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Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, blogger, author and motivational speaker.

As well as expeditions such as cycling round the world, walking across India and rowing the Atlantic, Alastair was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of microadventures, trying to encourage people to get outside, get out of their comfort zone, go somewhere they’ve never been. A microadventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective.

Alastair has written seven books about his adventures. He is very well-regarded as a motivational speaker for corporate events and schools. You can get in touch with Alastair here. He produces a monthly newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news.


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Commit. Leap. Begin. The first time that you begin moving in an unconventional direction is the hardest beginning. You don’t yet have confidence in yourself. There is no roadmap to guide you. It can seem overwhelming. Once you accomplish something and know loads […]...
Chipping away at the Edges of Impossibility Ben Saunders is a pioneering polar explorer and a record-breaking long-distance skier, covering more than 6,000km (3,730 miles) on foot in the polar regions since 2001. Ben’s accomplishments include leading the longest human-powered polar journey in history, a round-trip from […]...
Down the Amazon in a homemade Raft I finished my Adventure1000 interviews at the end of December. But I have a couple backlogged that I didn’t get time to edit. This one is a great one, too! On a cold April morning in 2011, Henrik cycled out […]...
Money and Adventure Some tips on saving and budgeting for your adventure....
National Geographic Interview National Geographic interviewed me, as one of their past Adventurers of the Year, on my book Microadventures, my  film on crossing the Arabian Peninsula in Wilfred Thesiger’s footsteps, and my challenge, Adventure 1000, encouraging people to save £1,000 to see that living adventurously is more […]...
If I Fail, I will not Die Commit! Begin! It’s easier said than done, of course. If you’re hankering to do something big, let’s take a look at how to make it a little more achievable. Things that seem very different often have much in common. You […]...
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