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Saturday, April 2, 2011
Alastair Humphrey's Trans Iceland Expedition 2010
If you know modern explorers in the world of adventure travel, one name is synonymous with the wild: Alastair Humphreys of the U.K. Following his recent adventures isn't an easy task -because he isn't a monolithic icon, he is a living adventure traveller, writer, motivational speaker and explorer. Always preparing for the next epic expedition adding to a repertoire of other life-long accomplishments. An inspiration to me, which is why I now write this post (Thanks for the updates Al)
What's in a name? -Alastair. The meaning according to a quick reference: Defender of men. I would definitely say, while following Alastair's adventures around-the-world by bike or later adventure sequels and charity work for Hope and Homes for Children in the UK, he is a man of will and a "Defender of Dreams" and his memoires are available in his books (see links). His adventures are chronicled regularly on his self-named website linked to an amazing collection of recent photography. His recent Iceland crossing expedition by packraft is an incredible accomplishment. Take a moment and enjoy these Vimeo trailers.
An Expedition Across Iceland from Alastair Humphreys on Vimeo.
It isn't difficult understanding why someone is constantly seeking out the adventures in this enormously diverse world. But it takes only a little while to put the "how" into the "why" and come to a simple computation for hybridize two words (and sometimes worlds): (why -hy +ow = the reason). If you figure out this encryption, you are on your way to discovering your next adventure. Will it be that easy to find the adventure, it could be? Start looking out your front door and leave with your equipment (trainers, cycling shoes, snow shoes, boots, sandals) and start moving in a new direction, that's where your next adventure is waiting for you.
About the Korean-World Author
Brian has completed his second mountain bike journey, MongoliaX expedition - Crossing Mongolia 2012, an unsupported mountain bike MTB expedition across 2500km of Outer Mongolia from Ulanbaatar to Altai Taven-Bogd National Park bordering China, Russia and Mongolia.
In 2013, as a sequel to a trilogy of cycle tours, Brian enjoyed a more leisure bicycle tour onboard his Koga-Miyata World Traveller seeing the northern tier of the United States and western Canada covering 3400 kilometers / 2000 miles in 30 days. This North American cycle tour was called Totherocktour. Enjoying the adventure of bicycle travel and every great conversation started while traveling on the road - has refueled his inspirations to cycle around the Earth. In 2013, while he cycled solo from the Great Lake State of Michigan, United States to Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He weaved through local communities and reconnected with friends, family and community after spending almost a decade in Asia.
Brian is now supporting several non-profit foundations through expeditions: IDEAS Foundation of Canada IDEAS is the acronym for Intestinal Disease Education and Awareness Society which supports the IBD community, those suffering from IBD-inflammatory bowel disease, also known as Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis.
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