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Secret Compass

Secret Compass

Secret Compass

Employer tags:
Film & TV
Esc Factor:
Off The Grid
Exciting Brand
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Secret Compass

Bristol, United Kingdom

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Secret Compass redefines what is possible by creating pioneering projects in the world's wildest places. We work across the fields of expeditions, bespoke and adventure travel; television and film support for remote or high-risk activities; and brand projects in remote environments.

About us


Secret Compass specialises in expeditions, adventure travel and bespoke travel experiences. It also works behing the scenes to support TV, film and brand-related projects in the world's widlest places. Channels and production companies worked with to date include Channel 4, Discovery, Nat Geo, BBC2 and October Films (Walking the Nile, Walking the Himalayas). Brands we've worked with in wild locations include Jagermeister, Sony, Mitsubishi and Nespresso. Comms agencies we've taken to extremes include Edelman and Golley Slater.



Our mission is to achieve the extraordinary. Secret Compass aims to redefine what is possible by creating pioneering projects in the world's wildest places. We're built around a team of trusted experts who combine their passion for exploration with industry-leading professionalism. Secret Compass reignites your primal need for adventure, providing the catalyst for you to come alive and achieve the extraordinary. 



Secret Compass was founded by two former Parachute Regiment commanders, Tom Bodkin and Levison Wood (of Walking the Himalayas and Walking the Nile reknown). continues to be our flagship brand, offering expeditions, pioneering world firsts and team and bespoke challenges in the world's wildest places. is the media-focussed arm of the company. Its expert teams enable producers to capture the extraordinary, with Secret Compas doing the hard work behind the scenes so that important stories can be told. deals specifically with communications agencies and in-house branding teams directly, to conceptualise storylines and brand ideas so that brands can create extraordinary content in remote, high-risk or unusual locations. 

Visit or email us today for further information or to arrange an initial conversation today about joining an expedition team, or about your pending shoot or project.


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What can we offer Escapees?

Expedition team members

Join one of our expedition teams to immerse yourself in the land and culture of some of the most remote and untouched regions in the world. Destinations for 2016-2017 include Afghanistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Panama's Darien Gap, Burma, North Korea, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, Kamchatka, Siberia's Yamal Peninsula, Sinai, Gabon, Madagascar, DRC, Mongolia, Armenia and Bhutan. Achieve the extraordinary in the world's wildest places as part of a pioneering Secret Compass expedition team today.


When positions arise at Secret Compass HQ - they are few and far between - sifting through the applications is always an interesting process, with CVs often coming in from school and Uni leavers to seriously experienced people with a passion for adventure that has won through to make them want to make a career out of it. See our jobs page for current vacancies or find them on Escape the City.  



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