Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, blogger, author, motivational speaker, film maker and photographer. He is a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. He produces a monthly newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news.
Whilst at university (Edinburgh and Oxford) Alastair cycled from Pakistan to China, Land's End to John O'Groats, Turkey to Italy, Mexico to Panama and across South America. He ran a charity project in the Philippines and the London marathon dressed as a rhino.
Alastair has also run the Marathon des Sables, (finishing as one of the ten fastest Brits despite breaking his foot during the race) and rowed to France with Major Phil Packer, a soldier paralyzed in Iraq. In 2010 he completed an unsupported crossing of Iceland by foot and packraft.
In 2011 Alastair decided to remain in the UK in order to encourage people to seek out adventure and wilderness closer to home, challenging themselves through microadventures. In 2012 Alastair rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and undertook an expedition in Greenland.
Alastair has published five books. He is a keen photographer and videographer. Alastair pays the bills through motivational speaking at businesses and schools, fulfilling a long ambition by speaking to a full house at the Royal Geographical Society (listen to it here).
He was chosen as one of National Geographic's Adventurers of the Year in 2012. Alastair is a patron of the charity Hope and Homes for Children.