A passionate adventurer, author and film maker: Alastair Humphreys’ explorations of the earth are manifold.
He has spent over four years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and five continents. He walked across southern India, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, run six marathons through the Sahara Desert, completed a crossing of Iceland, busked through Spain, participated in an expedition in the Arctic, close to the magnetic North Pole, and has trekked 1000 miles across the Empty Quarter desert.
When he was named as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year for 2012 however, it was for a much humbler endeavor: for creating and promoting the philosophy of microadventure.
In this episode of Unfolding Maps, Alastair talks about great and small adventures – and how they can enrich our lives.