Local Pole to Pole
Alastair Humphreys Blog
by Alastair
1d ago
The North and South Pole hold a special place in the adventure community. To travel overland and unsupported to the very extremities of our planet is a tremendous achievement. One of my favourite expeditions of all time was Ranulph Fiennes’ Transglobe Expedition, an epic circumnavigation of the world via both poles. I have always considered it to be one of the finest journeys of all time. However, if you don’t have the time, money (or energy) to actually travel from pole to pole, then can I suggest a more achievable local version? Following on from my triumphant bagging of the Seven Summits of ..read more
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Shouting from the Shed 116
Alastair Humphreys Blog
by Alastair
2w ago
Shouting from the Shed Good morning! It’s 5.45 am. Black coffee and black skies outside the window. My favourite time of day. So much potential still hangs in those hours ahead. Last week we passed, apparently, “Quitters’ Day”, when all those wildly-ambitious New Year Resolutions and gym memberships come crashing down in a damp January disappointment. If I could suggest a resolution for 2024 it would be to choose something small enough to become a regular habit without demanding bru ..read more
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Shouting from the Shed 115
Alastair Humphreys Blog
by Alastair
3w ago
Happy New Year! I hope you’re excited about 2024 and thinking of ways to get out and enjoy some adventures in the great outdoors. This is my first Shouting from the Shed of 2024 with all the usual good links below. (But actually it’s also a secret way of telling you that my new book, Local, is released worldwide next week, and I’m both excited and nervous.)  Pre-orders of books are so important for tricking the online algorithms into giving a book more exposure. So I would be very, very, very, very (etc) grateful if you bought a copy today. Jus ..read more
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Shouting from the Shed 115
Alastair Humphreys Blog
by Alastair
3w ago
Happy New Year! I hope you’re excited about 2024 and thinking of ways to get out and enjoy some adventures in the great outdoors. This is my first Shouting from the Shed of 2024 with all the usual good links below. (But actually it’s also a secret way of telling you that my new book, Local, is released worldwide next week, and I’m both excited and nervous.)  Pre-orders of books are so important for tricking the online algorithms into giving a book more exposure. So I would be very, very, very, very (etc) grateful if you bought a copy today. Jus ..read more
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Shouting from the Shed 114
Alastair Humphreys Blog
by Alastair
1M ago
Hi again, This is my final Shouting from the Shed for 2023. Please do hit reply and let me know how I can make it better next year. (I wonder, for example, if you enjoy the archived posts I share at the bottom of each newsletter?) I really appreciate your support this year. One thousand of you have bought a book from my website which is amazing. Thank you! (Tea time on Friday is the last posting date for Christmas book orders, in case you want to give someone a book as a present…) Here are some things I’d like to share with ..read more
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New Book Published Today: LOCAL!
Alastair Humphreys Blog
by Alastair
1M ago
My new book is published worldwide today! Here’s an awkward jump-cut to a third-person introduction to Local, which is available NOW in the UK, worldwide, or on Kindle or Audible. And scroll down to see some of the 150 photographs included in the book. “After years of challenging expeditions all over the world, adventurer Alastair Humphreys spends a year exploring the small map around his own home. Can this unassuming landscape, marked by the glow of city lights and the hum of busy roads ..read more
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Packing for a Cold Weather Adventure
Alastair Humphreys Blog
by Alastair
1M ago
I didn’t want to hold the others up. I didn’t want to slow down our progress. We had miles to go until we sleep, and I didn’t want to be that annoying one faffing around with my kit. And so now I was suffering. My hands burning with cold. My body wracked with shivers. For hundreds and hundreds of miles in every direction was nothing but ice, snow and rock. We were alone in a wild corner of Arctic Greenland, our survival dependent entirely on our skills, decisions, and the equipment that we hauled along with us. I tried to ski harder, to get the blood pumping as I hauled the heavy sledge across ..read more
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Shouting from the Shed 113
Alastair Humphreys Blog
by Alastair
1M ago
Morning all! I hope there’s a nugget or two in this newsletter that you enjoy. But if nothing else, here’s Usain Bolt reminding us that it’s possible to be both ambitious, successful, and a thoroughly decent human. Adventure: I’ve got a few small speaking events coming up in the new year: Bristol, Peak District, London. The world’s best hitchhiker on the secrets of his success. Where dreams go to die: the bonkers Barkley Marathons. Ensuring equal outdoor access&nb ..read more
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Shouting from the Shed 112
Alastair Humphreys Blog
by Alastair
2M ago
I’ve set up a discount system on my book shop so that if you buy an extra book you get a 10% discount, buy 2 books for a 20% discount, and so on up to 5 extra books for 50% discount. I have no idea whether this is a good idea. I also haven’t really worked out a concise way to explain it! (But Christmas is coming, and I’ve written six books for children….) If (like me) you’re a grumpy curmudgeon about people trying to sell you Christmas stuff too soon (see above), be assured this is not new. Cue Seneca, the Roman philosopher, grumbling 2000 years ago: “It is the month ..read more
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Ask An Adventurer – YouTube
Alastair Humphreys Blog
by Alastair
2M ago
I couple of years ago I wrote a book called Ask An Adventurer in which I answered questions posed by readers. I think it was a useful book (although it sold terribly!), so I decided to start answering more of your questions via YouTube. You can watch the series of videos here, beginning with this one: The post Ask An Adventurer – YouTube appeared first on Alastair Humphreys ..read more
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