Slow endurance adventure has such a power to teach what I believe are the basic absolutes for any useful human being. The ability to move, transport essentials, maintain fitness, bind one's tread with purpose and be inspired by the infinite beauties of human potential are all factors I find addictive.
Through huge, seemingly endless journeys to smaller efforts, many of which I invite others to be a part of, below is a summary of my endurance history, with a more in-depth view available on the top bar.
My breakaway from a fairly normal life was led by the promise of completing a huge, self-propelled journey. Drawn to the seduction of travel and the hope that an enormous challenge would help bring clarity to my future path, I couldn't have imagined back then that the taking on and competition of one journey would lead to more.
Undoubtedly, Expedition1000 has defined my identity as an adventurer. Twenty-five different journeys of at least 1000 miles/ 1600km in distance, each using a different form of non-motorised transport.
It's an enormous, ambitious project. There is no timeframe and the only rule is that I take on the next leg when I'm ready for it. Expedition1000 was formed so I'd have a long-term focus, a tool to distract and dissuade those post-expedition blues. Simply, I'd always have something to look forward to.
I've completed eleven journeys to date, travelled so far, learned so much, but I'm not even halfway. It's a humbling, engaging project. My baby.
Find out more about Expedition1000
From a warm-up skate from John O'Groats to Lands End to multiple Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) journeys around the world, those trips which don't feature in Expedition1000 are listed here, including the first legs of a new Origin25 series, twenty-five journeys by inflatable SUP, each over 100 miles in distance.