James Forrest: The full-time adventurer who leaped out of his comfort zone

Season 2, Episode 8,   Nov 05, 2021, 05:31 AM

James Forrest (2002) was given the nickname The Mountain Man by The Sunday Telegraph, and for very good reason - he has recently broken the speed record for climbing the three British peaks unsupported, he's climbed every single mountain in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland in the fastest known time, and his book Mountain Man documents the first part of this journey when he climbed all of England and Wales' mountains whilst holding down a job and trekking in his spare time.

James is now a full-time adventurer, and talks about how he has turned his passion in to his living. After leaving KES he went to university to study History, and ended up working in the charity sector. However, an office job wasn't for him - so he took a gap year in his thirties and then decided to completely change how he lived moving forwards.

James' story is hugely inspiring, and through his adventures he is inspiring many others to leap out of their comfort zones and spend more time outdoors.

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