Hermione is the creator of an innovative and new age fundraising site called DoNation, which enables people to sponsor their friend’s challenges through green and sustainable action instead of pledging money - in order to help the environment.
Entries in exploration (7)
Something exciting is happening in the world of exploration and it’s happening today! Amazingly, the deepest part of our world’s oceans has only ever been reached by humans once. Today Holywood film director James Cameron sets off to repeat this epic achievement.
Following our fascinating interview with Mark Wood a couple of weeks back, Into the Wild caught up with the explorer as he prepares for the second leg of his epic solo and unaided journey to the North and South Poles.
Mark Wood considers himself an ordinary guy, but his current situation is about as far from normal as you can get. Mark has completed part one of his attempt to be the first person in history to ski solo – unsupported and unaided, to both the South Geographic and the North Geographic Pole’s consecutively.
Humanity has always faced a huge number of challenges, from exploration and navigation to advances and breakthroughs in medical science. One way that these challenges have been overcome is through incentivised competition, where prizes are offered to the first individual or team to find a solution. Read how the X Prize Foundation approach this.
We’re taking you all over the world this week on Into the Wild, looking at some of the most amazing journeys and adventures out there. Today we profile several of the most adventurous, daring and incredible athletes out there, who have put their lives on the line to push the boundaries of what humans can achieve.
The vast majority of our planet has long been discovered and well documented by science. But what of those remote locations which remain largely unexplored due to their isolated positioning or political volatility? This week we’ll be taking a look at these mysterious places. Today we take you to Papua New Guinea, where the inaccessible highland forests are slowly being uncovered by modern science.