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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 »
Adventure Reading 101 Expedition and travel books were my first opening into the world which gradually became my passion, my obsession and – eventually – my career. I’d like to help you prise open the door yourself and glimpse inside. Be careful! Open […] Read »
Into The Empty Quarter “I knew instinctively that it was the very hardness of life in the desert which drew me back there – it was the same pull which takes men back to the polar ice, to high mountains, and to the sea.” […] Read »
An Open Letter to Northumberland County Council Dear Northumberland County Council... Why are you stopping children climbing hills? Read »
Jiro Dreams of Sushi Possibly my favourite film of the year. Read »
Let’s get Kids up into the Hills A challenge to help change the lives of deprived young people. Read »
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