While I was on my South American trip in 2010/11 I lived by a simple rule.

‘While on my travels if anybody offers me the opportunity to do any outdoor/extreme adventure activity I will say YES’

In the spirit of this way of life, I plan to continue with this approach and follow the lead of the Yes Man, Mr Danny Wallace.

Well, the word is starting to get out and my first two Yes Man challenges have been made.

Challenge #1

Big O, I shall lay a winter challenge at your doorstep. A morning or afternoon of Stand-Up Paddleboarding on the mighty Thames. Death awaits those who fall in and drink from the dark river. What do you say fella?

Dear Willie, Thank you for your grand challenge. I say YES!!

Stand-Up Paddleboarding or SUP to those in the know is scheduled to take place in the next few weeks. My mate Will, and I came across this sport recently when we went to see World Record holder Dave Cornthwaite speak about his record-breaking trip down the Mississippi River last year. Check it out here. It was inevitable that we were going to give this a go. The fact that we are going to give it a go in the middle of winter just makes it a little more exciting!!

Challenge #2

Big O – I challenge you to a mighty Triathlon in Nottingham on the 25th May 2012! It’s to raise funds for people with learning disability and mental illness in South Africa through an organisation called Climb Any Mountain www.climbanymountain.org (or swim, cycle, run any triathlon!). What do you say Big O?

Dear Kim, Thanks for your wonderful and rather tough challenge. Glad it’s for a good cause. I say YES!!

The second challenge is a lot tougher test. I’ve thought about doing a triathlon in the past but I figured it probably wouldn’t happen. That’s the beauty of the Yes Man challenge, it opens up new opportunities for everybody involved. The chance to support a great cause through Climb Any Mountain will make the day extra special.

I’m loving the challenges so far but I’d welcome more. Do you have a challenge in mind? If so I’d love to hear it. Check out the Yes Man Challenge rules.

Bring on the next challenge, because you know what I’ll say… YES!!

3 Responses to “Yes Man Challenge – The Outdoor Adventurer”

  1. Mark,

    Thanks for your challenge. An interesting one indeed.

    I say Yes!!

    Big O

  2. I totally agree with you, this post is really great since it has been helpful and at the same time, informative. Really worth the read! I do hope that you’d still keep on posting such informative articles like this. 🙂


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