Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes

Author(s): Alastair Humphreys


Refresh your life with a tiny little adventure that's close to home and easy on your pocket. Inspiration is abundant in this brilliant and beautifully-illustrated guide. What exactly is an adventure? Something that's new and exhilarating. Something that launches you from your comfort zone into a different place altogether. An adventure changes you and how you see the world. And all an adventurer really needs is bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity. Let Alastair Humphreys introduce you to the exciting world of microadventures - adventures that are close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective. A microadventure takes the spirit of a big adventure and squeezes it into a day or even a few hours. The point of microadventures is that you do not need lots of time and money to meet a new challenge. This practical guide is filled with over 50 ideas for microadventures and over 150 stunning photographs, plus tips and advice on safety and kit. Whether it is sleeping on a hilltop or going for a wild swim, cycling a lap of the Isle of Wight or walking home for Christmas, it's time you discovered something new about yourself and the world outside your window.
Adventure is everywhere, every day, and it is up to us to find it.


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Praise for Alastair Humphreys: 'Enormous determination, lateral thinking, and a love for life and adventure' Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'I feel proud that our nation still produces nutters like you' Major General G J Binns CBE DSO MC

Alastair Humphreys is a British adventurer, author and blogger. He spent over four years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and five continents. More recently, Alastair has walked across southern India, rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, run six marathons through the Sahara desert, completed a crossing of Iceland, and participated in an expedition in the Arctic, close to the magnetic North Pole. He has trekked 1000 miles across the Empty Quarter desert and 120 miles round the M25 - one of his pioneering microadventures. He has written five books and was named as one of National Geographic's Adventurers of the year for 2012.

General Fields

  • : 9780007548033
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • : William Collins
  • : June 2014
  • : 210mm X 176mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Alastair Humphreys
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 256