Ocean of Garbage
Earning your Journey
I’m reaching the surface. For months I’ve been planning and preparing for this next expedition, I was even interviewing potential team members as I pedalled the Bikecar through the South, but now most of the hard work is done. There are a number of factors that deter people from going on expeditions, but most have no idea about the hardest bit. The making it happen. It’s not...
Fear is the workout we give ourselves imagining what will happen if things...– Seth Godin
Trestles to TJ: Paddling with Purpose
With only 18 days to go until I jump in the South Dakotan Missouri and start a long swim to St Louis I find myself off the West Coast of the USA with a crowd of truly inspirational scientists, change-makers, adventurers and sportsmen and women. We’re paddling from Trestles to TJ, 70 miles of Southern Californian coastline, to raise awareness of water quality issues and the upcoming...
If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It’s lethal.– - Paulo Coelho
Home and Away
‘I’ll always be that bear,’ said Mum, the corners of her mouth ever so slightly upturned as we hurtled down country lanes towards Banbury, leaving my parent’s house and the closest thing I can call ‘home’ behind. I won’t be back for at least a year. At the train station we hug before I lug drybags onto shoulders and stroll off to the ticket machine. She waits longer than usual before driving off...
blahblahbollocks asked: Thanks Dave, that's incredibly useful! If I may be so bold as to ask a second and final question: how did you discover your unique selling point for sponsorship? All the best with your adventure, I'm very envious!
Swim1000 Launch Party for CoppaFeel!
It’s time to launch Swim1000. We’d like to invite you to a party this Wednesday 18th evening from 7pm. I’ll be announcing the concept of Swim1000, introducing you to the marvellous team who will be paddling the full 1000 miles of the Lower Missouri as I swim. Also speaking will be Kris Hallenga, founder of CoppaFeel!, the charity for whom Swim1000 aims to raise a mammoth...
Gareth Jones and Aaron Servenak are preparing for an expedition called Brazil9000. Here’s a film about a trip they did in the Amazon last year, if this year’s movie is anything to go by we’re in for a treat… You can find out more at skeetolounge.com or follow the boys at facebook.com/skeetolounge
Too many people live the same year 80 times and call it life– Robin Sharma
The key to doing new things? Say yes more than you say no.
Dreams are nothing if you don’t act on them
Worried about Andy going to Afghanistan on Sunday. Worried about you going into...– Mummy Cornthwaite gets to dealing with the things her sons put her through
1,000 miles is a bloody long way in anyone’s book, so I thought I’d...– From an interview with Dave Cornthwaite with GapYearDotCom - read the interview here
Sail, Explore, Dive & Survey - Pacific Island Trip
Have yourself the adventure of a lifetime this Summer with Pangaea Explorations as they explore one of the most interesting anthropological projects in the Pacific. Places available - click here to read more!
An Interview with GapYear.Com
An interview with Dave Cornthwaite; Mr Expedition1000 Dave Cornthwaite is a bit of a gapyear.com legend. You’ve probably never heard of him before, but in about 10 minutes you’ll think he’s a bit of a legend too. Why? Well, it’s because he’s a legend, isn’t it!? Dave is 32-years-old and has a ginger beard. He’s also an adventurer, author, and film-maker,...
It's always the weekend...
I’ve always valued building relationships throughout my career. The majority of companies, small businesses and sometimes even sole-traders you’ll see supporting my expeditions may never have crossed your radar, but each and every one of them has taken the time to offer support and friendship, ultimately making success much more likely down the line. This Summer’s expedition is...