After the amazing success of the New York Spare Seat we decided to try the same approach with Scotland and offer everyday people the chance to join us for an adventure. This time we would feature the stunning paddling of the Great Glenn Canoe Trail originally known as the Caledonian Canal.  Our... more

Canoeing the Yukon River


The Yukon River is one of the most iconic rivers in Canada and North America and is known for its access to one of the world’s last unspoilt wilderness areas. It has been etched in history with the titanic struggles of the ‘Stampeder’s’ (prospectors) who rushed... more

Juneau to Whitehorse via the Chilkoot Trail


My third expedition to Alaska, Northern Canada and the Yukon was about linking up my two previous expeditions. I had already sea kayaked from Vancouver Island to Glacier bay, Alaska, via Juneau and also canoed 700 miles of the Yukon River from... more

Cycling the Sahara Desert by Surly Fat Bike

The plan was simple, cycle by Fat Bike from Marrakech over the Atlas Mountains at Col De Tichka and head to the famous high dunes at Merzouga  The weather was warm and inviting but quickly changed to tough conditions climbing to 2,400 metres with bikes weighing almost 35 kgs with water, food and... more

6 members of the Big 5 Kayak Team paddled some of the worst winter conditions that the UK has seen for many decades to paddle 184 miles from Cricklade in Wiltshire to near the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, near Dartford. The team ages ranged from 14 year old Aaron Buckingham, already a potential... more

Driving down to Lands End proved to be something of a magical mystery tour. As with the running theme of many of our challenges it coincided with some of the worst weather on record. We arrived at Lands End and did the touristy bits, the visitor centre, Sennan Cove and other Cornish Treasures. ... more

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