The disciplines of human locomotion—running, walking, swimming, climbing and diving—are as old as the human species itself. From hunter-gatherers to adventure athletes, locomotion is our identity—individually, culturally and as a species. These disciplines are the freedom of human expression in its wildest form, and the fabric by which to experience the earth’s wild places most purely.
After finishing my undergraduate, I began travelling, seeking knowledge and teachings from my own experiences, world-class athletes and traditional societies. My research and (often thoroughly uncomfortable) self-experimentation has led me from ultramarathons in the steaming heat of Fiji to tribes in the jungles of Peninsular Malaysia, with each expedition bringing new insights into the nature of the human locomotor condition.
Currently I'm based at the University of Cambridge, with a particular focus on forager locomotion and the evolutionary basis of ultra-endurance, freediving and rockclimbing. Working with traditional and hunter-gather societies around the world, my research also serves as a platform to document fast-disappearing human lifeways and highlight their importance in preserving the wild places they represent.
This website is a way for me to tell these stories—through my writing and photography: a place to share with you the insights, joys and mishaps of my humble adventures, and raise awareness of the incredible physical and mental potential we all possess. I hope it inspires you to look towards your own potential: to live on the edge and in the moment—to truly be alive, rather than simply live.
'there is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life less than what you are capable of living'
– Nelson Mandela –
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