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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!

Lecomte Forced to Give Up Pacific Swim Attempt

Update // December 03, 2018 // The Swim
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Lecomte's quest to become the first man to swim across the Pacific has come to an end. The team has been plagued by mechanical issues, bad weather and rough seas for much of the last two weeks. Low-pressure systems created strong winds with rough ...(more)

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Approaching the “Bosnian Himalayas”

Update // March 24, 2019 // Two Steps Towards Others
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Bosnia and Herzegovina has continued to be good to Marie and Nil. They welcomed their 17th guest of the expedition on March 15; a local man named Aldin. Aldin tagged along for five days as they hiked from Tomislavgrad to his home town of Jablanica...(more)

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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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Butter Sprints Through Continent Number Five

Update // March 22, 2019 // Running the World 196
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( 7.9 ) CRITIC RATING

Butter has been enjoying a comparatively sedate time in Asia over the last few weeks, taking some time out to see the sights and recover from the marathon grind. From Tokyo, he made the short hop to Hong Kong for marathon 121. He had been plannin...(more)

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Sean Conway
Sean Conway

Conway Breaks All-Time Record!

Update // May 13, 2018 // Fastest Cycling of Europe
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Rolling into Ufa, Russia in the Ural Mountains, Sean breaks the record for the fastest time cycling across Europe. Completing the 3980 miles in just 24 days, 18 hours and 39 minutes, he breaks the previous record of just over 25 days. This was his...(more)

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