The most important thing we ever learn at school is the fact that the most...– Haruki Murakami
Special Valentines Delivery!
Leading up to Valentines Day, not only do 100% of Kindle sales of DATE go to our favourite charity CoppaFeel! but Dave will personally deliver all paperback orders within London’s Zones 1 & 2! He might even consider some Zone 3 deliveries too! He’s in training for a series of new challenges in 2012 so delivering copies of DATE around town helps everyone! So if you order a copy of...
The Fastest Cycle Around the World: Interview with...
Every Tuesday Orla O’Muiri takes a close look at the UK’s Adventure Community and picks out an inspirational expeditioner for a chat about their work. Sean Conway is going to speed around the world via bike and people have got to start getting more excited about this. Because he is not the only one doing it, there are quite a few. Therefore this is a race like you have never seen before. All are...
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Become a Adventure Intern: 2012 Programme
In 2011 I set up an Internship Programme to both widen the scope of Expedition1000 and allow some skills to trickle down through direct engagement with my projects. Between February and December 2011 twenty-one volunteers dedicated varying amounts of time towards expedition planning and logistics, documentary making, photography, web design, sponsorship sourcing, idea generation, marketing,...
The Zone One Adventure! Tom Allen & Andy Welch’s brilliant little documentary about circumnavigating central London’s Zone One by packraft, bicycle and on foot. Superb project that shows that we can all have an adventure, even in a city. > Follow Tom on Twitter > Follow Andy on Twitter
Al and I share similar colouring and occasionally get mistaken for each other so...– Dave Cornthwaite on being asked to host the Night of Adventure for Hope & Homes, 20th February in London - buy tickets here
Andy Campbell - Around the World by Wheelchair
Every Tuesday Orla O’Muiri takes a close look at the UK’s Adventure Community and picks out a golden nugget of a story for this blog. This week she talks to Andy Campbell about what could be the expedition of 2012… Eight years ago Andy Campbell fell from the cliff face he was scaling. When his body collided with the ground beneath he was immediately paralysed from the waist down and...
Telegraph Adventure Travel Show, Olympia
I’m giving THREE talks on Sunday 29th January at the Telegraph Adventure Travel Show at Olympia. And they’re ALL different! 1) 10:30: Telegraph Adventure Theatre - The Bucket List. 70% funny. 30% motivational. 2) 15:00: Incredible Journeys Theatre - Adventurous Motivation. 40% - 60% 3) 16:00: How to Go on a Big Adventure, with Belinda Kirk. 100% Brilliant. If you plan on coming,...
Love Date, Love CoppaFeel!
Help us raise £’s for CoppaFeel! With Valentines Day approaching I thought I’d share the love around, and I need your help. Between now and 14th February I’ve lowered the price of DATE on Kindle, and I’m asking EVERYONE to buy it. EVERYONE! Yes, that includes you! You can read a Kindle book on your Kindle, or any iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, Android phone, Mac or PC with the...
Gear Review: Hammock Bliss Sky Tent
I’ve been four months fallow, scraping together memories from one expedition, tidying up long-lost words from another and turning them into a book, and then looking to the future in a slow, measured process to decide just what is right for 2012. When rubber stamping plans for a new journey I consider two things: 1) Will I enjoy it? 2) What’s the value? More often than not 2)...
Get a copy of Date in paperback
It’s a real privilege to now have two books in print and I’m really happy to be supporting breast cancer awareness through Coppafeel! with every copy of DATE sold, whether in paperback or on Kindle. If you’d like to read some reviews before you buy, here they are. If you’d like to read a sample, click the book cover here I’d love your feedback on Amazon once...
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Row for Freedom - The Women who took on the...
Every Tuesday Orla O’Muiri takes a close look at the UK’s Adventure Community and picks out a golden nugget of a story for this blog. This week five inspirational women and one huge ocean, all part of a Row for Freedom. * On the 7th of December, five women from across the globe set out to conquer an ocean. The first all female crew are currently attempting to row the 3000 mile...
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The Tales of Adventure - Jan 12th 2012
Tomorrow (Thursday 12th January) at The George on the Strand I’m lucky enough to be speaking alongside two inspirational blokes. Host and organiser Chris Martin, who himself has rowed just a couple of oceans, says it’s looking to be a busy evening but if you have a spare hour or two things kick off at 6:30pm - tickets on the door Meet Alex Flynn Alex was diagnosed with...
How not to write an application
So, I have a team of crack interns to volunteer their very own hours to help me organise adventures. They’re basically ninjas. But I’m picky, yeah. So when an application like this comes in forgive me for being a little negative: Subject: photography This is where you sell yourself: i own a camara. otherwise nothin fancy What do you think. Should I take them on?
Sail from Mexico to Hawaii, March 2012
On December 19th 2009 I reached the Southern Ocean in my kayak, Nala, having descended the 2479km length of Australia’s Murray River. A few days later I found myself on Australia’s West Coast, recuperating, figuring out my next steps and sploshing around in the Indian Ocean on a daily basis. One day, I jumped in my kayak and paddled away from land until I was nothing more than a dot...
1001club asked: Hi Dave. One of my friends told me about you and I've just watched the speech you gave at TEDx Bath. I wanted to say how inspired I feel after reading about your adventures and seeing your example that you don't need to be locked down in a job you hate. I actually started up a blog 6 months ago (1001club. com) where me and some friends are trying to do 1001 alternative activities each...