Athletes, explorers, adventurers, filmmakers and more - these are some of the exciting speakers you'll get to hear from on our tour.

Anna Taylor

Glasgow, Inverness, Banchory12th, 13th and 14th MayClimber with some impressive routes to her name! In 2021 Anna became the first woman to complete a self-powered round of every route that features in iconic guidebook ‘Classic Rock’. The 23-year-old from the Lake District cycled 2,400km and climbed over 10,000m during a journey that lasted 62 days and saw her solo most of the 83 routes. In 2020 joined an epic expedition led by Leo Houlding and climbed the 2,000ft (610m) sheer rock face of Mount Roraima, in Guyana, South America.

Anoushe Husain

Manchester21st AprilParaclimber, award-winner and all-round inspiration Anoushé Husain. Anoushé was born with her right arm missing below the elbow, is a cancer survivor, a Muslim who wears a headscarf, and she lives with invisible conditions. When she's not in the office, she trains as a paraclimber and uses her voice to talk about and challenge barriers and self-limiting beliefs. Anoushé doesn't let the issues she faces prevent her from working hard and achieving goals.

Brendon Prince

Southampton10th February Inspiring campaigner Brendon Prince who in 2021 successfully circumnavigated mainland Britain on his paddleboard! Completing the 2,500 mile challenge in 141 days. Brendon embarked on this epic challenge in order to raise awareness for water safety, men’s health and our marine environment.

Elise Downing

Nottingham 6th FebruaryA British adventurer who has run a 5,000 mile lap around the coast of Great Britain, carrying her kit on her back! Elise set off, with absolutely no ultra-running experience, unable to read a map and having never pitched a tent alone before. Over the 301 days that followed she developed a debilitating fear of farmyard animals, cried on a lot of beaches and saw Britain at its most wild and wonderful.

Jamie Ramsay

Penrith, Harrogate18th & 19th FebruaryAward-winning endurance adventure athlete and Cotswold Outdoor Ambassador Jamie Ramsay. Jamie has completed over 43,000km of human-powered adventuring in 31 countries and 25 different adventures. He will be sharing tales from his Atlantic to Andes cycle touring adventure. The journey started in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and passed through Paraguay before entering Bolivia and cycling over the Andes to the Salar de Uyuni and on to La Paz, covering 3700km in 28 days.

Gilly McArthur

Whitley Bay3rd JuneCold water swimmer, rock climber, and deep thinker - Gilly McArthur. Gilly will share her unique, heart-warming and enlightening perspective on the world. A story that takes us through a diverse career path and face-to-face with profound loss and grief that changed her, and how she now sees the world. The co-founder of Blue Mind Swim - Gilly inspires others to use cold water swimming to improve their mental wellbeing.

Helen Glover

Oxford12th February After taking up rowing just four years before the London 2012 Olympics, Helen Glover (alongside Heather Stanning) won Team GB’s first gold, becoming Britain’s first female rowers to win an Olympic title. A feat which they repeated four years later, after a 50-race winning streak. After stepping away from rowing to have three children, Helen returned to the team in 2021 with the goal of being the first mother to compete for the GB Rowing Team. Helen has a passion for adventure, and has since developed skills in kayaking, mountaineering plus attempting to combine the above with motherhood!

Richard Parks

Birmingham, Exeter & Llanelli25th February, 16th & 17th JuneRichard Parks has skied more solo, unsupported, and unassisted miles in Antarctica than anyone else in history and completed more solo, unsupported, and unassisted journeys from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole than anyone too. With a history of world record attempts. In 2011, he successfully became the first person to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and stand on the North and South pole in the same calendar year. A former Wales international rugby union player who believes that his expeditions must achieve a societal goal.

Sabrina Pace-Humphries

Bristol11th FebruaryCo-founder and trustee of community, campaigning group and charity, Black Trail Runners, a 42 year old mother of four and grandmother of two, a trail and mountain ultra running athlete, personal trainer and podcast host with a vision for a truly inclusive outdoors. Sabrina aims to break down the barriers to access the outdoors for people of colour.

Stephen Fabes

London13th March Around the world cyclist Stephen Fabes. From battling the arid deserts of Syria and Afghanistan to being detained in China on suspicion of espionage, Dr Stephen Fabes had a dramatic journey as he travelled 53,568 miles across 75 different countries over six years. He now encourages others to take on big adventures.

Matt Pycroft

Venue TBCMatt is a highly experienced filmmaker and photographer who specialises in working in remote and hostile environments. Matt has a passion for seeking out untold stories and thrives on creating narrative driven content, his fascination with people and story extends in to his work 'out of hours', and his spare moments are spent curating conversations with the world's most inspiring adventurers, explorers and individuals who live wild lives for the rapidly growing 'The Adventure Podcast'.

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