I've been on the move since 2005, when it became obvious that my cat enjoyed life more than I did. I'm now a self-propelled record-breaking adventurer, motivational speakerauthor of multiple books, maker of little films and founder of SayYesMore; which nudges people towards finding out what they're really capable of.



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A couple of years ago some friends flew to the Caribbean for a first circumnavigation of the island of Martinique. And it wasn't all cocktails and sun loungers. In fact, there was none of that at all!

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Twenty-five different journeys, each over 1000 miles, each using a different form of non-motorised transport. This is the project that keeps me adventuring and gives me some identity in a crazy world.

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In terms of ambition and persistence, Dave’s Expedition1000 would be difficult to equal. I wish him the very best of luck and willpower to help him complete his mammoth task.
— Sir Ranulph Fiennes



Making the seemingly impossible and breathtakingly simple. Challenge, motivate and activate.

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Books, articles and a thought-provoking blog. Join me for a series of journeys and stories on life and adventure

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From mid-adventure video blogs to prize-winning short films, brew a cuppa, sit back and relax...

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"Comfort kills ambition." 

Camping isn’t hard, it’s just lying down outside
— Dave Cornthwaite, somewhere in the woods