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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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    Very encouraging article in my current situation. Thanks Felicity (and Tim)!

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    Sean Murray

    Awesome stuff! As a beginner, trying to follow my dream, I found this info very helpful, in what seems like a daunting task of breaking into the industry. Thanks!

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    Ian Packham

    It’s good to read I appear to be doing things right too, as another newby!

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    rahul tiwari

    great article,gol lot to know

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    Question I have on number 9. Persevere yes it is important but ?

    I am already in my mid 30’s and not earning that amazing salary. Would it be wise to follow my heart?

    It might not work out and then only to find myself starting over.

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      Tim Moss

      Hi Charlene,

      Thanks for the message. Does “follow your heart” mean: quit your job and try to be an adventurer? Or something else?

      I don’t know your circumstances so it would be foolhardy for me to advise on such a big decision.

      However, I would say that “earnings lots of money” and “having a life of adventure” are not the only two options, and neither are as simple as they sound.

      If you earn lots of money then it will probably be easier to go on big adventures. And if want to spend all your time on adventures, then you’ll need to spend time and effort earning money.

      I’ve written about making a living as an adventurer here: https://thenextchallenge.org/make-living-adventurer/

      And Alastair Humphreys has written lots of stuff about it, for example: http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/staging-site/thoughts-adventurer/

      I hope that helps for now but feel free to let me know a little more about what you’re thinking.

      All the best,


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