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Bleed for your ‘burb: the flat-footed adventurer and street hockey

It’s a Thursday night, and I’m playing hockey on the roof of a multi-story car park. To understand how I got here, you have to know that I declared 2013 “the Year of the Dragon.” You see, that was an … Continue reading

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: Hyden Seek

Ever seen a wave that’s 15m high and over 100m long? It was a long weekend in Western Australia for Anzac Day, so with a few friends I took a road trip to a town called Hyden — and to … Continue reading

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An Unlit Side Street in Newtown

Down an unlit side street in Newtown there is an unmarked door. Unmarked except for the graffiti. Above the unmarked, gratified door, down the unlit side street, a red light hangs. You might think at this point in the story … Continue reading

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Traversing Costa Rica

I’ve been talking about a new “big” adventure for a while. It’s been more than three years since I was in the Arctic Circle, and while moving to Australia and completing the country’s highest urban abseil have kept me occupied, … Continue reading

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The first days in Australia: Serpentine Falls

To begin with, it felt like a dream. My first days in Australia were spent in a suburb in Perth’s hills, a place calledĀ Karragullen. The area is almost completely unnoticed and quiet, with a large oval just a few steps … Continue reading

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The Australian adventure begins

I left London on a typically cold and rainy day in February, one week ago today. It’s surprising how when you’re moving to another country you can fit all the clothes you own into just a few bags — once … Continue reading

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17,296km of adventure

It’s a brand new year once again. And while every month and every day is, obviously, a new day for starting an adventure, I think we can’t help but consider each January as a clean sheet of paper. A chance … Continue reading

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From Deadhorse to Ushuaia

I was thinking about, and discussing, earlier By Any Means Necessary and I felt that I should look up some of the details of what such a journey would involve. It turns out that the northernmost point of Alaska is … Continue reading

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2012: a year in review

“It occurred to me the other day the Age of Aquarius is supposed to have begun. Everyone thinks it’s going to be this new age — I hope it is! It would be nice if people were more interested in … Continue reading

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What drives the world’s greatest living explorer?

I was up and out of bed early this morning (*cough*forasunday*cough*) because — of course — Sunday mornings means training with the Dragon Boat team. Yesterday, there had been a message that it was possible training would get cancelled today … Continue reading

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