Category: There Are Other Rivers

“Self-publishing is an opportunity for simplicity, hard work and personal responsibility.”

“Self-publishing is an opportunity for simplicity, hard work and personal responsibility.”

Alastair Humphreys (There Are Other Rivers)

“Each time I succeed at something I thought would be difficult I expand my boundaries and horizons a…”

“Each time I succeed at something I thought would be difficult I expand my boundaries and horizons a fraction.”

Alastair Humphreys (There Are Other Rivers)

“Perhaps that is part of the appeal of taking on challenges in wild landscapes. Do it for the doing,…”

“Perhaps that is part of the appeal of taking on challenges in wild landscapes. Do it for the doing, not the praise of others. And don’t be put off trying something big by the fear of failure and the sneers of people who have not done anything.”

Alastair Humphreys (There Are Other Rivers)

“Committing to something difficult is like stepping into a furnace, to blaze brightly and to emerge…”

“Committing to something difficult is like stepping into a furnace, to blaze brightly and to emerge forged hard into someone distinct. It may not necessarily make me a better person, but it does sharpen my focus on who and what I am.”

Alastair Humphreys (There Are Other Rivers)

“A little time alone, afraid or forlorn is a worthwhile price to pay for feeling stronger, smarter…”

“A little time alone, afraid or forlorn is a worthwhile price to pay for feeling stronger, smarter and more alive.”

Alastair Humphreys (There Are Other Rivers)

“Time races on and I want to fill it with purpose.”

“Time races on and I want to fill it with purpose.”

Alastair Humphreys (There Are Other Rivers)

“But I also know that without adventure I find myself drifting. I don’t even treasure the…”

“But I also know that without adventure I find myself drifting. I don’t even treasure the things I miss when I am away. Another OK-but-not-great week. Another nice-but-not-memorable weekend. Not long until Christmas, to my next birthday, to my 40th, my 50th, retirement…”

Alastair Humphreys (There Are Other Rivers)

“At home, time is precious. Out here, I have cut everything unimportant, so I have bought back time….”

“At home, time is precious. Out here, I have cut everything unimportant, so I have bought back time. I have as much of it as I need.”

Alastair Humphreys (There Are Other Rivers)

“It’s good to be reminded that my normal life, my normal home and normal country are as…”

“It’s good to be reminded that my normal life, my normal home and normal country are as interesting as anywhere else when seen with fresh and open eyes.”

Alastair Humphreys (There Are Other Rivers)

“I want good food and the warm glow of the sun on my face. I want to visit beautiful places, see…”

“I want good food and the warm glow of the sun on my face. I want to visit beautiful places, see shooting stars on warm evenings and forget about life for a while. These are the joyful times. The good times.”

Alastair Humphreys (There Are Other Rivers)