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Simone Castro - Ultra Trail Runner #findyouradventure

At kora, we are adventure seekers. We love to explore and travel - uncovering hidden gems as we go. In a world where a plane ticket can be bought so...

Meeting one of the last Himalayan muleteers - by Jeff Fuchs

Explorer and writer Jeff Fuchs meets one of the last remaining muleteers of the Tibetan Plateau, who spent more than 40 years crossing  the ancient trade routes of the Himalayas....

How to stay motivated during a physical challenge

Whether you're climbing a mountain, tackling a triathlon or trekking across a desert, at some point during an endurance event you'll probably feel like giving up.  We asked ultra athletes,...

Exploring Ittoqqortoormiit, Greenland's remotest town

Kora development athlete Roland Primus spent hours scouring satellite images on Google Earth to find the location for his next adventure. Zooming in on the east ...

Arctic Norway: Ski Touring on the Finnmarksvidda Plateau

Trip Summary Time: 7 daysDistance: 90km / 56 milesTotal Ascent: 1,200m / 3,940ftHighest Point: 600m / 1,970ftDifficulty Level: Demanding Have you ever harboured dreams of arctic exploration, or wondered what it would be like to...

Sho’La – the Sacred Pass Crossed

Jeff Fuchs, kora ambassador Another team, another time, another season, the same pass. Sho’La and its stone heights await once more, as it always has and always will. One of...

Gold Pass - the Way Through the Sky

Jeff Fuchs, kora ambassador Small pops sound as wind-driven pellets pile into my jacket; precipitation hardened into small flying shells. The snow and ice is coming from the northwest, as...

The Dangers of the Mountains

Andrea Binning, kora ambassador This is somewhat of a morbid topic but one you can’t ignore.  Just today I find out that someone has died in the mountains in Chamonix....

A Himalayan Trade Route and a Glacier

Michael Kleinwort, kora founder We are flanked by towers of rock and set upon by a raging sun. The team scrambles over boulders - better to avoid the crevasses that...

The Pass and a Threshold for the Tibetan Changpas

For the 'Changpas', the nomads of the remote Changtang plateau, the Parang Pass is the main access point to the markets of the prosperous Spiti Valley. Michael Kleinwort, kora Founder...

Adventures with a Medicine Hunter

Explorer Jeff Fuchs accompanies one of the few remaining practitioners of traditional Himalayan medicine on a journey through his old herb-hunting grounds. Slopes run northwards and bend towards Tibet proper....

Why kora Is Not Just a Cold Weather Piece of Kit

Kora founder Michael Kleinwort explains the science behind yak wool's ability to help you stay cool - and keep warm.  Trekking in the afternoon sun near Kawa Karpo, Yunnan, China...