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Out of Eden
Out of Eden

The Beifu Tea Porters

Update // November 14, 2022 // Out of Eden
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( 9.9 ) CRITIC RATING

Salopek continues to work his way through the Chinese province of Sichuan. In his latest dispatch, he tells the story of the beifu, legendary tea porters who shouldered eye-watering loads of black tea on their backs. The beifu slogged their loads...(more)

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‘Mission’ Accomplished!

Update // August 13, 2019 // Mission Yangtze
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( 9.4 ) CRITIC RATING

On August 12, Dykes took the very last step of his 4000-mile, 8,000,000-plus step walk along the Yangtze River at the point where it meets the East China Sea near Shanghai. It was almost a year ago - 352 days - that he began his journey. In late n...(more)

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Race Ends, Rudd Completes Traverse

Update // January 02, 2019 // The Great Antarctic Race
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( 9.3 ) CRITIC RATING

The Great Antarctic Race has wrapped up, with Lou Rudd completing the second ever unsupported, unassisted, solo traverse just two days after Colin O'Brady. As O'Brady finished early on day 54, Rudd still had well over 50 miles remaining to the Ros...(more)

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The Manneken Trip
The Manneken Trip

Against the wind, Maldague Sails for South America

Update // November 15, 2022 // The Manneken Trip
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( 9.2 ) CRITIC RATING

Maldague reports a “quiet 27-hour sail” from Grenada to Trinidad and Tobago. During the night, they sailed close to Trinidad’s offshore oil rigs before arriving in the harbor and beginning the immigration process. After a little over a week ...(more)

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Casey Reaches Pacific, Completes Cross-Continent Amazon Journey

Update // July 01, 2022 // Ascent of the Amazon
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A little over a month after reaching the source of the Amazon at Mount Mismi and descending the western side of the Peruvian Andes, on June 25 Casey reached the Pacific Ocean - a full six years and six months after beginning. The month-long journe...(more)

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