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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 five 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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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 […]...
You’ve Flown in Space. You’ve Climbed Everest. What else is there left to do? An interview with Scott Parazynski about flying in space, climbing Everest, and how to find the time to do great things in your life....
Look at that Ridiculous thing I did. I should Do it Again Sometime Some thoughts from a 21-year old woman cycling across Europe....
Cycle Touring Festival This is a fantastic idea, and one I whole-heartedly support: the first ever Cycle Touring Festival. If you like travelling by bike (whether for a weekend or a year), then please do get involved. Go along if you can or […]...
It was an Unscripted Life that I was Looking for Australian adventurer Tim Cope has cycled across Siberia and rowed the Yenisey. He has also travelled, by horse, for three years across Eurasia. I had a great chat with him for Adventure1000. (Adventure1000 has now finished, but I didn’t get this […]...
Travelling Round the World by Train Temujin Doran is a film-maker and dancer par excellence. I caught up with him to ask about his journey round the world without using an aeroplane. (photo by Hannah Devereux)   Alastair: Tell me about your idea of going around the […]...
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