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Recent Posts

How to Climb Mount Everest Advice from mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick. Read »
11 Tips on Finding Sponsors for your Expedition Finding a sponsor is hard. Here are some tips to help the process. Read »
And Now What? Dealing with Finishing a big Expedition Some questions to help your post-expedition phase be as smooth as possible. Read »
You’ve Flown in Space. You’ve Climbed Everest. What else is there left to do? An interview with Scott Parazynski about flying in space, climbing Everest, and how to find the time to do great things in your life. Read »
It would take a much Stronger Man than me to Admit Defeat I struggle to believe the words coming out of my own mouth and live in perpetual self-conflict. 16 years of life on the move, from sofa to spare room to motel, from ditch to wood line, from desert sand to a dug out in the ice and snow. A world that is a shifting kaleidoscope of faces and places, of no fixed relationships, no place to call home. I’m 45. I will be 50 before there is any chance of stability. I find that this internal pressure starts to change you in uncomfortable ways, numbs feelings, messes with your values and judgment calls. It’s hard to define, as is the slow accumulation of years. But it’s also interesting, in a macabre sense, that I am finding that frontier, learning what ‘to long’ means, what that looks like. Read »
The Slowness and the Pain A chat with adventurer, author and film-maker Rob Lilwall about cycling journeys, walking expeditions, and the risks of turning adventure into a 'job'. Read »
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