Good Things on the Internet Part One: Blogs

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Here are a few blogs that I have enjoyed reading...

1. Alastair Humphreys


Who is he?
Al Humperdink is a round-the-world cyclist who is now eeking out a living for himself as a writer and motivational speaker. His abition is to be a sort of proffessional adventurer. His recent adventures have been on a smaller scale (six week walks) but include several interesting approaches such as using carrying an inflatable pack-raft in his rucksack.
What does he write about?
He writes about his expeditions with a focus on photography, motivation, and his emotional response to the journeys. He often quotes from literature, poetry and old duffer explorers. Many of his posts refer to other adventurers and he has contributions of photography and guest posts. He writes a huge number of posts, almost one a day.
Some good posts

Make a living doing what you love

2. Andy Kirkpatrick


Who is he?
A very very funny man. Also a mountaineer with a penchant for hard, dangerous big-wall climbing. His mountaineering lectures are more like stand up and well worth seeing.
What does he write about?
He writes about climbing, writing, his life and things that amuse, iritate or interest him. He writes informatively about climbing and outdoor equipment and techniques. He writes about his hatred for William Shatner, Ben Fogle and Bear Gryls. He often will dwell on the humourous and uncomfortable aspects of climbing.
Some good posts

Rock Me Sexy Jesus

3. Ride Earth

Who is he?

Tom Allen is a cyclist who set off on a round the world trip but became entangled, and married, in the middle east.
What does he write about?
Cycling in some out of the way spots like Sudan, Iran, Yemen, Syria and Mongolia. Ranting about life, polotics, the environment, culture, history, and also practical stuff like photography, equipment,
Some good posts
Finance for a big trip
4. The Hungry Cyclist

Who is he?
Another Tom. This one is a bit of a foodie. His cycle tours are often spent searching for local recipes and the perfect meal.
What does he write about?
Food, travel and cycling in the Americas, Europe and SE Asia. He's pretty handy with a camera too.
Some good posts
5. Dave McLeod

Who is he?
A Scottish climber who put up an E11 on Dunbarton Rock in Glasgow at the time the hardest rock climb in the world. His trials were made into a really good film called E11. Dave comes across as the humblest bloke you can imagine but his hard work is inspiring stuff. He is an all round climber going for hard trad climbing, bouldering, sports climbs and winter climbing.
What does he write about?
Climbing. Particularly about the physical training, the mentality of climbing and philosophising on the risk. He is an advocate of setting and acheiving goals.
Some good posts

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