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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, […]
See Naples and… Last week easyJet sent me to Naples to have a microadventure and sleep on Mount Vesuvius. I’ve created 20 mini-guides exclusively to easyJet to inspire you to have a microadventure in some of Europe’s most popular cities, as an alternative to the classic […]
Adventure Film Workshops this month Why make an adventure film? As an adventure filmmaker, my response to the question above is often: “I’m not necessarily sure that you should make an adventure film.” If you decide to document your adventure through video you are signing […]
The Fred Whitton Challenge This is the Fred Whitton Challenge. It’s not on Twitter and it’s not branded as, Xtreme, Tough, Epic, Ultimate or Awesome, though it probably is some of those things. We live in an age of hype and hyperbole. But just […]
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