The Dark Issue

This issue is all about the darkness.

It kicks off with a photo story featuring Kurdish smugglers who climb mountains not for fun, as most of us are fortunate enough to do, but because their economic livelihoods depend on it.

We go to the Atacama Desert in Chile and discover first-hand the environmental cost from our quest for green energy and insatiable appetite for constantly updating our mobile phones and laptops.

While spending three days skiing in Val di Fassa in the Dolomites we’re reminded of the World War I battles and enormous loss of life, which once took place there.

For our Great British Adventure, we went “champing”, that is camping in a deserted church at night, to see if it’s really as scary as it seems in our imagination.

For this month’s adventure gram, we speak to Thomas Windisch, a photographer who specialises in shooting abandoned places.

And for My Life in Pictures we speak to Swedish photographer and skateboarder Sarah Meurle to see if shooting photos in a dark Nordic country in winter is as tough as we’d imagine.

Finally, we chat about grief, mountains and how climbing both shaped and saved his life with the legendary British mountaineer Chris Bonington.

Have a look at our previous monthly issues here…

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