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Karun: A Source To Sea Journey Along Iran’s Longest River

Today I’m very pleased to be able to share with you the first of a couple of teaser videos of Karun, the film I’ve recently been working on. For those who missed it, Leon and I travelled to Iran in the spring of 2014 in order to follow the longest river in Iran. This film, […]

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Spirit Of Adventure Story Of My Life

Something’s Happening In The World Of Adventure. And I’m Not Sure I Like It

Let me tell you a little story. A couple of years ago I was invited to give a talk in London. The details were vague, but the gist was this: a small, select group of people would really like to spend a couple of hours hearing about my adventures. In return for my talk, they […]

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Karun Source To Sea (2014)

Iran Part 4: A Final March to Abadan [PHOTOS]

A final dash on the bikes would bring us to the beginning of the fourth and final leg of our journey along the Karun. (Start with Part 1 if you’re new to this series.) With visas ticking (ever the bane of the Westerner in a restrictive country with endless potential for travel), we returned the bicycles to their owner […]

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Karun Source To Sea (2014)

Iran Part 3: Pedalling To Khuzestan [PHOTOS]

We’d heard that a series of dams were being constructed along the Karun. We hadn’t quite realised the extent of what this meant. No fewer than 3 major dams were already in existence on Iran’s longest river, including what the locals had told us was the biggest dam in the Middle East, and we heard […]

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Karun Source To Sea (2014)

Iran Part 2: Packrafting The River Karun [PHOTOS]

We unshouldered our packs by the riverside after a week of gruelling winter trekking along roads that appeared on no maps or GPS. A couple of hours later we floated away from the riverbank and began to travel downstream by packraft. No trace of our presence was left on dry land, save for a couple […]

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Karun Source To Sea (2014)

Iran Part 1: A Winter Walk In The Zagros Mountains [PHOTOS]

At £26.99 they were the most expensive pair I’d ever bought. But I couldn’t have been more glad of my knee-length, wool-lined waterproof socks as I slogged through waist-deep snow in a cheap pair of trainers. My shoes were soaked through; I couldn’t feel my hands or nose; the 30-kilo pack dug into my shoulders […]

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Karun Source To Sea (2014)

Adventure In Progress: A Quick Update From Iran

There’s a good reason for this blog having been quiet for a few weeks: I’ve been on a deliberately low-tech adventure in the Middle East since early February. While Leon and I still have another couple of weeks on the road to look forward to, I wanted to share a few moments of this journey […]

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Adventure Filmmaking Janapar (2012)

A Day In The Life Of An Adventure Filmmaker On Tour

As all adventurers know, it’s crucial to get a long day’s travelling off to the best possible start. Which is why, whenever circumstances allow, I begin my day with a ubiquitous Full English: Now, while I’d prefer to cycle to every film screening I attend, I all-too-often find myself on the train… …once I’ve waded […]

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Crowdfunding Janapar (2013)

Anatomy Of A Successful Kickstarter Campaign (And What You Should Know Before Launching Yours)

In late 2012 I took a gamble on crowdfunding my first book project. After three weeks of planning and preparation, I clicked the ‘launch’ button early one morning from the comfort of my bed, and nodded off for a little doze. What happened next was this: £300 in pledges had come in before I got […]

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Adventure Filmmaking Janapar (2012)

How To Shoot Your Own Blockbuster Travel Documentary [Video]

Following on from the introduction to wild-camping, the second in this series of comic shorts deals with the difficulties of solo filmmaking. Get involved! Help get the word out about Janapar by sharing this video with the buttons above. (You can join the film’s mailing list if you wish to stay informed more regularly.)