Dark Peak
Fell Runners

On the outskirts of the self-proclaimed outdoor city of Sheffield, you’ll find a quirky bunch of mavericks whose footprints meander the Peak District National Park.
They call themselves the Dark Peak Fell Runners.

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Elemental Journeys

Our Elemental Journeys hub is where we share stories from all corners of the globe – from Greater Ranges expeditions to grassroots community clubs and dedicated individuals whose lives are intrinsically linked to mountains and adventure.

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Janhukot

In May 2018, three British climbers Malcolm Bass, Paul Figg and Guy Buckingham set out to attempt the first ascent of Janhukot. They filmed their experiences along the way, in the hope that by sharing their mental and physical struggles to camera, they can encourage others to attempt similar adventures, and prove that with some sacrifice and training, ordinary people can do extraordinary things.

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01. HOW TO PICK A TEAM

n part one Malcolm, Paul and Guy talk about the importance of finding the right climbing partners for committing expeditions such as Janhukot, and what makes for a successful and strong team dynamic.

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02. HOW TO PICK AN OBJECTIVE

In part two, Malcolm explains why Janhukot came to be their main objective, the history of the mountain and his previous attempt in 2014. The team discuss the other options that were on the cards and the trials and tribulations of Himalayan climbing bureaucracy.

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03. HOW TO GET FIT

n part three, Malcolm, Paul and Guy discuss the very real struggle of getting fit for a Himalayan expedition, and the inevitable struggle of balancing work and home life with training and preparation. They explain their different approaches to honing their physical and mental strengths and improving their weaknesses.

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04. HOW TO GET TO BASECAMP

In part four, we follow the team as they head to India and begin the journey to Janhukot. They explain the process of acclimatisation and what it involves, as well as how to manage sickness and boost morale when things get tough.

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05. HOW TO GET TO THE TOP

In part five, we follow the team on their attempt to climb Janhukot. Through pre-trip interviews and footage shot on the climb, Malcolm, Paul and Guy give us a unique insight into life on a Greater Ranges climb, dealing with kit admin, route finding, dodgy cornices and uncomfortable sleeping arrangements.

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06. HOW TO COME HOME

In the final part of this series, Malcolm, Paul and Guy reflect on the successes and failures of the expedition, lessons they have learnt and what it means to come home and re-adjust to normal life after such an intense shared experience.

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Elemental Journeys

A six part series exploring stories from people whose lives are defined by wild spaces and mountain adventures

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01. CÚCHULAINN

A gritty love letter to the Isle of Skye, from the dark waters of Loch Coruisk to the looming heights of the Black Cuillin.

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02. To become known

‘The frantic pace of modern life can be overwhelming – endless streams of hedonistic noise, echo chambers for a digital society..’

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03. Shifting sands

A tale of the friendship and camaraderie, set amongst the sandstone pillars and desert of Wadi Rum.

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04. Every few winters

Meet the quirky, unique community of Scottish skiers who epitomise dedication to their sport and an unrivalled tenacity.

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05. Made in yangshuo

Explores the rapidly evolving climbing community that dwell beneath the karst pinnacles of Southern China.

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06. Aziza

We meet Aziza Raji, one of Morocco’s strongest ultra runners.

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