Jack Butler interviews Toby Storie-Pugh on the life and mindset of an explorer

ippToby is a British adventurer and legend.  The kind of guy who takes on beastly challenges that inspire something deep in the human spirit.  The kind of guy if I ever found myself in a warzone, I would want by my side.  Fortunately, the only time I have been outside with him at my side it, we were tackling the Boulder foothills on a scorching sunny day in Colorado 🙂

He is attempting to do the world’s first on-foot full-length descent of the Congo.  He’s crazy.  And he’s the kind of guy who gets things done so I reckon if anyone has a good shot, Toby has.

Join us for a worldwind tour of Toby’s travels and adventures and a look at the psychological aspects of prepping for challenging expeditions which have no precedent, how to make decisions under pressure (like when people have died on a mountain) and what drives someone who’s devoted their life to awesome challenge.

 

Listen to Jack Butler interview Toby Storie-Pugh here:

 

* apologies for a few patches where my audio is a bit quiet

Show links:

Nil Timent – Toby’s personal website

Toby’s bio

Toby’s overland from Nepal to the UK on a Royal Enfield motorcycle

Toby on Huffington Post

Toby’s current challenge for a world first: Walk The Congo

Sponsor Toby as he tackles snakes, big cats, crocs, hippos, diseases, heat exhaustion and potential human attack

Everest Expedition – Toby climbing with what would be the first ever Kenyan ascent

Everest tragedy 2014

The orphanage Toby co-founded – Flying Kites

 

Show quotes:

Toby’s family motto:  Nil Timent (fear nothing)

‘Don’t fight your demons, thank them.’ – a bit of darkness is behind many great achievement

Toby life credo:

  • Stay curious, be humble, be kind.
  • Ask questions, be interested, share your passion.
  • Keep looking up.  Always keep looking up.

Previous famous quote from Toby on saying I would love to visit him in Nairobi.  ‘Oh, sure, if you do, let’s get Kili done’ (Kilimanjaro)   [Of course, Toby, crazy not just to knock out a 19,000 ft mountain ;)]

About Jack Butler

Jack Butler is a social entrepreneur, coach, workshop leader and speaker. His latest venture provides full spectrum human development through coaching, programmes and other development resources for leaders and entrepreneurs. He founded Future Foundations (www.future-foundations.co.uk), a leading youth personal development training organization. He is a professional member of the International Enneagram Association and a former fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Jack was the IAB 2007 Young Entrepreneur of the Year runner-up and took a double first class degree in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge. Jack spends his time between London and Brighton in the UK and Boulder, CO and the Bay Area in the US. In his spare time, he enjoys physical challenges (3 Peaks Challenge 2010, Tresco Marathon 2006) and supporting The Simultaneous Policy Organisation (www.simpol.org.uk). He is a Partner in Passion and Purpose of the Grubb Guild, a voracious reader of personal, cultural and spiritual development, and likes to inquire, journal, travel and write.
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