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alastair humphreys
(alastairhumphreys) - MLife

Locale: UK
"Microadventure" Challenge on 08/26/2011 02:25:07 MDT Print View

Hi guys!

Hopefully some of you will remember me from an article I wrote for BPL about crossing Iceland on foot and packraft (http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/iceland_packraft.html). Thanks for all the positive comments!

Anyway, what I have been working on this year is the idea of 'microadventures' - tiny little trips that anyone has the time, expertise or money to do, but which still get people out into the wild and challenge them.

I'm posting today to point out to BPL readers that I have teamed up with a great company called howies here in the UK and we have launched a competition. You can win £1000 of clothing and all you need to do is pack your rucksacks and go on a microadventure. A win-win situation! If you want more information please click here: http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/2011/08/microadventure-competition-howies/

Good Luck and Thanks!
Al

Edited by alastairhumphreys on 08/26/2011 09:01:46 MDT.

Jason Elsworth
(jephoto) - M

Locale: New Zealand
Microadventure" Challenge on 08/26/2011 03:43:25 MDT Print View

I have really been enjoying the excellent micro adventure videos you have been posting on your blog and you have inspired me to do some of my own over the next few months.

alastair humphreys
(alastairhumphreys) - MLife

Locale: UK
Cheers on 08/26/2011 03:47:02 MDT Print View

Thanks Jason - I really appreciate that!

Hope you can enter one from NZ into the competition?

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
"Microadventure" Challenge" on 08/26/2011 07:49:26 MDT Print View

Alastair,

I've also thoroughly enjoyed your Year of the Microadventure series, been following you over at Vimeo for a while now since finding your Iceland trek film, which was stellar by the way. This is a great contest, thanks for putting this on, hopefully the people will strike out and share their experiences.

alastair humphreys
(alastairhumphreys) - MLife

Locale: UK
Vimeo on 08/26/2011 07:50:51 MDT Print View

Thanks Eugene!
I've been working really hard on the video stuff. It's not easy when you are having to film yourself.
This one was particularly hard - especially the riverbank shots!
http://vimeo.com/27828281

Stamati Anagnostou
(yeoldehipster) - F

Locale: New England
who won? on 12/18/2011 22:31:04 MST Print View

Resurrecting this to ask, "Who won?"

Aidan Kerr
(akerr) - F

Locale: Northeast
Re: who won? on 12/19/2011 13:02:05 MST Print View

Looks like they have the winners posted at this link...

http://www.alastairhumphreys.com/2011/11/microadventure-competition-winners/

Stamati Anagnostou
(yeoldehipster) - F

Locale: New England
thanks on 12/21/2011 15:04:50 MST Print View

Thanks, Aiden!