Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” — T.S Eliot


It all started when I was 10... And my parents lead by the ultimate example by taking leave from their 9 to 5, and moving our family of four onto our small sailboat to explore the Caribbean and learn about far-flung cultures, not returning back to normality again until I was 12. What happened in that period undoubtedly sealed my fate as an explorer and adventurer.

Since then, I've travelled six continents, solo. I have cycled around Europe, paddled through the South American jungle, ran marathons on four continents, hiked throughout Asia, trekked in Patagonia, dived with sharks, surfed in the North Sea, competed in numerous adventure races, and lived in five countries. I believe that everyone has the spirit of an explorer within them, and that adventures are constantly at our fingertips. While some of my adventures have been epic, year-long expeditions, others have been equally gruelling micro-adventures, only hours away from the comfort of home. My goal in sharing my adventures is to inspire more individuals to go find their own adventure. 

Whatever your ability and availability, get outside, and go find an adventure. 

I recently sat down in the big comfy chair with INSPIREDINBURGH to chat all things adventure, life, how I got here and where I'm going.

For speaking enquiries, please get in touch!

Writing - Recent posts around the web

Sidetracked - Mountains of Heaven

Casquette - 'A Woman Alone? A Recipe for RAPE'- An open response to this YouTube commenter

Bikepacker - Bikepacking the Balkans, 9 Highlights from 9 Countries

TranScotland Race Report

My first book, Keep the Sea to the Right, is out now! Get yours here.

Upcoming Events:

Edinburgh Book Festival - August 21

Running Across the Atlas Mountains! - October

Kendal Mountain Festival - November 16-19

National Running Show - January 20-21