Aleks Kashefi

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A teacher who dreams of adventure and running mountains, I set out and completed the iconic Land’s End to John O’Groats (barefoot and unsupported), told students that they should embrace challenge and take risks in learning whilst working in a secure job with a comfortable and risk free lifestyle. The hypocrisy seemed to hit home when I ran LeJog, carrying what I needed in a small backpack. In August of 2016 I chose a backpack and some sandals over a secure life with a good income. I chose to go alone instead of with friends and now I’m seeing what will happen when we chose adventure and challenge over the ordinary, secure life.

The Number Crunch: 5km - check. Half marathon - check. 50 km - check. Lands End to John O’Groats, 1162 miles, 38 days - check. Europe North to South, 6182km 196 days.

Career Highlights

  • 3 amazing and very different traverses of the Cuillin ridge on Skye.
  • Ticking off a long list of classic alpine routes.
  • Racing the Strathpuffer 24 hour mountain bike endurance event.
  • Riding Skiddaw, Helvellyn and High Street in a day.
  • Soloing Point 5 gully, Ben Nevis.
  • Dirt bagging around the western States and climbing loads of wild routes.
  • Skiing the Wildspitze, Otztal Alps, Austria.
  • Riding Lands End – John O’Groats 3 times in a summer.
  • Racing the Scottish mountain bike Enduro Series.
  • Running the Welsh 3000’s.