There are a few things that are important to pay attention to I believe as the complexity and challenges of life pull at us. Humans generally have a Cognitive Negativity Bias that we inherited from our ancestors who had to live in a far more dangerous society than our own. Our own upbringing can either counter these inherited traits or… Read more →
A human being with little or no effort can walk across hot coals when a human being can’t even put a bare palm down on a 300 degree hot stove.
As important as being successful for me athletically is, it is more important for me to be successful as a person.
Adventurer Justin Miles took a little time out to practice arctic skills and drills with the man behind the Ice Warrior project, Jim McNeill. Lewis shouted through the door at one twenty-five am. “Just? Just mate you have to get up”. He didn’t need to. From the first moments that I climbed into bed just after midnight I had a… Read more →
A few weeks ago I returned from a father daughter surfing adventure at Wiches Rock Surf Camp in Costa Rica. I had wanted to do this trip for 4 years and when she turned 13 I booked the trip. She didn’t want to do a camping trip which was my first suggestion, but the next best thing I could think… Read more →
We then had a break, on the lawn of the RGS, playing Siamese croquet (having not played much standard croquet I am afraid that I am unaware as to how the Siamese aspect plays a part!) just outside the Map Room. It was a great venue to chat to fellow Adventurists, knowing that it was here that some of the world’s great achievements had been planned, with portraits of Hillary and Livingstone looking down, and a huge model of the Everest massif in the corner.
I would like to encourage people to get out there and do their own expeditions and follow their dreams by showing them how expeditions are done by ordinary people, like themselves, who are simply prepared to step out of conventional life and indulge in the extraordinary.