We then had a break, on the lawn of the RGS, playing Siamese croquet (having not played much standard croquet I am afraid that I am unaware as to how the Siamese aspect plays a part!) just outside the Map Room. It was a great venue to chat to fellow Adventurists, knowing that it was here that some of the world’s great achievements had been planned, with portraits of Hillary and Livingstone looking down, and a huge model of the Everest massif in the corner.
I am a passionate believer in ‘if you can dream it you can do it’, and carry Walt Disney’s wise words close to my heart in every step of my creative journey. As Artistic Director of 4Motion Dance Theatre Company, along side co-founder Artistic Director Dean Soden, I find myself actively seeking for the dream to guide and take me… Read more →
It isn’t often that I’ve found myself in a conversation discussing a boat, a goat and a little known country in West Africa.
But whilst we love to dance on the edge, we are most definitely not crazy, nor irresponsible. While pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone and into areas most people pale at the thought of, we draw on every available resource to make smart decisions. The overriding aim of every day freeriding is to make it home so we can do it all over again tomorrow. A junkie with a brain: with the right decisions a freerider can stay high for decades.
At heart it’s a simple, natural idea; to circumnavigate the globe under human power, but to consider doing so by multiple means and in such a way that makes you shake your head at the audacity of it all, well, it takes someone special to pull it off. Sarah Outen has never just been a talker. From the moment she conceived the idea of kayaking, rowing, and cycling around the world her poor Mum was resigned to the fact that not only would her daughter leave when she promised, but she’d never waiver from a commitment to taking on a continuous journey that is likely to keep her away from home for two and a half years.