Mark and a team of ocean adventurers became the first people to kayak the entire Northwest Passage. It was an adventure full of incredible feats of endurance, polar bear encounters, whales and camaraderie.
Mark kayaked along the west cost of Scotland and climbed Munros as he passed them. It was an epic adventure with many obstacles, and even a visit from the Coast Guard.
Combining two disciplines illustrates the power of imagination to create unique adventures. You can dream up new and fun ways to explore.
Mark kayaked around Mull in Scotland. The goal of the trip was to have no goal. Mark re-learned to let go off binary outcomes like records or world firsts, and focus instead on immersion in nature on a "stayventure".
With multi-dimensional intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, we are more resilient to external forces. Read More.
Mark and his father sailed to Shetland and back. The two week voyage demonstrated that you do not have to go to far off lands to have powerful experiences.
The UK is full of opportunity for epic trips, and choosing not to fly for your adventures is kinder to the environment too.
Mark and a crew of eight rowed from Newcastle to Orkney. They pushed themselves to their limit and arrived in just five days. They rowed in non-stop shifts - two hours on, two hours off - to keep the boat moving 24 hours a day.
More importantly, Mark saw his homeland's coast from a new perspective. They were joined by whales and dolphins, further proving the merits of adventuring at home.
Mark and his friend Rory McKay embarked on many multi-day sea kayaking adventures when he lived in Hong Kong.
The stunning coast line and remote beaches showed the limitless potential of a "stayventure". There are opportunities to explore wild landscape, everywhere.
Mark's first adventure started in Scotland, when he and a friend hiked unsupported across the Highlands.
With little to no experience, this epic thru-hike was a lesson in the joys of pushing yourself physically and the endless possibilities of "stayventures". Read More.
Mark has completed multiple ultramarathons, both as organised events and independently, including the HK100, the Annapurna 55km and the Hong Kong Trail.
Mark uses ultramarathons as a tool to build mental strength and resilience by pushing his body and mind.
Mark and two fellow adventurers drove from London to Mongolia. They delivered the car to a charity in Ulan Bator.
The close quarters of weeks in a three door hatch back taught Mark the importance of empathy, patience and teamwork on adventures.