A plant collector and a British spy… two intrepid explorers, lured by the mystery of an unexplored canyon and the ‘Lost Falls’ of the Brahmaputra
A journey across Arabia’s Empty Quarter is not for the faint-hearted. It was accomplished first by Bertram Thomas, a quiet gentleman who was in love with the desert
At a time when women were confined to the polite parlours of Victorian society, Isabella Bird allowed her independent spirit to run free
How many lives did this fearless Australian explorer have? A lot, is the answer – and he lived them all to the full
Why am I here, and what am I doing in the archives of the RSGS? I’ll try to explain!