I wasn’t much of reader before the age of 11, but when my parents bought me the book “Diving Adventure” by Willard Price I was hooked.
I’ve always been a bit of a thrill-seeker. As a kid I was a risk-taker, always wanting to jump off the tallest walls, or ride my bike faster than my friends.
At an early age our parents took my brother and I on outdoor activity adventure holidays, where I discovered a love for climbing, canoeing and caving.
At college I studied to be a teacher, my major subject being Outdoor Education, which led me into teaching in outdoor centres for many years.
I have tried and enjoyed all sorts of thrilling activities. One of my big passions more recently has been skydiving, which really does qualify as a truly adrenaline-pumping sport.
As I put together my list of “100 goals in 100 weeks”, I guess it was inevitable that many of my goals would involve a degree of adrenaline-based fun.
I truly believe that for me this is where some of the meaning of life is to be found. Those shaky moments just after doing something that really scares the hell out of you are the ones where you feel the most alive, the most in touch with yourself and the world around you.
Here is a small selection of videos of some of my thrill-seeking exeriences from over the years.