Alastair Humphreys left England in August 2001 to cycle round the world. After more than 1500 days and 46,000 miles spanning 5 continents and 60 countries, he arrived home having spent his student loans (which funded the entire trip). His journey, as well as a quest for adventure, helped to raise the profile of the charity Hope and Homes for Children . When scores of people have visited the Poles and £30,000 is needed to get up Everest, Alastair s expedition was refreshingly original. Alone on the road for four years, in countries few people visit, enduring an 85° C temperature range, Alastair survived on a total of just £7,000. This was an expedition of self-belief and optimism rather than satellite hook-ups and lucrative sponsorship. Thunder & Sunshine is the story of Alastair s journey from South Africa back to Yorkshire, via the whole of the Americas, South to North, then Siberia in winter, Japan, and back through China, Central Asia and Europe.
Alastair Humphreys is a British Adventurer, Author and Blogger. He spent over 4 years cycling round the world, a journey of 46,000 miles through 60 countries and 5 continents.
More recently Alastair has walked across southern India, run 6 marathons through the Sahara desert, completed a crossing of Iceland, and participated in an expedition in the Arctic, close to the magnetic North Pole. He has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and is currently training for a return journey to the South Pole.
He is a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
Alastair has written 5 books.