The view from the hotel Alila Jabal Akhdar
©Chris Caldicott

Oman’s Green Mountain

The Arab state has a glut of luxury hotels on the coast but attention is moving inland, where a dramatic new property opens next month

Destination inspiration

Survival expert Bear Grylls during the shoot for the Dos Equis Most Interesting Academy webisodes which feature Grylls? top urban survival tips and will be available online at on June 18. Bear Grylls is a distinguished instructor for the Dos Equis Most Interesting Academy?s ?Survival in the Modern Era? course. (Casey Rodgers / AP Images for Dos Equis) **EXCLUSIVE****EXCLUSIVE**
Explore the world with noted adventurers and award-winning writers such as Bear Grylls, Jan Morris and Lionel Shriver
Dates and details of global events and spectacles, such as Sydney’s Crave Food Fair (above), to build an adventure, a holiday or a trip around
Table Mountain view
A look at what the country can offer to urbanites and adventurers alike

Everest avalanche kills at least 12

Most popular route to the peak struck

©Steve Boyd

Snorkelling in Antarctica

Don’t just watch penguins from your cruise ship – now you can dive in and swim alongside them

The Límite Zero zipline

Postcard from . . . Andalucía

The world’s first international zipline ride offers an adrenalin hit and time-travel in one experience

Charlotte Sainsbury-Plaice and Zara Colchester
©Charles Sainsbury-Plaice

England on horseback

Canter into the past on a rural ride

A skier on the Bec des Rosses

Postcard from . . . Verbier

The Freeride World Tour is sport at its most visceral. The competition brings the excitement of ski movies to a live audience

A leopard on a granite outcrop

Leopard-spotting in India

The new camp that lets guests get up close to big cats on the plains of Rajasthan

Tim Butcher’s daughter Tess
©Tim Butcher

Postcard from ... Botswana

The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s last remaining wilderness areas, unfenced and remote enough to need a light aircraft to access much of it

A snowboarder at Powder Mountain
©Stan Evans

A Davos for dudes

Snowboarding combined with networking, at a new resort in the wilds of Utah

An Ethiopian wolf and pup
©Pam Robbie

Under African skies

A new lodge provides a luxury base to explore the striking terrain and wildlife of southern Ethiopia

See a rhino, save a rhino

Poaching is increasing at an alarming rate but, in Botswana and South Africa, tourists can get close to the animals while helping to conserve them

Rescued from an icy grave: a survivor’s first-hand account

Europe is enduring a terrible season for avalanche accidents, with at least 25 deaths since Christmas

Ford under fire for avalanche advert

Carmaker promo shows skier triggering snowfall

Postcard from . . . Crans-Montana: City break heads downhill

The Momentum ski festival aims to recreate the atmosphere of a world cup race for City of London snowsports fans

Top travel discoveries

From steam trains in Snowdonia to holy lakes in the Himalayas and Polish ski slopes, FT travel writers recall their finds of 2013

Go with the flow

In our series on great river journeys, Robert Twigger and family tackle the Dordogne in canoes

Heli-biking in New Zealand

Head to ‘Lord of the Rings’ territory for the latest offering for thrill seekers

The Diary: Martin Dickson

‘I narrowly escaped being mauled by a bear once, but now I have a new worry: the moose’ – the FT’s US managing editor ventures into the wilds of Alaska

Camping with Richard Branson

The Virgin chairman has a new addition to his portfolio of luxury retreats – a tented camp in Kenya

Pedalling into the past

As the 100th Tour de France begins, Tim Moore enjoys a gentler cycling event, a wine-fuelled vintage festival


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