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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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Make Time for Microadventure The single biggest obstacle that gets between people and the adventures they dream of is a lack of time....
The Urge to Fill my Life as full as I am able • What’s one thing every man should know? How to find the North Star in the sky. • What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? Committing to beginning to try to cycle round the world. (Notice there’s 3 verbs involved […]...
The Variety of Silences Much of your outlook is moulded by your youth. And when I first became interested in travel and adventure I was young, skint, eager to suffer, and excited by ascetism. I felt journeys meant more when you’d got there under […]...
A Quickfire Trail interview · What’s the highest mountain you’ve climbed? I have climbed virtually no mountains. This pains me! The highest I’ve been is “near the top of Illimani” but we had to turn back when my pal got altitude sickness. · What’s […]...
I Hate My Job I have just finished three of the most boring, menial, repetitive, pointless days’ work I have done since my days of student jobs. For the first time in many years I kept shoving myself back from my desk and yelling “I […]...
Four Seasons of Microadventure Once a season this year I am spending a night out in the same woods. It’s a simple idea: a way to see how the world changes, to measure my own year and make plans, and to experience the outdoors […]...
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