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The Doorstep Mile At talks I give I am often asked, “what is the hardest thing you have ever done?” Generally they want to hear me tell of hauling a 300kg cart through the Empty Quarter desert, sweating in the footsteps of Thesiger. […] Read »
Maps are an invitation to Adventure Outside, the snow sat a few inches deep. With a chewed and dirty fingernail I traced on my map a glorious route across China that would set the heart of all intrepid souls racing. In a couple of days’ time […] Read »
Hey listen, this is it. I’m rolling the dice South African adventurer Riaan Manser has cycled round Africa, paddled round Iceland and Madgascar, and rowed to New York. I chatted with him via Skype for Adventure1000. Alastair: You’ve just finished rowing the Atlantic with your wife. How did you […] 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 »
Adventure Will Change Your Life The world sounded a scary place until I stepped out into it. Read »
Looking Back at Cycling Round the World So I quit real life and walked out into the glorious uncertainty of doing whatever the hell I wanted at 9 o'clock on a Monday morning. Read »
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