Our favourite adventurer blogs
03/04/2019 News | Blog
When it’s cold and grey outside, it can be tough getting motivated to explore the great outdoors. Luckily, there are a wide variety of exciting and well-written blogs by professional adventurers out there – perfect for inspiration. Whether they compel you to plan a challenging climb over a faraway mountain or a trip to the kitchen for a fresh cup of tea, they’ll always get you clicking to find out more. Here are our favourites.
Seasoned survivalist and Scout Ambassador, Megan Hine, has an intense love for adventure. She fearlessly goes into each with the same enthusiasm, whether it takes place in sticky humidity or bone-chilling cold. She’s survived killer snakes, a lion attack, and a chase through the jungle, and when you watch an adventurer on television, the likelihood is that Megan tested the adventure for them first. She’s written a book to take aspiring adventurers into the ‘Mind of a Survivor’, and keeps a blog to keep her fans updated. Here she shares her thoughts on how age shouldn’t be a barrier to having an adventure.
Wild Wolf Explorers
The Wild Wolf Explorer Scout Unit is led by an award winning team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. They’re only in their tenth year – having been started in 2009 by their leader Marlon, who still leads them today – but they’ve established a great blog that gives insight into all of their adventures. These span local sights, such as Snowdon and Cornwall, and also farther flung parts of the world, such as the Swiss Alps. Read this account from three members who earned their Explorer Belt by walking along the German Iron Curtain Trail (eating large quantities of ice cream on the way) here.
If you have a taste for adventures compellingly written and beautifully photographed, Alastair Humphreys is the adventurer for you. In this particular blog, he follows in the footsteps of a young Englishman from the early 20thcentury who explored Spain, paying his way with a violin. Prior to the adventure, Alastair didn’t play the violin or any other instrument – but he didn’t let that stop him. He simply bought a violin and got on with it. Follow his adventures here.
Since joining Scouts as a Cub, Scout Ambassador Ed Stafford has made a career out of the sense of adventure gained there. He holds the world record for the longest jungle expedition ever undertaken, is the first man to have ever walked the length of the Amazon River, and more recently, slept rough for 60 days in an effort to highlight the homelessness crisis. Ed selflessly shows viewers the conditions rough sleepers experience, demonstrating the kind of empathy all Scouts strive to have. Keep up with Ed here.
The Adventure Junkies
The Adventure Junkies aren’t just into adventuring; they want everyone else to get involved too. They pride themselves on knowing what they’re doing and gladly share that information on their blog with loads of detail. Whether you’re keen to start climbing, want to kayak down some rapids or are braving wintry peaks to take part in snow sports, the Adventure Junkies have you covered with lots of free resources. You can find their helpful adventure guidance here.