion melts away as Nyiragongo offers an exhilarating gift to those who have conquered its slopes: the world’s largest lava lake churning away in a mosaic of molten red fire.

Pitching a tent on top of sharp lava rocks doesn’t sound fun. Luckily there are a dozen or so metal A-frame cabins that cling to the mountainside, providing a place to rest for the night.

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The Future of the Snow Leopards

Photo: Rewild with ABD

Elusive and solitary, snow leopards have roamed the formidable mountain range of Karakoram for centuries.

But as humans continue to penetrate deep into their habitat, conflicts become imminent.

Will humans and snow leopards find a way to coexist peacefully?

The film Snow Leopards of Karakoram attempts to answer that question.




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The mysterious world of underwater caves

Photo: Jill Heinerth

While many look to the stars and ponder the mystery of outer space, beneath our feet is a whole unknown world left unexplored, the inner space of underground caves.

Cave diver Jill Heinerth explores these hidden underground waterways coursing through our planet.

Working with biologists, climatologists, and archaeologists, Heinerth unravels the mysteries of the life forms that inhabit some of the earth's most remote places and helps researchers unlock the history of climate change.

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Plants: David Attenborough explains the world's craziest plants.

Lessons: Gökotta - experience nature the Swedish way.

Animals: Pink dolphins in the Amazon.

Deep Sea: The secret life of brine pools.




Where in the world

Wanna flex your adventure geography skills? Guess where this pic was snapped!

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Hiking around Cerro Torre in Patagonia (Argentina).



 ANSWER: Hamnoy - Norway