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The Best Quest provides visual experiences of journeys. One by one you see the latest updates from the best expeditions and journeys currently under way around the world. Click on them to see the whole journey in a nutshell. Want your own adventure? Go on one of our quest-themed trips!

Winter K2
Winter K2

Last Team Quits Winter K2

Update // March 18, 2019 // K2 First Winter Attempt
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After the Russian-Kazakh-Kyrgyz team led by Pivtsov had called it quits, only Txikon, Geljen, Pasang Sherpa and Cheppal Sherpa remained on K2. With “true” winter coming to a close, they were running out of time to attempt one last summit push....(more)

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Paddle the Nile
Paddle the Nile

Incessant Headwinds In North Sudan

Update // March 12, 2019 // Paddle the Nile
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( 8.5 ) CRITIC RATING

Davis has been battling headwinds for most of her journey north of Khartoum through north Sudan. Despite the slow-going and the difficulty, she has been enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Sahara Desert. On March 7 she received yet another war...(more)

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Arch2Arctic
Arch2Arctic

Success in Svalbard!

Update // September 05, 2018 // Arch2Arctic
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( 8.7 ) CRITIC RATING

After the sheer misery of being whipped and tumbled by 45 mph northeast winds for days, the duo have finally pulled into Longyearbyen Harbor and completed their ultra-'quadathalon' first - a human-powered journey over land and sea from London to S...(more)

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Saunders Forfeits Journey Across Antarctica

Update // January 07, 2018 // Trans Antarctic Solo
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( 8.5 ) CRITIC RATING

After reaching the South Pole, Ben Saunders put a quick end to his attempt to cross Antarctica. He relented in part because his food supply had run short and he would have had to ration. He felt more exhausted and unconfident than usual and opted ...(more)

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Father in Ill Health, Anderson Stands By

Update // December 08, 2018 // Everywhere Man
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After completing the South American portion of his journey, and returning to his home in Nebraska, Anderson has put the journey on temporary hold. His father is ill with cancer and toward the end of November, it appeared he was on his last days. H...(more)

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