Toby 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
Nil Timent – Toby’s personal website
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
The orphanage Toby co-founded – Flying Kites
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 ;)]