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DESIGN TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY
DESIGN TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT NEWS N A V I G A T O R 01 DESIGN MODERN EXPLORERS In December 1971, two Range Rover crews set out on a formidable 18,000-mile journey across the Americas that would become part of Land Rover history. Departing from Anchorage in Alaska and ending their journey at the most southerly point in Argentina, the now iconic British Trans- Americas Expedition was led by British officer, explorer and author Colonel John Nicholas Blashford-Snell, who steered his two first-generation Range Rovers across the continents. Halfway down, they faced the complete Darién Gap, a large swathe of undeveloped swampland and rainforest connecting the two Americas at the border between Panama and Colombia. Thanks to Blashford-Snell’s legendary grit and the two Range Rovers’ peerless capabilities, the expedition made it across to become the first vehicle-based expedition to traverse both American continents through the Darién Gap. Fast forward to 2017, and this classic Land Rover moment now lives again, thanks to the 2017 Land Rover Heritage Collection: a premium range of clothing, gifts and accessories, inspired by that all-conquering spirit of perseverance. In it, you’ll see the inspiration from the original Range Rovers’ navy and gold finish, while technical graphics and route map designs help bring the legend of the British Trans- Americas Expedition back to life. FIND OUT MORE To see the full range of products, visit landrover.com/shop HERITAGE DARIÉN GAP IPHONE COVER The blue Heritage Darién Gap hard case cover for iPhones captures the mood of the original expedition with a modern twist, featuring Range Rover technical drawings and the original Heritage logo. The cover is compatible with wireless charging and is available for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus (also available for the Samsung Galaxy range). landrover.com/shop PHOTOGRAPHY: EMMA HALL / IAN WINSTANLEY 8
The Land Rover Heritage Collection 2017 celebrates the original spirit of the British Trans-Americas Expedition and features a full range of clothing and accessories for both men and women 9
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In this issue, New Defender is put through its paces by two inspirational young adventurers as they prepare for an expedition to the South Pole. We also celebrate 50 years of Range Rover by taking a journey of discovery to Dubai. As well as looking back, we look to future as a group of visionaries explain the technologies that could change the future for all of us.