There are probably more options than you would first think when it comes to making personal choices that have a positive impact on climate change. We have been conditioned to believe that when we adapt our lifestyles to help combat global warming, we will feel more limited, it might be less attractive and not as adventurous. We will no longer be able to idolise a jet set lifestyle that has previously been seen by many to be the ultimate dream. I want to give you more ideas about personal change that you can make which might not just help tackle climate change, especially if we all push for societal and cultural too, but options that you might just find it gives you more pleasure from taking the slow and sustainable approach to outdoor sports and it might even change your mindset to life itself!
Last weekend I completed a 69km wilderness ride that I had been wanting to do for a long time. It was a ten hour epic including a 4 mile hike your bike section through one of the wildest places in Scotland where hardly anyone has set foot. A few years ago this just simply wouldn’t have been possible for me as I suffered from burnout and spent several months unable to do even the simplest things such as meeting friends for a coffee. Fortunately, I turned my life around and found a much better balance to my work, life and adventure. Fin out how I balance work, life and adventure!
'extreme sea kayaking, wonderful wild camps, amazing mountain biking’
So I started thinking back over the (almost) 20 years I have lived in Argyll and all the adventures I have had, trying to pick out the best and most wonderful experiences to share with you. It took me back to extreme sea kayaking, wonderful wild camps, amazing mountain biking and edge of the world mountain ridges. It makes me feel the wind in my hair, the sun on my skin, the exhilaration of reaching the top, the sheer joy of seeing wildlife and the peacefulness of feeling at one with nature and the sheer delight of a fire in a remote island spot.