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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l63SRpGXBHE[/youtube] McCain is right, one can’t trust a man who has been seen in the company of criminals.
Last year I wrote about my friend John Lake, who battled his way past brain tumours, depression, suicide bids and time in mental institutions to run the London Marathon and in some way find his purpose again. John took something from that day and, to abuse a pun, he ran with it. On September 7th […]
[googlevideo]-5784740380335567758[/googlevideo] Professor Randy Pausch was three months and 12 days into his three-to-six months of good health left after Doctors diagnosed him with Pancreatic Cancer. This incredibly useful talk is made all the more poignant by the fact that this is a man who truly knows what it means to have limited time.
[youtube]zXuzy0k9mZQ[/youtube] Footage from the yacht race I was a part of in 2000 has made its way on to youtube. Marvel at our death-defying feats, and see if you can catch the blink-and-you’ll miss it footage of me cowering below decks under my duvet with my teddybear firmly in my grip.
The last six years of my life have been so singlemindedly focused on the poles, so caught up with snow, cold and ice that I sometimes manage to forget that there is a polar opposite to this world. Recently I was lucky enough to head briefly down to Naples, Florida where i met some incredible […]
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There is always a question for me as to how we perceive talent when it is something that is difficult to measure mathematically. With a sprinter we can measure his time, but it becomes progressively more difficult with more abstract things such as musical talent that rely on perception. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book Blink, he […]
There’s a certain blog paralysis that creeps in after a certain amount of time has passed that makes going back to the blog yet more difficult. The urge to precis events is suffocated beneath yet more events, none of which necessarily make for a particularly coherent story. On reflection, I have decided to provide some […]
Ben and I are big believers in pushing your boundaries, buy and like to think that on occasion we walk the walk. However, cheap I doff my cap and tug my forelock to the Burmese python that swallowed an alligator whole. The act of eating the Alligator did cause the python to explode, but definitely […]
Strong contender for world’s most inspirational person Sunny Bates has launched her latest project: Pheeder. This is web 2.0 for phones, call up leave a message and all your friends (or whoever you want) will automatically receive a voice mail with your message. This is a fantastic way to keep up with your extended social […]
Release your inner Jackson Pollock.
It is for moments such as this that youtube was invented. (Via).
Scarily impressive speed climbing. (Via).
The polar world is lucky to have many of its greatest exponents given the kind of accolades they deserve, Borge Ousland, Robert Swan and Sir Ranulph Fiennes to name but a few. However, there are also some who have achieved incredible things and yet go largely unsung. Geoff Somers was a great mentor to me […]