A collection of my best articles from a decade in expeditions.
‘How To’ Guides | 10 Top Tips | Opinion | Motivation | Guest Blogs | Stories
How I Make a Living as an Adventurer (Hint: I don’t)
Why I Quit Being an Adventurer to Become an Accountant
Adventure, Cycling and Depression
‘How To’ Guides
Detailed ‘How To’ articles and Beginner’s Guides.
How To: Use Supermarket Food for Sports Nutrition
How To: Communicate from the Field on Expedition
How To: Set Up an Expedition Website and Blog
How To: Publish and Self-Publish a Book
A Beginner’s Guide to Bivouacing
How To: Cycle Around The World
The above articles are short extracts from my book: ‘How to Get to the North Pole: and Other Iconic Adventures‘.
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Expert adventurers share their top ten tips.
10 Tips For Making a Living Out of Expeditions by Felicity Aston
10 Tips For Your First Paddling Expedition by Mark Kalch
10 Tips For Your First Ocean Rowing Expedition by Sarah Outen
10 Tips For Your First Off-Road Cycling Expedition by Tom Allen
10 Tips For Your First Swimming Expedition by Dan Martin
10 Tips For Your First Big Bicycle Expedition by Andy Welch
10 Tips For Your First Desert Expedition by Sam McConnell
10 Tips For Your First Polar Expedition by Helen Turton
10 Tips for Sea Kayaking Expeditions by Justine Curgenven
10 Tips For Your First North Pole Expedition by Charlie Paton
10 Tips For Your First Running Expedition by Mark Cooper
10 Tips For Your First Hitch-Hiking Expedition by Steve Dew-Jones
10 Tips For Your First Walking Expedition by Andy Ward
10 Tips For Your First Science Expedition by James Borrell
10 Tips For Your First Cycle Tour by Markus
10 Tips for Improving Cold Water Tolerance by Tim Moss
Got some top tips of your own to share? Get in touch.
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Arguments on topics of adventure.
If You Aim to Motivate then Stop Exaggerating
Don’t Cycle Lands End to John O’Groats
In Defence of Celebrity Expeditions
Great Expeditions Don’t Make Great People
If an Expedition Happens in the Forest and No One Blogs About it…
Expeditions Are No Better Than Offices
Prove Yourself with an Expedition!
Articles encouraging you to grab a hold of life and live a little more adventurously.
How to Have an Adventure Every Day
One Small Piece of Advice (Start Running)
Cross the Street and Walk on the Other Side
18 Great Things that Happened on my Cycle to Work this Morning
Freedom (Or: Why cycling to work will solve all of your problems)
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Articles written by other people for The Next Challenge.
Angry Young Man – Julian Sayarer
Swimming: The Next Step in Adventure – Dan Martin (ABC)
Adventure from the Front Door – James Bowthorpe
Asi Es La Vida – Andy Ruck (excerpt from the book)
Do It For Yourself (but not on your own) – Julie Abrams-Humphries
Long Summer Days – Rob Cousins
Life in the Fast Lane – Alastair Humphreys
How to Have an Adventure Every Day – Laura Tomlinson
Frequently Used Excuse: I Have No Money – Lee Hughes
A New Year’s Message From – Dave Cornthwaite (ABC)
Planning a River Expedition – Mark Kalch (ABC)
Something a Little Unknown – Francis Charlesworth
My Next Challenge: Walking to Work – Ewan Laurie
The Land of the Midnight Sun – Lucy Bound
A Little Adventure – Ben Wade
You can find more Guest Blogs under the ’10 Tips’ Articles above.
Tales of adventure from my expeditions. Includes some of my proudest pieces*.
That contrasting feeling of simultaneous inspiration and frustration with the world.
If TV gives the impression that expeditions are for the elite only then think again.
The expedition may be winding down but it ain’t over ’til it’s over.
A simple bike ride through Richmond Park becomes a race to the death.
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.
An attempt to express who I am and where I feel at ease.
Why I ran the length of every London Underground train line.
A poem of thanks to all who have read this website and helped me on my way.
Accounts from my Adventures
I pitched my tent on a deserted island beach, drove off then came back at night…
A British day out, swimming in the River Thames.
Fighting against heat, nausea and perpetual wind on the Patagonian steppe.
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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(e.g. polar travel, sponsorship or equipment).
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How to Get to the North Pole:
and Other Iconic Adventures
- 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