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Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, blogger, author and motivational speaker.

As well as expeditions such as cycling round the world, walking across India and rowing the Atlantic, Alastair was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of microadventures, trying to encourage people to get outside, get out of their comfort zone, go somewhere they’ve never been. A microadventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective.

Alastair has written seven books about his adventures. He is very well-regarded as a motivational speaker for corporate events and schools. You can get in touch with Alastair here. He produces a monthly newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news.


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Commit. Leap. Begin. The first time that you begin moving in an unconventional direction is the hardest beginning. You don’t yet have confidence in yourself. There is no roadmap to guide you. It can seem overwhelming. Once you accomplish something and know loads […]...
Chipping away at the Edges of Impossibility Ben Saunders is a pioneering polar explorer and a record-breaking long-distance skier, covering more than 6,000km (3,730 miles) on foot in the polar regions since 2001. Ben’s accomplishments include leading the longest human-powered polar journey in history, a round-trip from […]...
Down the Amazon in a homemade Raft I finished my Adventure1000 interviews at the end of December. But I have a couple backlogged that I didn’t get time to edit. This one is a great one, too! On a cold April morning in 2011, Henrik cycled out […]...
Advice on Lighting Fires Having a campfire to sit round and tell tall tales whilst you toast marshmallows makes any microadventure more magical. But, perhaps more than for anything else in the world of microadventures, the rules of common sense and courtesy apply about […]...
And Now What? Dealing with Finishing a big Expedition Some questions to help your post-expedition phase be as smooth as possible....
My Spring Microadventure The Year of Microadventure project is gathering pace nicely, gathering plenty of new recruits as the weather improves. The idea is simple: spend one night a month under the stars for a year. I’ve always known that some people will […]...
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