Secret Compass

Secret Compass

Careers at Secret Compass

Secret Compass was created out of a desire to find a sense of challenge, camaraderie, and adventure. In travel, nothing existed that lived up to our expectations.

Levison Wood began his breakthrough TV expedition Walk the Nile – and Secret Compass supported him. We also supported his follow-up treks through the Himalayas, the Americas and the Caucasus.

From there, other television and film companies like the BBC and the Discovery Channel came calling. We became the go-to partner for projects in extreme locations and high-risk environments. Our experience delivering expeditions and extreme travel proved to be the perfect grounding.

Away from TV, we've been leading the way in expeditionary travel for over 10 years.

We took the first tourists into the newly independent country of South Sudan.

We led the first mountain bike expedition through Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor.

Our people are passionate about achieving the extraordinary in the world’s wildest places. Secret Compass teams often go to places that others don’t. This makes our expeditions truly different, taking you beneath the skin and beyond the headlines of the world’s most remote reaches. Inspired by history’s great explorers and challenges, our expeditions set ambitious goals and will overcome similar hardships to those experienced on the audacious journeys of the past.

All of this has meant we became the go-to partner for brands creating daring content in unusual and extreme locations. Our team have shaped pioneering, primetime formats for broadcast and won awards for branded content.

We live and breathe adventure, globally, everyday.


We’re a fun team at SCHQ, we’re busy, with sections of the company spanning the adventure travel, TV and film, risk management, creative production and magazine industries, there is no such thing as a ‘normal’ day.

The dog-friendly office is situated in South Bristol within walking distance of shops, town and a park with many of the team choosing to walk or cycle to work – not exactly a hardship in the South-West’s adventure capital and ‘Best Place to Live in the UK’!

Our informal office is populated by ‘outdoorsy-types’ with hobbies ranging from climbing to cycling, horse riding to hiking, and surfing to skiing – and our annual staff days out often reflect these interests with previous trips including coasteering, SUPing and a mountain-bike pub crawl.

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