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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 […]...
The Nuts and Bolts of Making an Adventure Happen I've been on enough big trips now to trust myself to prepare for them competently. There is a deluge of stuff to plan!...
By Foot and Packraft across Iran – a free film! Last year, two friends of mine went on a very cool looking expedition to Iran. They’ve just produced a free short film about the trip, and are in the process of making a feature. See below for Leon’s introduction and […]...
Spanish Microadventure I spoke at a conference in Barcelona recently. The client kindly put me up for the night in a very posh hotel. I enjoyed it very much! But I extended my stay in Spain by a night because I wanted […]...
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