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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 nine books about his adventures. He is highly regarded as a motivational speaker for corporate events around the world. You can get in touch with Alastair here. He produces a free monthly newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news. Go on – sign up now!


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Grand Adventures My new book, Grand Adventures, is out now. Here is the introduction chapter to the book. I hope you like it. It’s designed to help you dream big, plan quick, then go explore. I would be extremely grateful if you […]
A Mediterranean Microadventure In an interview a while ago I listed some people who I would love to collaborate with on an adventure project. One of them was my friend Tem. He makes films. Whilst our magnus opus still awaits, it was brilliant […]
On Escaping Towards Where You Want To Be I had no right, really, to set off to try to cycle round the world. I wasn’t an expert cyclist. I wasn’t a seasoned explorer. I wasn’t rich, or wise, or brave. For all those reasons I found beginning, committing, […]
1001 Climbing Tips There are some people in the outdoor world who do authentically cool stuff and do it for the right reasons. They work really hard at turning what they enjoy doing into a career that pays the bills, producing consistently high-quality, innovative, […]
The Kindness of Strangers This is a guest post from Fearghal O’Nuallain about the forthcoming Kindness of Strangers event that I am speaking at in September… March 12th 2010, on an isolated track next to the Serbian Danube. I’m a lone cyclist pushing a […]
What was your earliest or childhood ambition? A short little interview I gave for Steppes Travel… Q: What was your earliest or childhood ambition? My chief ambition in life was to play for Leeds United. This was never going to happen. Nonetheless I remember clearly the first […]
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