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I am quite a Wuss but People think I am some kind of Intrepid Explorer. I am truly not. Is it really possible to do a decent adventure for £1000? I asked Kerry to share her story.                     Alastair: Hi Kerry. Tell us about the Grand Tour and the trip you took. Kerry: The Grand Tour was a […] Read »
It’s Just How Well You Can Tell Your Story Mark Beaumont has cycled round the world and rowed up in the Arctic and (most of the way) across the Atlantic. He’s a successful television presenter in Scotland, and a thoughtful voice on chasing adventures. I was delighted to chat […] Read »
Changing Gears Changing Gears is a 20 minute short film, showing the journey of 5 young Londoners as they cycle from London to Brighton. Having never met before, and each from different backgrounds and life stories, the film is a look at […] Read »
You will Surprise Yourself If You’re Prepared to Put the Hard Work in. James Ketchell is a serial adventurer, motivational speaker and Scouting ambassador. James is the first person to have rowed the Atlantic Ocean, summited Everest and cycled round the world. Seven years prior to this, he was recovering from a serious motorcycle […] Read »
Adventure Saved me from Becoming an Ageing, Balding Rocker Jason Lewis is the first person to circumnavigate the Earth without using motors or sails: walking, cycling, and inline skating five continents, and kayaking, swimming, rowing, and pedalling a boat across the rivers, seas, and oceans. Taking thirteen years to complete, the 46,505-mile journey was hailed “the last great first for circumnavigation” by the London Sunday Times. In other words, he's worth listening to if you are interested in adventure yourself... Read »
So Much Has Happened, Adventure Has Really Changed Me When I set off on my first big adventure, I wanted it to be really long. I wanted it to be indefinitely long because I felt I needed that, and I wanted all the challenges, and I didn't really want to be able to see an end point. I wanted just to keep pushing myself and see what would happen. And I wanted it to be really cheap and miserable. I wanted not to be able to spend much money, and just to force myself into action in all sorts of senses. Read »
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