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.



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

LATEST BLOGS


HOW I SPEND MY TIME RIGHT NOW

The YesBus

A solar powered, bus-shaped incubation chamber for creativity and positive impact

20 A DAY

Positive habits and a new skill each month, twenty daily minutes at a time.

WATERBIKE COLLECTIVE

An epic 5-month waterbike relay, collecting one million pieces of litter.

 

EXPEDITION1000

Twenty-five non motorised journeys over 1000 miles. Fourteen down, eleven left.

WORKSHOPS

Classes in adventure planning, filming, editing, social media & more.

SayYesMore

A motto that became a movement. Community-driven positivity & action.



POWERS

SPEAKING

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

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WRITING

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

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FILMMAKING

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