ATD director visits South Georgia Island resting place of Sir Ernest Shackleton

In March of this year Mark Hannaford was lucky enough to get a fantastic photographic project down to South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands with the Scott Polar Research Institute ( ) and the South Georgia Heritage Trust ( ).

Mark tells us about this project, SPRI and the amazing history behind these islands.

“Prior to landing I asked a colleague, well known naturalist Dr Peter Cary, if it was realistic to compare South Georgia with the Galapagos Islands and his reply ‘only if you want to downplay South Georgia’. Which surprised me but the islands lived up to and exceeded any expectations that I had.

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ATD and Expedition and Wilderness Medicine team up for Commonwealth Championships

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine are to provide the medical cover for the Commonwealth Championship for Mountain ATD Adventure RacingRunning and Ultra Distance. The events will run over four days in September 2009, and Keswick has been chosen as the venue.

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Director, Dr Sean Hudson is acting as the Medical Director for the event and overseeing the medical care for the many international and local competitors who will be involved in a number high profile races. In conjunction with ATD Adventure Racing they will be managing the medical logistics and communication for the event.

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Charity Challenges for 2009 | Open Events

Raise money for a charity of your chioce with our Open Challenges for 2009

Our new open events pages on our website are proving very popular.  You can view itineraries, see what it’s really like with fantastic images and testimonials, PLUS register for an event online. Events include:

India Bike Ride – March 2009  | Jordan Trek  | Petra – May 2009  | Climb Kilimanjaro – September 2009  | Namibia Project – October 2009  | Everest Base Camp – November 2009   

For further details visit the Across the Divide chView this Postarity challenge website  

NEW Europe Events | Launched

We now have a great selection of UK and European Open Events:

Dog sledding | Arctic Circle- January 2009 and dates for 2010!

Jordan Trek | Petra- May 2009

Just Walk | Sussex – May 2009

Three Cities European cycle | London-Amsterdam-Brussels – June 2009

Spanish Ultra Race | Andulacia – July 2009

Remember with our open events you can raise funds for the charity of your choice!

New Adventure Race in Andalucia

Our friends at have just returned back from Spain from the recce of their new Spanish ultra race. A 250km race over 5 days in the stunning Andalucia region.  A beautiful mountain trail running through villages, taking in a wide range of landscapes including the white peaks of the Sierra Nevada.

The race takes place on the 13th-17th July 2009.

A great time to visit Costa Rica

A great time to visit Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a tiny country but one of the most ecologically and climatically diverse in the world. It’s full of wildlife, ecotourism, enlightened conservation and wonderful natural habitats.

Why not join the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign on their trek and raft trip in January?  It will take you through typical Costa Rican countryside, small farming communities and lush rainforest, finishing with an 8km descent down the Pacuare River.  This trip has full vehicle access to support those on the trip who suffer from Muscular Dystrophy.

Charity Challenges and treks from Across the Divide Expeditions

Lesotho Trek with ATD 2008

Lesotho is one of Africa’s hidden gems, known as the ‘Mountain Kingdom’ or the ‘Kingdom of the Sky’ it is surrounded entirely by South Africa.  Our charity trek with the Peter McVerry Trust, takes us into the beautiful Tsehlanyane National Park, through mountain passes and past tiny mountain villages. 


A fantastic chance to explore this fascinating country.  


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