Some of the greatest adventurers of all time have once failed. Many more have had to overcome great hardships to pursue lives of adventure. Hand-picked by Alastair Humphreys, this compilation retells the extraordinary journeys undertaken by adventurers who have tried, failed and succeeded against the odds. These men and women have ventured into space, oceans, deserts and jungles and inspired Alastair's own adventures. They may do the same for you too. A book full of hope and the power of self-belief and determination.