Below is a list of some of my adventures and expeditions. Clients and people I have helped are at the bottom of the page.
Cycling across Europe, Asia and America: 16 months, 27 countries and 13,000 miles.
Dragging sleds across the frozen surface of Siberia’s largest lake.
Walking across the small Wahiba Sands desert of Oman by moonlight, carrying all our own water.
Cycling 1,000 miles around the UK on a rickshaw, setting a Guinness World Record.
A circumnavigation of the globe using eighty different methods of transport.
Hitch-hiking around the UK on £100 budget to prove that adventure need not be expensive.
21st Century Altai: First ascents of unclimbed peaks in the Russian Altai.
My first expedition. Attempting the first British ascent of Peak Gorky in the Tien Shan mountains.
First British ascents in the Quimsa-Cruz: Bolivia’s smallest, lowest and least climbed cordillera.
Running ultra-marathons the length of every London Underground train line.
Trying to swim the length of the River Thames, from source to city.
A real-world triathlon, cycling from London and swimming across the Solent.
An attempt to hike coast-to-coast across the narrow bit of South America.
A year of adventure ideas for anyone to squeeze into their daily routines, on a commute or during lunch.
Walking across the iconic island of Ibiza, hiking its hills and sleeping on the beaches.
Everest Run: Running up 5000 flights of stairs to at the Royal Geographical Society | Svalbard: Ski touring and pulk dragging | The Mile: Trying to run a fast mile | 3 Peaks, 2 Wheels: Cycling between and walking up the UK’s highest peaks | Running to the Coast: 55 miles from my London flat to the sea side | Oman: Five months’ adventures in the Gulf. | Walking in Iceland: hiking the Laugavegur | Cycling England: Plymouth to Edinburgh by bike | Bikepacking the Cairngorms: bothies and mountain bikes in Scotland.
I used to organise expeditions for a living. Some of my clients are below. Now I just help people for free as a hobby.
Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition
Eight women from different Commonwealth countries brought together to ski across Antarctica to the South Pole.
Sarah Outen’s Circumnavigation
The first woman to row across the Indian Ocean attempts a loop of the planet, London2London: Via the World.
British Schools Exploring Society
An 80-year old institution, BSES organises remote Arctic, jungle, mountain and desert expeditions for young people.
I offer an annual expedition grant which anyone can apply to. Here are the past winners:
|2015||Richard Fairbrother||Walking the Great Wall in winter||£125||Yes|
|2015||Elise Downing||Running 5,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain||£800||Yes|
|2015||Abbie Barnes||Walking all the National Trails||£200||Yes|
|2015||Mikey Bartley||Cycling eight times up Alpe d'Huez||£100||Yes|
|2015||Ben & Jude||Packrafting the Caledonian canal||£100||Yes|
|2015||Katie Tunn||Living on an uninhabited island for a month||£100||Cancelled|
|2015||Robinson Ellin||Cycling to the Anne Frank museum and back||£100||TBC|
|2015||George Kefford||Teenagers crossing Stradbroke island||£70||Yes|
|2015||Carmen Braun||100 nights camping in a year||Keen boots||Yes|
|2016||Nick Stanton||Cycling the Berlin Wall||£65||Yes|
|2016||Jade Tseng||Cycling Belle Ile on a tandem||£90||TBC|
|2016||Ed March-Shawcross||Isle of Arran triathlon||£100||Yes|
|2016||Kerry Anne Mairs||Five bothies with a five year old||£100||Yes|
|2016||Kate Symonds-Joy||One woman opera in a lighthouse||£200||TBC|
|2016||Chase Lewine||Death Valley to Mount Whitney||£200||TBC|
|2016||Karl Booth||Mountain biking to the north of Europe||£150||Yes|
|2016||Roger Rayner||Students building bamboo bikes and cycling coast-to-coast||£100||TBC|
|2016||Thomas Hart||Walking barefoot across South Africa||£200||Yes|
|2016||Charlie+Sam King||Teenager and brother cycling across Europe||£200||Yes|
|2016||Graham Clarke||Paddling a self-made raft down the Shannon||£100||TBC|
|2016||Jenny Tough||Running across the Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan||£100||Yes|
|2016||Dylan Haskin||Cycling a beach cruiser around the coast of Costa Rica||£150||Stanforth bike||Yes|
|2016||Bex Band||London Loop on a kick scooter||£100||Yes|
|2016||Amanda McDonnell||Running across the Channel Islands||£100||Yes|
|2016||Heather Jones||Welsh Three Peaks hike, bike and swim||Stanforth bike||Yes|
|2016||Nate Freeman||Walking 50 miles to work||Keen boots||Yes|
|2017||Lisa & Libby||Cycling between and running up all the Munros||£600|
|2017||Robin Lewis||Walking Japan's tsunami-affected coast line||£400|
|2017||Tina Page||Running the Three Peaks||£200|
|2017||Guru and family||Walking in the Western Ghats||£100|
|2017||Tom and Susannah Britten||12 adventures with a newborn||£100|
|2017||Gordon Macrae||Walking the length of Long Island||£100|
|2017||Emily and Lua Fitzherbert||Paddling boarding every lake in the Lake District||£100|
|2017||Daniel and Fernando||Cycling Camino De Santiago on a tandem||£100|
|2017||Joshua Powell||Running a marathon at Marathon in ancient Greek armour||£100|
|2017||Dan Keeley||Running from Rome to home (England)||£100||Stove, camping mat|
|2017||Valeriy Darmostuk||Walking the Tendrivska spit||£100|
|2017||Ivaylo Gueorgiev||Circumnavigating Menorca on foot||£100|
|2017||Gary Marshall||Swimming the Yorkshire coastline||£100|
|2017||Joanne McCallum||Stand-up paddle boarding across Lough Neagh||£60|
|2017||Megan Cumberlidge||Bikepacking the GR247 in Andalusia||£50||Bikepacking bags|
|2017||Julia Wickham||Hiking the length of Portugal||£50||Stove|
Here are a selection of other expeditions, groups and individuals that I have helped in some way:
Charlie Walker Explore, Thumbs Up Africa, Robert Rama Rambini, London-Singapore Overland, The American Rickshaw, Trans-European Cycle, Walking Home from Mongolia, Chimbo-Paxi Expedition, Friendship Highway Cycle, Bouldering on Mount Roraima, Francis Charlesworth, Rob Cousins’ Coast-to-Coast triathlon, James Borrell, Dr Ewan Laurie, Alastair Humphreys, Liam Wilton, Dan Martin, Mikael Strandberg, Lee Hughes, Brandon James New Life Travel, Kevin Shannon Because It Is There, Leon McCarron Cycling Reporter, Sean Newall Commonwealth Cycling Project, The 2012 Inspire South Pole Project, Richard Westover, Clare Pennington Big Wilderness Canoe, Steve Blethyn, Dave Cornthwaite, Nikos Georgiados, Death Railway Walk, Akshay Nanavati, Co-Bi Conference Bike LEJOG, Lynne Edwards, Craig Wiffen, Ben Rees, Tom Evans Exceed Possibility, Thumbs Up Africa, Expedition Clayoquot,Harry Thullier Kite Buggy Adventure, Kasim Rafiq South Pole Expedition, Kaspersky One Transantarctic Expedition, Vicky Unlimited Smileage, Rowena Haigh Long Horse Ride, Benji Rodgers-Wilson Earth Odyssey Expedition, Rian Cope, Brian Perich Arctic2Argentina, UCL Expedition & Travel Committee, The One Show Matt Baker Rickshaw Challenge and Keith Ruffles.