Books to Read, Films to Watch

Touching the Void (book & film) & This Game of Ghosts by Joe Simpson
The Death Zone - Matt Dickinson
Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer (book & film)
Between a Rock & a Hard Place - Aron Ralston (& film 127 hours)
Hanging by a Thread - Emmanuel Cauchy
Over the Edge - Michael Bane
The Man who Cycled the World - Mark Beaumont
Roam, Seasons, The Collective, Where the trail ends - Mountain Bike Films
Its all about the Bike - Rob Penn
Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson 
Shackletons Way - Margot Morrell, Stephanie Capparell
The Art of Flight, That's it That's all - Snowboarding Films, Travis Rice


Interesting Quotes :

"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time"
- Jack London

"Because there's more to life than a 9.2.5"
- Unknown

"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."
- Chris McCandless (aka Alexander Supertramp )

"What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stop and stare?
No time to stand beneath the boughs and stare as sheep, or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass, where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight, streams full of stars like skies at night.
No time to turn at beauty's glance, and watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can, enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare."
- William Henry Davies 1871 -1940

‘I am just going outside and may be some time.'
- Oates, Lawrence Edward Grace (1912).

"I believe there is some kind of adventure in all of us. My dream is to share expeditions that push the boundaries of physical and mental capability with the world. Questioning what is possible is the key to sucess in every walk of life"
- Mark Beaumont


“We will never know our full potential until we push ourselves to find it"
- Travis Rice


"Its by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them"
- Ernest Hemmingway


"There's so much more to see, i don't believe this is how the world should be"
- Amy McDonald


"Just living is not enough................ one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower"
- Hans Christian Andersen


‘Its not the mountain that we conquer but ourselves.'
- Sir Edmund Hillary


‘In the Mountains the shortest way is from peak to peak, but for that route you must have long legs.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche


"Adventure is a human need. It is the curiosity of man to see the other side of the mountain"
- Walt Burnett


"Always wear a beautiful suit, and try to remember your bike helmet"
- Paul Costelloe (Fashion designer)


Pictures from places we have visited can be found on our Mountain Biking Wales, Walking Brecon Beacons page