In 2009 Belinda Kirk established Explorers Connect to help people live more adventurously. Belinda is a Guinness World Record holding expedition leader and has many years of expedition experience. Belinda also founded the. ). She has walked across Nicaragua, searched for camels in the Desert of Death, discovered new rock paintings in Lesotho, rowed around Britain in a rowing boat, led numerous youth development expeditions and managed remote trips worldwide (for among others Ray Mears and Bear Grylls). Belinda is a huge believer in the power of the outdoors on our mental health and happiness and tells us here that it is always the first big adventure that will change your life.read full interview
Jimmy has been doing triathlon for many years, but only in a wheelchair since a climbing accident in 2004. He is a former commando and had an accident whilst rock-climbing in Wales that left him permanently paralysed from the chest down. His fellow climber and former girlfriend tragically died in the accident. Two months after discharge from hospital he completed the standard distance event at the London Triathlon, and in 2006 he completed an unaided ascent of Kilimanjaro using an arm-powered all-terrain hand bike. Here he tells Uneasy no settle how his time as a commando prepared him for any tough challenge life throws his way and how his father’s surplus chocolate bars leftover from his mountain climbing expeditions inspired his future adventures.read full interview
Levison Wood is a British explorer, writer and photographer. His work has featured around the world. Wood has recently travelled from Russia to Iran, and previously walked the length of the Himalayas, a six-month journey of over 1,700 miles from Afghanistan to Bhutan, which was televised on Channel 4 as a five part documentary series, airing in 2016. His accompanying book 'Walking The Himalayas' has been published across the globe. Levison also walked the length of the river Nile - an expedition of 4,000 miles that took nine months and was also documented to critical acclaim. His book ‘Walking the Nile’ was a Sunday Times bestseller. His work has taken him around the world leading expeditions on five continents and he is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club.read full interview
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