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London to Paris - Newhaven

A Frantic 200-Mile Journey from London to Paris

Just over a week ago I set out to make the most of a long Bank Holiday weekend by cycling 200-miles from London to Paris. I wanted to show that anyone can have an adventure without much cost, fitness or time.

This is how it went. Read more

London to Paris

London to Paris by Bike: A Three Day Microadventure

It’s been four months since my last adventure.

It was a year ago – almost to the day – that I was standing at the Mexican border ready to walk the 2650 miles north to Canada. Since then I’ve had a few small trips, but with the combination of winter laziness, absence of money and work-based fatigue it’s all gone a bit downhill. The start of 2018 has featured a real absence of adventure, and I’m going through the usual withdrawal symptoms.

Time to do something about it. Read more

Learning to Embrace Negativity

The “F*** You” Factor – Dealing with Negativity

“I will not let people walk through my mind with their dirty feet”

– Mahatma Gandhi –

 

If there is one thing I’ve learnt from over three years and 4000 miles worth of adventures, it’s that people like to say no.

They will say things like:

“That’s not possible.”

“You can’t do it.”

“Why would you want to do that?”

“You’ll never make it”

“It’s too dangerous.”

“You’re doing it wrong.”

“There’s nowhere to camp here, you should check into a hotel.” 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

Pacific Crest Trail Mount Rainier

Some Pacific Crest Trail FAQs: Part 1

Whenever the topic of my hiking the Pacific Crest Trail is brought up in conversation, it usually generates a mixed response. People generally think it’s a really amazing thing to do and wish me the best of luck with my adventure but other, less positive people are incredulous and can’t believe I would be doing such a thing. I love talking about it but I do find I get asked a lot of strange questions, most recently by my barber who was overly fascinated  by how I’m going to get my hair cut while I’m out there. I am asked a lot of the same things over and over again and therefore I’ve decided to write a post with some answers to the most commonly asked questions I get about my PCT hike. So here are my Pacific Crest Trail FAQs: Read more