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MasterBullshitter171 karma

He said AMA. He never said he'd answer.

tjuk7 karma

He did. Just here... to be fair this isn't the most intuitive system to throw yourself into, lots of great IAmA are thwarted by confusion at how Reddit works.

alastairhumphreys2 karma


JustLikeSteveSmith95 karma

As a person who too wants to be an Adventurer, how do I get started?

alastairhumphreys3 karma

My main advice is to begin by taking a journey / expedition that excites you and challenges you. That is the best start point for generating good stories which are the key to eventually earning a living from your adventures.

PersonneA22 karma

As an adventurer, how do you make a living ?

alastairhumphreys3 karma

I make my living from writing books and magazine articles and also by giving talks.

logboy9 karma

3 hours and not a single question answered, not even a comment unrelated to a question.

You're doing it wrong, Alastair.

alastairhumphreys3 karma


gladizh7 karma

How do you get the money if you want to adventure like?

How do you get a job as an adventurer? Is there a school of adventuring?

alastairhumphreys3 karma

I earn my money from writing, speaking and photography.

UndeadCat3 karma

What does your business card say?

alastairhumphreys3 karma

Adventurer, Author, Motivational Speaker

lordoftheopenflies2 karma

How was it like rowing with Marin Medak? can you describe how you passed your time during your trip across the Atlantic?

alastairhumphreys2 karma

It was great - we got on very well. The life on a rowing boat is monotonous but also passes quite quickly as every two hours you change shift. We laughed a lot and had a good time.

Da_Thatch2 karma

As someone on a budget, is there anywhere in North America you feel is worth checking out above other options?

alastairhumphreys2 karma

I'd suggest setting off from your front door on a bicycle and exploring from there.

chevlet1 karma

What do you look for every time you head out on a new adventure? Is there something you're trying to get out of everything you're doing?

alastairhumphreys2 karma

I like new style of journeys in new places.

genlock1 karma

Hello, Mr. Humphreys, thanks for this AMA! First of all, you have a majestic name. Secondly, you've got a very nice website and I really like your Ted talk. link for the lazy

As for the question, what place in the world would you say that you can live forever?

alastairhumphreys2 karma


lordoftheopenflies1 karma

Other than breaking your foot, what were the worst things that happened to you during the Marathon des Sables?

alastairhumphreys2 karma

Everything else was great! I loved it.

vikingofamerica1 karma

What adventurers from history inspire you? Do you enjoy your work? Favorite country? Favorite "ethnic food"?

alastairhumphreys2 karma

Captain Scott. Yes! Iceland Georgian