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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 »
A Greater Challenge Than Rowing The Atlantic Ocean I have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, but creating Oivo feels like an even bigger challenge to me than being out there in the middle of the Ocean. Oivo makes me feel alive again. 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 »
The Tapestry of the Experience Your future self, 40 years down the line, will hate you if you don't have the balls to live now. 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 »
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