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Going Local - Alastair Humphreys

Going Local - Alastair Humphreys

Update: 2024-06-20


Alastair Humphreys is a British Adventurer and Author. He spent over 4 years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and 5 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, busked through Spain 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. Alastair was named as one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the year for 2012. In 2023, The Royal Geographical Society gave Alastair the Ness Award for ‘his long-standing contributions to promoting a greater understanding of our world and wider public engagement with the outdoors.’

Alastair has written 15 books about his adventures. His most recent book "Local"  reflects a year he spent investigating the small map around his own home.  As Alastair states, in doing so he discovers more about the natural world than in all his years in remote environments and issues such as the state of British nature, land use, and freedom to roam the countryside really hit home. In "Local" whilst he celebrates time spent outdoors, the book is also a rallying cry to protect the wild places on our doorstep.

In this episode, Alastair shares his motivation for exploring locally, the unexpected benefits he experienced in doing so and his perspective of why undertaking this type of exploration is so vital to protect the natural environment. He also shares his advice for anyone looking to undertake a local everyday adventure for themselves.

Find out more about Alastair:

Instagram: @al_humphreys
Facebook: Alastair Humphreys
You tube: @al_humphreys
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Going Local - Alastair Humphreys

Going Local - Alastair Humphreys

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