Top tips for staying hydrated

There’s so much information out there about hydration; conflicting advice, complicated strategies and general noise. With water making up roughly 60% of our bodies, hydration is super important, especially whilst exercising. Too much or too little can be equally as bad, so it’s important to understand your own body and how it works to figure […]

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Stop exercising & start training

When you tell someone that you are an adventurer/explorer, you are often faced with a wry smile and a ‘unassuming’ question of “oh, that’s great… What do you actually do?” Our lives are becoming increasingly taken over by technology – we spend almost every waking hour in front of a keyboard or a screen. Is […]

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Round the Island

With the sun bathing the entirety of the United Kingdom over the weekend, it would have been rude not to put the TV remote down, get out of the sofa and venture outside. IGO’s George Bullard and 7 friends did exactly that and set out to cycle the circumference of the Isle of Wight. Sleeping […]

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N60° 2017 Expedition Report

      Our team arrived in Norway thinking that we were prepared for this year’s N60° Norwegian Challenge – and it was extremely lucky that we were. Sadly an avalanche had killed one person and led to 60 school children being evacuated in the local area at the same time we were due to […]

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Kit Corner_ Inov8 Trainers

    Here at IGO we believe strongly that having the right kit is crucial to your enjoyment of an adventure, and no item is more important that shoes! Not only should they fit well, but they need the right level of support, grip and bounce to keep you going over (several) long days. We’ve […]

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10 tips for cycling London to Paris in 24 hours

Are you looking for an endurance challenge that can be completed in a weekend? Cycling from London to Paris in 24 hours is exactly that; enough of a challenge that you need to do some training, but certainly not out of reach of any decent cyclist. A group of friends and I had decided to […]

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The Benefits of Adventure

Time to unplug Time away from the monotony of daily life is so important. Just one week can refresh, recalibrate and replenish the soul not to mention giving your brain a much-needed rest. Adventure has the capability to remind you who you actually are and what you are capable of. Immersing yourself in an unknown […]

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5 minutes with…. N60 Participant Shaakira

We know that some people find the idea of an IGO intimidating – they think they’re not fit enough, or too old, or have never done one of the disciplines. So we thought we’d catch up with some of our past participants to get their take on the IGO experience First up is Shaakira, from […]

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From amateur athlete to World’s Toughest Mudder

In January 2015, I found myself on the start line of the London Marathon. I had done the training, bought the right gear and was excited to run my first 26.2. However, thanks an unusual sequence of events I was not running with the general masses but in with the elites, and had perhaps underestimated […]

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