Alastair Humphreys is an adventurer, explorer, author and blogger. He’s also one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year 2012. He’s cycled round the world for 4 years, canoed 500 miles down the Yukon River, crossed Iceland by foot, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and is due to take on the South Pole this autumn on the centenary of Scotts final mission. In 2011 Alastair decided to swap the great outdoors, for his own back yard by launching Micro-adventures: a project about seeking out adventure and wilderness far closer to home.

His talk is a testament to the adventures we can all have just by seeing our local environment with fresh eyes. As an adventurer with no talent, genetic advantages and worldly wealth (his words, not ours), his story encourages anyone and everyone to take to the road and just keep going!

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