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Why failing to find a team mate might be the best outcome

Why failing to find a team mate might be the best outcome

Well it’s official. I’m travelling solo. After 18 months of trying I have been unable to find any partners in crime. The challenge is all mine. I get to do it my way. I will be outside of my comfort zone and will have to test myself on a daily basis. Everybody I meet will be new and I will have to engage with the locals. Each culture will be new and each experience unique. It’s my journey now. In hindsight I would have...

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6 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Adventure Planning

6 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Adventure Planning

2012 was a massive year of learning, and preparing for 2013’s year of adventure. I started the year as an amateur expedition planner and by the end of the year I was a slighty more knowledgeable expedition planner. The width and breathe of the preparation has been a staggering learning curve. I thought I’d share a few of the key reflections and lessons I’ve learned. The good times Finding Boris my expedition vehicle was a...

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New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution Al Humphreys is an adventurer that I’ve followed closely over the last 18 months. He is an inspiration to me, and many others with his down to earth approach to getting out there and doing adventures, great and small. Al has challenged people to publicly state their New Year’s Resolutions. So I have made my New Years Resolution as follows: ‘Hi Al, My resolution is to travel overland from London...

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Yes Man Challenge #2 – Triathlon

Yes Man Challenge #2 – Triathlon

After many months training our intrepid bunch headed off to Nottingham for the Speedo Big Triathlon. Our common goal was to complete the race and raise funds in aid of the Climb Any Mountain charity. My goal was to survive. It was a scorching hot day without a cloud in the sky but with a strong wind running up and down the course. I was both nervous and excited about the event, and our group all shared the same sense of anticipation, mixed...

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Climb Any Mountain

Climb Any Mountain

This weekend is the Speedo Big Triathlon Nottingham. For the last 3 months I’ve been part of a team preparing for the for this event. Most of us have never done a triathlon before, but we were all inspired to compete, to show our support for the Climb Any Mountain charity. The other weekend part of the team went out to Heron Lake to try our first open water swim in wetsuits. It was a great session and great preparation for the big...

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Triathlon Training – Overcoming My Swimming Fear

It’s been 6 weeks to the day since I accepted my Triathlon Yes Man challenge. Pretty much since that day I’ve found myself trying to find reasons not to do it. Sore this, dodgy that, whilst thinking up new injuries each time I’ve been in the gym. I even managed to get a wrist specialist to confirm I need an operation. Unfortunately this won’t happen until later in the year, well past my date with triathlon destiny....

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