Show/Hide Navigation

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.


  • Latest posts
  • Best bits
view all
Feeding the Rat Why? Mallory merely confused the issue when he answered, “because it’s there.” So writes Al Alvarez in the climbing book Feeding the Rat. “Feeding the rat” is “the need to get out, to test yourself, to flush out the system, […]...
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 […]...
Feeding the Rat Why? Mallory merely confused the issue when he answered, “because it’s there.” So writes Al Alvarez in the climbing book Feeding the Rat. “Feeding the rat” is “the need to get out, to test yourself, to flush out the system, […]...
How to Be a Travel Blogger I began travel blogging 14 years ago. If you are new to travel blogging, I hope that the lessons I have learned will help you....
Advice on Securing Visas Visas are a vital part of many long journeys. They are also quite complicated and very boring. I’m not good at coping with either of those things, so I called in the professionals! The Visa Machine is a company that […]...
© Copyright 2012 Alastair Humphreys. All rights reserved. Site design by JSummerton