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Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, 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 nine books about his adventures. He is highly regarded as a motivational speaker for corporate events around the world. You can get in touch with Alastair here. He produces a free occasional newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news. Go on – sign up now!


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Tools of Titans I have a love-hate relationship with Tim Ferriss. I’ve followed his musings on self-improvement, ‘lifestyle design’, and getting shit done for years. I have always been half in awe at what he does well (book promoting, network building, living efficiently) […]
Grand Adventures My new book, Grand Adventures, is out now. Here is the introduction chapter to the book. I hope you like it. It’s designed to help you dream big, plan quick, then go explore. I would be extremely grateful if you […]
A Mediterranean Microadventure In an interview a while ago I listed some people who I would love to collaborate with on an adventure project. One of them was my friend Tem. He makes films. Whilst our magnus opus still awaits, it was brilliant […]
The Tricky Final Slide I give a lot of talks. Lots of slides. Lots of images. Lots of different venues and types of talk. One thing about giving talks remains constant: your final slide is important. It’s up on the screen when the audience […]
Can and Cannot – and Dealing with the Difference You can take steps so that you are not late for catching a crucial flight. You cannot do anything about a railway strike creating a perfect storm of M25 traffic hell on an already chokka Monday morning. You can book a […]
Tools of Titans I have a love-hate relationship with Tim Ferriss. I’ve followed his musings on self-improvement, ‘lifestyle design’, and getting shit done for years. I have always been half in awe at what he does well (book promoting, network building, living efficiently) […]
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