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Top 20 Great British adventurers


There was an interesting article in the Telegraph recently of their “top 20 great British adventurers“. List postings are, of course, lazy journalism for days when inspiration has not struck. Having said that I use them myself pretty often (here, here and here for starters)! They serve to titillate or irritate, and to prompt debate in pubs.
Here then is the Telegraph’s take on the ‘Top 20 great British adventurers’. I’md love to hear your comments on who you would like to have seen mentioned.

1 Sir Ranulph Fiennes
2 Sir Chris Bonington
3 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston
4 Col John Blashford-Snell
5 Sir Chay Blyth
6 Mick Fowler
7 Kenton Cool
8 Leo Houlding
9 Richard Meredith-Hardy
10 Brian Milton
11 Brian Jones
12 Rick Stanton
13 Phil Short
14 Justine Curgenven
15 Roz Savage
16 Dee Caffari
17 Ann Daniels
18 Jason Lewis
19 Pen Hadow
20 Benedict Allen

The comments section is quite interesting too, with outcry from supporters of these guys who didn’t make the cut:

Alan Hinkes
Ian Hinks
Rebecca Stephens
Captain Scott
Joe Brown
David Hempleman-Adams
Ellen MacArthur
Karl Bushby
James Hooper
Sir Francis Younghusband
Judy Laden
Andy Eavis
Adrian Hayes
John Fairfax

And my own opinion? Check back soon and I’mll give you my own list of Britain’s top Adventurers. Sign up to the RSS feed and subscribe to this blog so that you won’t miss it!

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  1. If you are allowed dead people I would include Isabella Bird , TE Lawrence and James Cook.

    If you need living people Nicholas Crane is a bit of a hero.
    If fictional people are allowed, Lara Croft?

  2. Lara Croft and Indiana Jones are DEFINITELY allowed.

    Now that would be a good link-up movie…

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