Do not make the mistake of thinking that because microadventures are small they must also be easy.
When I walked home for Christmas I arrived blistered, tired and starving.
Being pretty terrified of climbing, I don’t think I felt particularly less vulnerable climbing the Innaccessible Pinnacle than Alex Honnold was as he scurried up El Capitan.
And if you just want to beast yourself, get exhausted and have a lot of fun at the same time, then you could do a lot worse than entering a 24 hour mountain bike race.
Or go and do the Bob Graham Round. Put me to shame: I still have not succeeded at this 24 hour Lake District Challenge.
All that you need to have a challenging microadventure is to come up with a bit of a daft idea and then go and do it!
- Run to visit your granny in Wales.
- See how far you can cycle in 24 hours then get the train home.
- Canoe 120 miles into central London.
- Run for 250 miles non-stop.
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