Welcome to the Adventure Network blog. This site is intended so that people can share their adventures, big or small, with other like-minded people.

It is my intention to post topics on this site in order to provide people with ideas and inspiration to plan and undertake their own adventures.

I'm rather new at this so please bear with me. I hope you enjoy the site.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

London 2 London via the world

Adventurer Sarah Outen will set out from Tower Bridge, London on 1st April 2011 to circumnavigate the globe using human power only. She will travel around the world to raise money and awareness for four different charities by Boat, Sea Kayak and Bike, returning to where she set out, Tower Bridge, around 30 months after her departure.

Sarah, 25, is no stranger to adventure. Amongst other epic trips she was the first women and the youngest person, at 23 years old, to row single handed across the Pacific Ocean.

People can follow her progress throughout this amazing adventure at: http://www.sarahouten.com/

Chris M

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Crossing the Atacama Desert for Help for Heroes

Sophie Collet, a 26 year old Physiotherapist and ultra marathon runner will be competing in the Atacama Desert Crossing in Chile, 5 to 11 March 2011, to raise money for Help for Heroes. The event consists of running six marathons in six days and she hopes to raise £8,000 in the process

Todate she has already completed the Marathon des Sables, the Brazil Jungle Marathon, the Gobi March, the Yukon Artic Ultra 300, the Oner, the Thames Meander and the Jurassic Coastal Challenge.

Sophie says, "The Atacama Crossing is part of the 4 Deserts series which was named by TIME magazine as #2 on its list of the top 10 endurance competitions in the world.  The entire race will be held at least 1.6 kilometres above sea level.  The race will be run over a distance of 250 kilometres over six days, completing an average of a marathon a day, with a double marathon in the middle.  Competitors will be required to pass through up to 30 checkpoints during the event.  I will be carrying all my food, clothing and equipment for the race, with only a tent and water provided.  More than thirty-five countries are expected to be represented in the race including competitors from Brazil, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom."

Anyone interested in sponsoring Sophie can do so by visiting her Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/Sophie-Collett

Her progress can be followed throughout the event at: http://www.4deserts.com/atacamacrossing.

Good Luck Sophie.

Chris M