Rickshaw Run Himalaya – Meet the Beast
The Great Himalayas are the highest mountain range in the world. So, to cross parts of this range, traversing a few of the highest motorable roads on the planet, surely you’ll need a gigantic 4×4, right? Wrong. What you need, is a rickshaw. Welcome to the Rickshaw Run Himalaya.Read more
Rickshaw Run Himalaya Top 10
We spoke to 100 old people on their deathbeds. Every single one of them said their biggest regret was not having crossed the Himalayas in a rickshaw. We weren’t surprised.Read more
The Poles of Inconvenience Rally
What’s the point in going directly from A to B. There is no place in an adventure for straight lines.Read more
Overall Winner: Mongol Rally photo competition
We’re The Adventurists
We’re fighting to make the world less boring. Our planet used to slap us about the face-cheeks with iron fists of adventure every day. Maps had edges to walk off. Whole continents lay undiscovered.
But now, the entire surface of the Earth has been scanned by satellites and shovelled into your mobile phone, tagged with twattery about which restaurant serves the best mocha-latte-frappeshite.
We live to find ways to make the world a bit more difficult. To bring chaos into our over-sanitised lives. To create adventures where you don’t know what will happen tomorrow or if you’ll even make it.
Because we think there’s no greater moment than those seconds as you leap into an abyss of uncertainty and disaster.
£8 million for charity so far…
Back in 2013 we were pondering how to actually save the world a bit. Then it hit us like a well-polished brogue to the nuts: “we must save every rainforest in the world so future generations have somewhere to get stuck…and can also breathe.” Not because we’re tree hugging basket weavers, but because the world would be shit without them. It’s not just about carbon, the point is rainforests are indescribably excellent.
We discovered an organisation that was already doing rather a good job protecting more rainforest than the UN and all other nation-states on earth – Cool Earth. They are quite literally saving the world. So we made them our official charity and every team raises £500 to help them save the rainforests.
The Institute of Adventure Research
We hand our research and development over to the unreasonably grand sounding I.O.A.R. Basically it’s a loose band of dickheads flapping about the corners of the earth in search of chaos and adventure.
Led by Adventurists founder Mr Tom and Chief Guinea Pig Mr Buddy, it’s a little hard to fathom what’s coming next. In fact it’s often quite hard to tell what’s already happened. But it’s safe to assume it was in some way stupid.
Way back in the year 2002 the seeds of the Adventurists were sewn. Since then we’ve spewed forth all manner of chaos. Some still rattle around the globe today, others have been put on a shelf for a rainy year to see if we might resurrect them. Others still have been locked in the box of terrible ideas that lost money hand over fist.
Have a look at this page to get a sense of what we’ve been up to over the years.
Who’s doing all this?
Founded by a plonker called Tom the The Adventurists has grown into the planet’s greatest purveyor of chaos and adventure.
We’re now a veritable team of folks beavering away. Some full time, some more ephemeral. Working in most corners of the globe to save us all from the tyranny of the modern World.
There’s a core team of folks partially working out of a City in the UK called Bristol and then an army of people who join from time to time. At some points in the year we swell our ranks to over 500 people and at others we shrink back to a tiny team squirrelled away in a dark corner.
If you’re awesome at what you do, perhaps you’d like to join us?