Alastair Humphreys – Busking for Bocadillos
Following in the footsteps of Laurie Lee, Al set out to walk through Spain with only a violin, and a modest repertoire of elementary tunes. Along the way he experienced vulnerability and uncertainty, but also extraordinary kindness on “The most frightening adventure I have done in years”.
Johannus Kallsgard – The Farmer at the Edge of the World
Jóhannus Kallsgard lives on Kalsoy, one of 18 islands in the North Atlantic that make up the Faroe Islands. Sheep farming in the Atlantic Ocean, where they have recorded wind speed of up to 280km/hr, is not without its challenges, but it does offer a peaceful existence.
Erling Kagge – Walking
Erling Kagge has been walking since he was thirteen months old. He has walked to the North Pole, to the South Pole, and to the top of Mount Everest. He has walked through the sewers of New York and the tunnels of Los Angeles, and he walks to work everyday in his hometown of Oslo. Erling’s new book, Walking, is about the love of exploration, the delight of discovery and the equilibrium that can be found in this most simple of activities.
Anonymous – Escaping the Pyramids
What is urban exploration? The tabloids would have you believe that it’s teenagers dangling from cranes on building sites, but the reality is very different. Over decades, a group of larger-than-life characters have carved out a lifestyle that you might consider a work of fiction.
Aldo Kane – Unseen Enemy
In this dispatch, Aldo dives deep into his experience in West Africa helping document the 2014 outbreak of the Ebola virus, and talks about his appetite for risk, and how the reality on the ground differed dramatically to the story the world’s media were telling.
Nick Bullock – A Climber’s Voyage
The first in our ongoing series of book recitals, climber Nick Bullock reads from his 2018 book Tides; a treasury of his antics with some of the world’s leading climbers, pushing the limits on serious routes around the globe.