Interview with adventurer Ash Dykes

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Meet Ash Dykes!

Ash is a British adventurer and extreme athlete. In 2014, he became the first person to walk across Mongolia solo and unsupported. Then in 2016 he became the first person to traverse the length of Madagascar, taking on eight mountains and intense jungle over 155 days. He won the UK Adventurer of the Year Award in 2015 and the Welsh Adventurer of the Year award in 2016.   

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Interview with international aquathlete Stef Jackson-Horner

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Meet Stef Jackson-Horner!

 Stef is a full time PE teacher in the UK and international aquathlete (a two-stage race involving swimming followed by running). She is a National Aquathlon Champion runner-up 2015 and qualified for European and world championships. Stef is also an Ordnance Survey #GetOutside Champion, promoting the outdoors.    

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Interview with adventurer and adventure business entrepreneur Adelaide Goodeve

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Meet Adelaide Goodeve!

Adelaide has travelled to far flung places before quitting uni and embarking down the entrepreneurial route to start up a European outdoor lifestyle brand that focused on women. Lilly Wild was born. It’s turned into a guide to apparel, gear and urban escapes for the courageous explorer and forum for adventure lovers.

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Interview with extreme runner Laura Maisey

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Meet Laura Maisey!

Laura is a Brit who originally wasn’t big on exercise but then fell in love with running – particularly running that involved long distances. She has just returned home to London after running 1,249 miles all the way from Rome along the Via Francigena pilgrim’s route to raise funds and awareness for brain cancer. 

 Here, Laura talks inspiration, advice and what she would have with her on a desert island.

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Interview with adventurer Dave Cornthwaite

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Meet Dave Cornthwaite!

 Dave is a British adventurer, author, film maker, inspirer and all-round epically great guy. He quit his job as a graphic designer in 2005 to embrace a more adventurous life. Since then he has completed 11 non-motorised journeys, including skateboarding across Australia and swimming the Lower Missouri. He has written three books, broken nine world records and founded The YesTribe and the Say Yes More movement. Dave has just started his 12th non-motorised journey #ScootJapan, which will see him scoot a 1000-mile loop of Honshu and Shikoku.

 Here I interview the legend.

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Inspired by British mountaineer Kenton Cool

Kenton Cool – yes that’s his real name – leans against the desk in Stanfords bookshop. “I assume you all know who I am,” he suddenly says to the crowd in front of him, interrupting his spiel on his love of books and desire to have a house with a library. “In case you didn’t know, I’ve climbed Everest 11 times.”

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