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La Terre à Bicyclette… I asked Alice and Andoni some questions about their epic 7-year bike ride round the world. Plenty of people do big bike rides so I wasn’t specifically interested in that aspect of their tale (sorry!). I feel that the most exciting […] Read »
An Interview with Sean Conway Being a professional adventurer, it’s almost like an oxymoron in a way, because the whole idea of being an adventurer is to go and challenge yourself and get away from it all, but to become a professional adventurer you have to be in the middle of it all. Read »
£850 was always my working-figure for an expedition I've been lucky to do a lot of climbs in the Himalayas, and they've tended to succeed. Most hard climbs in the Himalayas fail. Read »
Unclimbed Mountains in the Russian Altai A proper expedition, including flights to Russia, insurance, supplies and logistical support, for £1000. Read »
Microadventure Solstice Winners The Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge is 3 years old, and this year we’ve had more entries than ever! Hundreds of people headed for the hills for their very own microadventure. Thank you, and congratulations, to everyone who got involved. I […] Read »
Le Tour de Yorkshire 2014 Last year I took a recce trip to ride the first stage of the 2014 Tour de France, or “Le Tour de Yorkshire” to give the race its proper name. (If anyone is considering turning this route into a microadventure then […] Read »
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