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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 […]...
Your Spring Microadventure I began the Year of Microadventure campaign to challenge people to spend one night a month out in the wild. I knew full well that only a certain breed of person would be up for sleeping on a hill in January or […]...
Maps are an invitation to Adventure Outside, the snow sat a few inches deep. With a chewed and dirty fingernail I traced on my map a glorious route across China that would set the heart of all intrepid souls racing. In a couple of days’ time […]...
Money and Adventure Some tips on saving and budgeting for your adventure....
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