A Short Adventure Film I Made: a while back I wrote about my trip to Vegas and Utah. I travel the world for many things: looking for the spectacular; to be surprised; to stand in wonder and stare at wonders. I’ve tried to capture all this big stuff in just two short minutes of film. Optimistic?
One of the Best Running Articles I’ve read in yonks: training for a 100-mile run is quite interesting. Entering a 100-mile race is impressive. But what about if the race is cancelled but you decide to run it anyway, with only your mum and dad cheering you on?! Magnificent.
An Outdoorsy Podcast I Enjoy: In the world of podcasts, the Dirtbag Diaries is positively ancient. They are able to get away with saying things like ‘rad’ that I could never pull off. But I’ve enjoyed dipping in and out to their coverage of adventure, environmentalism, and life in the outdoors for years. The recent episode is an ode to mediocrity (which pleases me), and a challenge to make 2018 the year of big ideas. I have enjoyed being interviewed by them twice, once about turning adventure ideas into action, and once in an incongruous pairing of microadventures and sufferthons!
An Instagram (and Facebook) Account to Cheer You Up: When I was 15, I cycled off-road across England with two friends. It was hard. Things went wrong (the pic above shows us phenomenally lost, on the summit of Great Gable – England’s 10th highest mountain.) And, needless to say, it was brilliant. One of us grew up to become a detective. One of us grew up to run a ham-fisted newsletter from a shed. And the other did not grow up. Enter SuperCyclingMan…
When my friend Will set off to cycle round the world dressed as a superhero, I confess to thinking“you’re middle aged and balding” [both touchy subjects best not mentioned in an email to 25,000 people] – you look ridiculous.
And there is no doubt that he does.
BUT, I have really enjoyed Will’s lighthearted journey that continually shows the world in a positive, fun way, and is really focussed on inspiring kids along the way.
Some Writing from my Blog: I searched in my blog archive for something topical to share today. Why this excerpt from walking across India popped up under ‘Easter’ I have no idea (a recurring theme). But I liked it, so here it is…
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Alastair Humphreys is an Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker.