Resilience Challenge: how far do you have to go to adventure?

If all you can do is go to your local park and climb a tree – then that’s an adventure, right? If you want to summit the three peaks, then that’s an adventure too, isn’t it? Adventures are all relative to where you live and what you can personally achieve. It shouldn’t be constrained by every Instagram account you follow based in far flung places.

Youth Adventure Trust are excited to partner with Outside & Active to help more people build resilience through adventure, and in their podcast this week, they talk to YAT Ambassador and British adventurer and author, Alastair Humphreys. Alastair has been on expeditions all around the world, travelling through over 80 countries by bicycle, boat and on foot and named one of National Geographic’s Adventurers of the Year in 2012.

But… Alastair is also a huge advocate for micro-adventures – the opportunity for adventure in the every day! In the podcast, they discuss the word ‘adventure’, what it means and how having adventures helps to build our resilience to face challenges. Alastair highlights this half-term’s Virtual Resilience Challenge as one of the ways that people can build their resilience through adventure, as well as other ideas for taking the first steps to having more adventures and being more resilient.