I like Tim Moss’s attitude to adventure. I asked him to write something for Grand Adventures. He’s busy cycling round the world, so he’s kept it short… Short, but gloriously effective to leave you thinking “what’s my excuse..?!”
But what I think is more interesting is:
- We recruited our team by just running an advert in the Royal Geographical Society’s Expedition Bulletin and soon grew from two to six. Not having anyone to go with is no excuse, you are not alone. Try also Explorers Connect and Escape the City.
- We made first and first-British ascents without undertaking technical climbing. In fact, one of our team had never even climbed before. These days, mountains are usually unclimbed not because they’re really hard but just because no one’s tried. Technicaly expertise need not be a barrier to a great expedition.
- We achieved this in two weeks’ holiday from work. I went a few days early and stayed a few days longer but most of the team were in and out within 15 days. Virgin peak glory and a Siberian summit photo without upsetting the boss.
- it cost £1,000 all in. A proper expedition, including flights to Russia, insurance, supplies and logistical support.
My new book, Grand Adventures, is out now.
It’s designed to help you dream big, plan quick, then go explore.
The book contains interviews and expertise from around 100 adventurers, plus masses of great photos to get you excited.
I would be extremely grateful if you bought a copy here today!
Thank you so much!