Ernest Instagram takeover with Alastair Humphreys

In the first of our new Ernest Instagram takeovers, we walk in the footsteps of adventurer Alastair Humphreys. 

 Riding the small but lung-bursting hills of the Downs in search of #microadventure locations. 

Riding the small but lung-bursting hills of the Downs in search of #microadventure locations. 

Adventurer, author and speaker Alastair Humphreys has cycled round the world, walked across India and rowed the Atlantic. But recently, he's been focusing his energies closer to home – encouraging people to follow his lead and embark on a series of microadventures.

A microadventure is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective. It is a chance to get outside, out of your comfort zone and to go somewhere you've never been. 

Follow Alastair's adventures this week on Instagram, then share your own experiences via the hashtag #microadventure on Twitter.

 Alastair demonstrating the concept of Type II fun, crossing a freezing stream in Iceland. Read more about Al's trans-Icelandic adventures in our first print issue, on sale late May.

Alastair demonstrating the concept of Type II fun, crossing a freezing stream in Iceland. Read more about Al's trans-Icelandic adventures in our first print issue, on sale late May.