“The thing is to pursue great moments passionately – but slowly,” says adventurer Will Copestake, 28. “You never know when something magical is going to occur, so you’ve got to give yourself time. The biggest thrills you get on a trip are sometimes the most unexpected.”
Will’s own adventures prove the point. His 364-day solo navigation of Scotland, which involved a full sea journey around its coast by kayak, then a continuous solo ascent up all 282 Munros, saw him being voted as 2015 UK Adventurer of the Year. But it wasn’t obvious achievements that brought him the most pleasure.