Train or Die: Polar Expedition Fitness pt1

I thought, having cycled the world, I held a high level of fitness. And I suppose that compared to my desk-bound colleagues I am quite fit. But cycle fit is not the same as polar fit. The endurance in my legs will need to be replicated and stepped up a notch or ten over the [...]

By |November 10th, 2014|Expedition Training|Comments Off on Train or Die: Polar Expedition Fitness pt1

Journeys with Purpose

Last night I attended Journeys with Purpose at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Organised by Al Alastair Humphreys and Shane Winser it aimed to bring those who have explored into contact with those who perhaps have plans and need help turning them into a reality. The night was awash with a kind of crazy [...]

By |October 1st, 2014|Expedition Training, Micro Expeditions|Comments Off on Journeys with Purpose

Arctic Training in Svalbard

Basecamp: Festival of Adventure

Basecamp was the idea of Explorers Connect, the website for the adventurous community. Set in the rolling hills of the Peak District in Derbyshire it offered 200 adventurous types an opportunity to learn the basics behind a range of outdoor pursuits from bush craft, rock climbing and caving to kayaking, river tubing and slacklining. After [...]