Explorers Connect

Powering an Adventure Revolution


In 2009 the Explorer & Campaigner Belinda Kirk established Explorers Connect as a not-for-profit organisation to help people live more adventurously. Belinda is the leading campaigner for an #AdventureRevolution

What we do…

  • We run unique, affordable and unforgettable adventures and courses in the UK and abroad

  • We provide an online home for explorers to connect, plan and share their own adventures

  • We host regular social events where a speaker from the community shares stories of adventure

  • We help people find jobs in the adventure, expedition and outdoors industry

  • We manage and promote Wild Night Out - Britain's National Day of Adventure

Adventure Revolution

At Explorers Connect we believe adventure is a necessity of the human spirit. The modern world has become too easy, too averse to challenge and too disconnected from nature. This is having a negative effect on our physical and mental health. What we need is an #AdventureRevolution

Over the past 10 years, we have encouraged over 30,000 ordinary people to discover a world of outdoor challenges. The #AdventureRevolution has started!

So far, we have:

  • Inspired 250,000 days of adventure

  • Raised £94,000 and recruited over 150 volunteers for youth adventure and conservation charities

  • Established Wild Night Out, the National Day of Adventure to raise awareness and increase participation

  • Supported 2,050 international expeditions with advice and teammates

  • Run events attended by 14,000 like-minded people to meet face to face and inspire adventure

  • Shared 100s of inspirational stories, highlighting the benefits of adventure to wellbeing

Our aims are:

  • To inspire One Million Days of Adventure

  • To enable a generation to re-connect with adventure

I’ve seen adventure change people’s lives and it changed mine, by giving inspiration, building confidence and creativity and bringing people together. The Explorers Connect community believes in making the most of life; together we are making a real difference and having fun.
— Belinda Kirk