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Are you up for a daily outdoors challenge?

Written by Fiona March 29 2012

I like people with grand plans, especially in the outdoors. Tim Moss, the founder of thenextchallenge.org and world record holder for longest distance travelled on a rickshaw, is such a person.

From May 14 to 18, he is calling for all of us to have a week of everyday adventures. The adventure week coincides with the launch of his new book, How To Get to the North Pole – and other iconic adventures. (Nice publicity stunt!)

Every day, for one week, Tim will set a challenge from his website, www.thenextchallenge.org The challenge can be interpreted by every individual according to their abilities, ambitions and pleasures.

For instance, on Monday May 14, Tim is suggesting you Start Your Day A Different Way.

  • You could choose to travel to work by bike rather than car
  • You might walk the kids another route to school – even if it is out of the way – so they have fresh landmarks to look at and more fresh air
  • If you work from home you might finally hike that hill that you have always fancied before sitting down to a day at the computer.

Whatever you choose to do, the idea is to dare yourself to step away from the path well trodden and treat yourself to a new experience each day for one week.

Tim will also be taking on his own challenges and blogging about them on his site. He will always publicise his location in case anyone wants to join him in his pursuits but be warned, as a professional adventurer, he will be setting a daring pace.

Bit about Tim:

Adventurer Tim Moss

Adventurer Tim Moss

He’s a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and has worked for the British Schools Exploring Society. His own adventures include the first  ascents of mountains in Kyrgystan, Russia and Bolivia; travelling around the world in 80 ways; and swimming the Thames. He has organised and supported 100 expeditions on all seven continents including the Women’s Commonwealth South Pole Expedition and Sarah Outen’s human-powered-around-the-world trip. Tim believes strongly that adventuring should be widely available to anyone. He lives in London.

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