Inspire

An incredible expedition is the culmination of a lot of time, thinking and effort. The following stories, photos and blogs show you why you should bother.

Our current favourites:

   
Pro Explorer  Sarah Outen
  • N Y Sea
    I love journeying for the contrasts and the last few days has certainly provided in bucket loads. From the rolling hills of Pennsylvania and the solitude of the bike to the skyscrapers and hubbub of Manhattan, NYC.  Mind and senses overwhelmed somewhat! A break in …
  • And now for something completely different: Kayaking the Aleutians
    This has nothing to do with my current snowy biking but I am confident, dear reader, that you won’t mind the diversion for it is all about a film that you want to see, even if you don’t yet know that you want to see …
  • Turkeys in the snow
    ‘You know it’s getting colder tonight?’ said the chap filling up his car at the gas station. ‘Yes, I can feel it dropping alre-…’ said I, relayering my face masks and regoggling. ‘REALLY cold’, said he, frowning as though I might not understand what really …

Expedition Liz Clarke and The Voyage of Swell
 
  • Amelia the Tropicat: Sometimes love is letting go
      I’ve had a few pets on Swell over the last 9 years, but most of them made their way aboard on their own. Aside from a lost baby seabird I found after a cyclone, my non-human guests have been uninvited. I don’t mind the geckos that often show up in a banana stock. They […]
  • Never too late…
      “If 67 years young can do it, you can do it, too.” —Aleksander Doba A huge congrats and a stinging high five to, Aleksander Doba, who received the mega honor of earning the most votes for the National Geographic People’s choice award, making him the official NG Adventurer of the Year 2014. I was […]
  • National Geographic Adventurer of the Year??!!
    I’ve been nominated for National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year! Nominees You can vote for your favorite everyday until January 31st! VOTE Thank you for the support that helped me earn it!

Historical Explorer Tom Crean – Antarctic Hero
Tom Crean – Explorer
Travel Book  The Worst Journey in the World
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Quote  
  “If you can keep your head whilst all around you are losing theirs then you probably haven’t appreciated the seriousness of the situation.” (Unknown)
Films  
 
  • Gladiator
  • City of God
  • Toy Story
  • Topgun
  • Shek
  • Jerry Maguire
Foods  
 
  • Roast lamb
  • Tapas
  • Sandwiches … never leave home without one!
  • Bacon cob from Upper Booth Farm
Drinks  
 
  • Pale Ale
  • DalWhinney

 

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