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A collection of my best articles from a decade in expeditions.

‘How To’ Guides | 10 Top Tips | Opinion | Motivation | Guest Blogs | Stories


‘How To’ Guides

Detailed ‘How To’ articles and Beginner’s Guides.



The above articles are short extracts from my book: ‘How to Get to the North Pole: and Other Iconic Adventures‘.

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10 Tips

Expert adventurers share their top ten tips.



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Arguments on topics of adventure.



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Articles encouraging you to grab a hold of life and live a little more adventurously.



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Guest Authors

Articles written by other people for The Next Challenge.

Top Guest Blogs



Several articles above come from the Adventurer’s Blogging Chain

You can find more Guest Blogs under the ’10 Tips’ Articles above.

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Tales of adventure from my expeditions. Includes some of  my proudest pieces*.


Personal Favourites

My Subtle Epiphany*

That contrasting feeling of simultaneous inspiration and frustration with the world.

Adventure, If You Believe It

If TV gives the impression that expeditions are for the elite only then think again.

You Are Not Home Yet

The expedition may be winding down but it ain’t over ’til it’s over.

Mountains and Molehills*

A simple bike ride through Richmond Park becomes a race to the death.

Bigger, Stronger, Faster*

My bicycle rickshaw and I take on the world.

When Again Will I Eat Houmous at Midnight?

Reminiscing about the horrible, wonderful things that you do on expedition.

I Feel At Home In Traffic*

An attempt to express who I am and where I feel at ease.

If Not With Words

Why I ran the length of every London Underground train line.

This One’s For You

A poem of thanks to all who have read this website and helped me on my way.



Accounts from my Adventures

Dude, Where’s My Tent?

I pitched my tent on a deserted island beach, drove off then came back at night…

A Sunny Summer Sunday

A British day out, swimming in the River Thames.

What It’s Like

Fighting against heat, nausea and perpetual wind on the Patagonian steppe.

Day One in the Desert

My first foray ends with digging my car out of the sand using Tupperware.

Cycling Around Masirah Island on Christmas Day

A unique Xmas pedalling 90-miles around a desert island in the Gulf.

How to Have an Adventure for £100

With finances at an all-time low, I set  out to have an adventure on a budget.

An Introduction to Arctic Exploration

Skiing touring in Svalbard at -20C. Published in Adventure Travel Magazine.



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How to Get to the North Pole:

and Other Iconic Adventures

How to Get to the North Pole book

  • Top 10 Best Seller on Amazon’s Discory & Exploration
  • “Highly recommended” – Adventure Travel Magazine
  • Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  • Endorsed by Bear Grylls
  • 100% five-star reader rating

Seven classic expeditions:

Row an ocean, cycle the world, unclimbed mountains and more…


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