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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 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 monthly newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news. Go on – sign up now!


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Meet On A Hill: An Evening Out With Friends Thank you to the many people who have kindly “bought me a coffee” for just £2.50 as encouragement to keep this blog going. “Yes, I too would like to donate a couple of pounds to this site..!”
A 5-to-9 Microadventure One day like this a month'd see me right.
An Interview About Crossing Iceland Crossing Iceland by foot and packraft was one of my favourite ever journeys.
Microadventures There are good reasons why I spent over 4 years cycling round the world rather than doing it in 6 months. Similarly I chose to run the London marathon in less than 3 hours and collapse over the finish line […]
An Out of Office Experience You've just got to do it.
Come on a Microadventure! We are Defined by our ‘9-to-5’ But what about the 5-to-9…? Escape the city. Climb a hill, cook on a fire, sleep under the stars. Microadventures: a refresh button for busy lives. “Short, thrilling trips that fit in around work […]
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