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Banff Film Festival When I grew up I wanted to play for Leeds United*, to run out at Elland Road. I wanted to bat at Headingley. I still remember the creeping realisation that these things were never going to happen. Later in life I […] Read »
The 4 Phases of an Adventure Cas and Jonesy are a duo of Australian adventurers. They’ve paddled across the Tasman Sea, done an enormous South Pole expedition, and even released a jigsaw of themselves! I caught up with Cas for a chat on Skype for the […] Read »
Don’t trust the grown ups! You need Courage. You have to be a Rebel. Sven Yrvind is a Swedish boat builder and sailor. He sails across oceans in tiny boats that he has built himself. He is 75 years old. Read »
No Rules, No Limits. Just the Target of Enjoying Every Day of the Toughest Challenge of your Life Ed Stafford walked the length of the Amazon. The book and film of the journey were both a great success. Ed now films and presents Naked and Marooned on the Discovery Channel. I admire his accomplishments and his honesty. It […] 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 »
September Gathering: Journeys with a Purpose 30 September, 6.30pm. Royal Geographical Society, London. All welcome! If you are planning an expedition, independent travel, or adventures large and small, then this evening event in London should be really helpful and inspiring for you. It’s a pretty simple format: […] Read »
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