Nothing sums up my love for adventure kayaking more than my recent trip down the Humla Karnali (see trip report here). All the elements that make kayaking trips so incredible came together to form a fantastic experience and I am going to try and define and share them with you. I...Read More
Wow, quite a day. I actually completed an ironman- and almost enjoyed it all! I knew it was going to be a long old day when we were still up at 11pm seeing in Tuesday’s competitors stumble into the rugby club! I took a bit of comfort after meeting Justin as he too had...Read More
This report is written as a practical account of our trip that we hope will be of use to other teams attempting the river and an interesting flick though for anyone else. Our trip was scrambled together from a dream in my head after meeting Colin and Paul in Pokhara for the...Read More
Hi my name is Graham and welcome to VenturesomeLiving,
VenturesomeLiving is the hub for my personal endeavours and projects. I want to inform, inspire and unite people to fulfil themselves through the medium of adventure and ventursome activities.
If you would like me to come and talk to you group then please do get in touch. I can do tailored talks for school groups, adventure evenings, scouts, clubs or teams!
“What can I say, the level of new adventures for Graham, is only matched by his enthusiastic recounting of tales, accompanied with excellent images and odd
In no particular order….
1. Heli skiing/snowboarding
2. Learn to kitesurf
3. Lean to speak Spanish proper
4. Do an Ironman
5. Run a location unspecfic lifestyle business.
6. Kayak the Stikine
Descending wild, un-navigated and unseen white water rivers in the depth of the Venezuelan jungle. This was my first real expedition. My first time being really remote. These were my first lucky escapes. All of which have only really become apparent with hindsight.Read More
Trying to make a living or career out of stuff your're passionate about is all about projects I reckon. Not being an entrepreneur from day one or sitting down to start a business from scratch.Read More
I was very pleased last week to have my blog “ Babu’s Bootstrapper Guide to Achieving the Impossible” published on EscTheCity. Babu’s story is incredible, much more than just your average adventurer. He radiates something special and I am fascinated by what I (and hopefully lots of other people!) can learn from him. Trying to work out just how he does it is a challenge. It’s some-what hidden by cultural differences , his hugely modest nature and the fact that the characteristics are just Babu being Babu! Even since this blog has been published I...Read More
Last week I put on 2 evenings for Sano Babu to share his incredible film Hanuman Airlines (you probaly herd me harp on about this in several other posts!)Read More
It been over 8 years since I competed at canoe slalom. It hard to comprehend this as I have never gone very long with remembering the great times that competing at the sport gave me. Not to mention the way it set me up to travel and explore rivers all over the world with confidence. I was delighted when I had the opportunity to thank my parents for all their hard work driving me around the country when I was competeing by taking them to the Olympic Games to see the guys in action. It was quite incredible to think that all the team competing at the Games had been hard at it competing...Read More
Nothing sums up my love for adventure kayaking more than my recent trip down the Humla Karnali (see trip report here). All the elements that make kayaking trips so incredible came together to form a fantastic experience and I am going to try and define and share them with you. I would be keen to hear your thoughts in the comments below. What makes expedition-kayaking trips so incredibly addictive? 1. Absorbing, relishing and respecting the hype and history. 2. Winging, blagging and negotiating the logistics. 3. Hiking, portaging, hucking and boofing the Adventure. 4....Read More
As you may have seen from this post my friend Babu from Nepal is coming back to the UK in August before heading back to Nepal. I have been orgainsing a series of film showings for him to show his epic film Hanuman Airlines and generally spread the word of rather amazing chap. It gives me great pleasure to announce that the first one in my home village of East Horsley! Here is a little teaser “In April 2011, Sano Babu and Lakpa Sherpa launched a paraglider from Mount Everests summit and kayaked the Ganges to the Indian Ocean. Later in the year they won the National Geographic’s...Read More