There are adventurers (think: Fiennes, Ousland, Grylls).
And there are bloggers (think: well, think of someone who blogs a lot).
And then are: Adventurer-Bloggers.
This is a term I just made up but hopefully it’s self explanatory: people who both go on expeditions and spend time writing about them.
The list below is really just a collection of people that I know/like/find interesting. It’s in no particular order and I only called it the “best” so you’d click the link.
(N.B. You’ll notice that the de facto best adventurer-blogger is an obvious omission but that’s due to his self-effacing modesty).
1. Emily Chappell
Cycle courier turned cycle tourists (and back again) who writes really well.
2. Andy Kirkpatrick
Climber/Author/Comedian and “Hull’s second best climber”. Accessible and entertaining writing about climbing (seriously).
Polar guy who has completed the longest ever polar journey and various other hard, cold trips. Doesn’t pull any punches with his opinions.
4. Tom’s Bike Trip
Tom Allen spent several years cycling all over the place and has produced the most amazing film of his journey: Janapar.
5. Sarah Outen
First woman to row the Indian Ocean and first to do the North Pacific. Currently on a human-powered journey around the world. I organised the logistics for her trip from London to Tokyo. She’s very dedicated to sharing her adventures.
Next Challenge Resources
This list is taken from the Inspiration section of my Resources Page.
Other topics include sponsorhip, polar travel, cycle touring, ocean rowing and wild swimming.
6. Leon McCarron
Leon emailed me a few years ago before planning his first big bike trip. He’s since cycled 14,00 miles, walked 3,000 miles through Mongolia and China, and crossed the Empty Quarter Desert on foot. Leon is annoyingly nice.
7. Dave Cornthwaite
Veteran of long distance skate-boarding, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding and 22 other 1000-mile human-powered trips. Dave has more energy than a Duracell Bunny.
8. James Borrell
I remember old Rusty when he was just a wee pup (OK, he was probably 18)… but now he’s a fully fledged adventurer. Particularly good because he doesn adventure with an angle: science and conservation.
9. Mark Kalch
Walked across Iran, rafted the Amazon and planning to run the longest river on every continent. He is Australian but otherwise fine.
10. Alastair Humphreys
The first and best. Al is as dedicated to his excellent blog as he is to his expeditions.
11. Roz Savage
So I had to squeeze in one more. Roz has rowed across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. She’s big on motivating people.
OK, who have I missed? Let me know my glaring omissions in the comments below.
Cycling Dutch Girl is my favorite adventure blogger
Good one Andrew. Only came across Mirjam’s website recently:
Thanks Tim, very kind!
I owe it to talks from yourself and Al that I started blogging in the first place!
The pleasure’s all mine James. You’ve got an excellent blog and a good niche.