In Sidetracked Volume 22 we have curated stories of adventure from the world’s wildest places – stories of adversity, ambition, endurance, and courage. Stories that question what our purpose is in a changing world, and how we can help make a better future.
In ‘Uncontrollable’, Graham Zimmerman faces rockfall and avalanche when temperatures reach a searing 12°C high on K2. Lewis Pugh swims in freezing waters across the Ilulissat Icefjord, Greenland, because he has an important message – and a shrinking window of opportunity. A more intimate and domestic side to Siberia is revealed by photographer Michael Turek and Sophy Roberts, while in ‘Arctic 12’ Jackie Paaso tells a story of teamwork and compromise during an attempt to climb and ski all of Sweden’s 2,000m peaks. Journeys make us reflect on realities both boundless and personal, as Martin Hartley shows us in ‘Overview’, flying above Ellesmere Island, and in ‘Mind Games’, in which Jenny Tough digs deep to find the strength to keep running.
Join us in this volume of Sidetracked to explore the stark majesty of the natural world, and how adventure can bring new perspectives, positive change, and connection.