Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge: Alastair Humphreys

Posted by: Hello Kammok

We are into June already. Midsummer is approaching. It’s not long now until the longest day of the year.

In other words: it’s time to start making the most of the summer, making the most of the light evenings, and getting out on microadventures!

Today begins the third annual Summer Solstice Microadventure Challenge. Last year we had over a hundred entries. It was fantastic to see people all over the world giving it a go.

If you go on a microadventure between now and the end of June, you could win some excellent prizes from Mountain EquipmentOspreyKammok and Harper Collins. In addition, anyone who participates can receive a free, personalized Ordnance Survey map from MyMiniMap.




Here is the plan for people who like a similar level of detail in their life as me: 

  • Go on a microadventure between now and June.
  • Share your story online with the hashtag #microadventure.
  • Win stuff (maybe). Feel good (definitely, unless it rains like last year).

Here is the detailed plan:

  • Go on a microadventure. This can be anything you like (ideas below), anywhere in the world. It must entail sleeping out in the wild for at least one night, without a tent. Bivvy bags and hammocks are good. So too are morning swims in rivers.
  • Share your story online. Add the hashtag #microadventure to anything you post on Twitter or Instagram. You can post stuff on the Microadventures Facebook Group (please "Like" it if you haven’t already). If you make a film (hint: we like films, even on Vine or Instagram) or write a blog post, please tag it with ‘microadventure’ and send me the link.
  • The closing date for entries is bedtime on June 30th.