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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...


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    lee hughes

    Sorry to hear that Tim. Please don’t ever give up on what you want and your dream though.

    Am sure you’re well aware of the set backs other people have had during their lives and the fact that they never gave up on what they wanted..

    Good luck to you :)

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    You are in exactly the same position as me, although I have another half, and she will be working in the new year (I hope) I want to stay doing what I do which is pretty much the same as you. I am trying to get my medical knowledge to pay its way. If I can help other people to do their challenges (and stay safe or fix them if they break) then great. If I can do this AND get some of the stuff that pays bills then better still.
    Maybe we could join forces and you could do ‘National’ Egg Races, The Great North Egg Race, The Welsh Egg Race. I could look after the medical side, stop people getting scrambled, make sure they don’t have to shell out too much to take part, put them back together again if they have a great fall. It’s no yoke mate, I think it could work and we wouldn’t get egg on our faces.
    So my ideal world…
    I’d be up a mountain or somewhere remote, looking after a film crew or a group of athletes, runners, mountaineers, swimmers etc. Helping them plan expeditions and acting as their medic. Of course, this would involve some form of payment.

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    Steve Blethyn

    An idea that goes bad is better than no idea, a plan that fails is better than no plan and a dream has to stay alive or it’ll never become a reality.

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    Your predicament sounds familiar – what I feel I ‘should’ be doing is being a full-time artist, however I have (for the last 3 years) sold out on that front and have been working a ‘normal’ 40 hr week job. That job has kept me and my other half from becoming homeless and has put food on the table, but I am not happy!
    I think that is you have that ‘wanderlust’ or just any drive for the thing you love, you will never be ‘happy’ unless you are doing it. Just a pity it doesn’t always pay the bills. I can understand your fear of ‘diluting’ your work time, but it is perhaps a means to an end..? Best of luck, keep the faith :)


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