A Descent into the Maelstrom

Calum Hudson is a maelstrom swimmer, adventurer and one-third of the Wild Swimming Brothers. Together, Calum and his brothers Robbie and Jack have swum across the three largest maelstroms in the world and are ticking off the top seven one-by-one.

I talked to Calum about swimming in the most treacherous bodies of water in the world why he has made it his mission to inspire more people to go for an outdoor swim. Read more

On Adventure, Failure and Disappointment

On Failure, Disappointment and Adventure

What do you do when the big adventure you’ve been planning for years turns out to be a failure?

I recently wrote about a trip I took to Norway to climb to the famous rock formation Trolltunga in the heart of the Norwegian winter. The trip was a failure. Read more

Troltunga - Ringedalsvatnet

An Unsuccessful Winter Ascent of Trolltunga, Norway

Getting to the top of the mountain is optional, getting back down is not.

That’s what I told myself on a freezing cold Norwegian afternoon in December as I reached the halfway point on my climb up to Trolltunga. This was the exact moment I realised I wasn’t going to make it. Read more