Just a quick note to let you know that, due to “health reasons”, I won’t be planning any more projects for a while. That includes finishing our cycle from the Scilly to Shetland Isles and swimming the Thames. Hopefully I’ll be back soon. The blog will continue as normal.
In other more exciting news:
Sales of the book seem to be coming along alright. Thanks to everyone who’s bought a copy so far. It’s stocked in book shops now and briefly made it into Amazon’s Top 10 for ‘Discovery & Exploration’ (reviews help with this – write one here). Review copies have been sent out to various publications so hopefully it will get some more exposure over the coming months.
‘How to Get to the North Pole: and Other Iconic Adventures’ is on sale now. Signed copies available for £10+P&P – ORDER A COPY
I’ve started doing a little work for Ben Saunders’ team who are preparing for an expedition to the South Pole. Alastair Humphreys, Martin Hartley and Ben are currently in Greenland on a training trip. There is a small amount of information about their expedition at www.scott2012.org.
I’ve recently stepped away from the organisation of London Explorers after hosting the first year’s worth of Explorers Connect events in the capital. They’re excellent meetings and I’d highly recommend them for anyone looking for inspiration, adventure-minded folk with whom to knock heads or just the motivational kick up the ass that they need.
Belinda Kirk, who set up Explorers Connect and runs Bristol Explorers, is still in charge. If you’re interested in getting involved with the London events then I’m sure she’d love to hear from you.
Back in March I asked for some help with putting on weight to insulate me whilst swimming the Thames. Well, I have now succeeded in gaining several kilos and weigh more than I ever have before. Unfortunately I’m not able to swim much at the moment so have essentially just got fat for no particular reason! Fingers crossed it’ll come in handy when I do get back in the water.