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Read about the Worthian Adventureholic

Neil Laughton C'82 has written a book about his extraordinary adventures
Neil (centre) with fellow Everest climbers Giles Cardozo and Bear Grylls
Neil (centre) with fellow Everest climbers Giles Cardozo and Bear Grylls

Adventurer Neil Laughton C'82 has been on a remarkable journey since leaving Worth and those experiences, including his career in the Army, his entrepreneurial projects and numerous Guinness World Records, are superbly captured in a new book titled Adventureholic: Extraordinary Journeys on Seven Continents by Land, Sea & Air

Post-Worth Neil became a Royal Marines commando, helicopter pilot and Special Forces officer. He subsequently became an entrepreneur, founding a dozen businesses in a variety of industries, and is currently focusing on building floating houses, running the Penny Farthing Club and mentoring business owners.

Neil’s lifelong passion for adventure has led him to organise and lead more than 50 expeditions on seven continents by land, sea and air. From summiting Mount Everest with Bear Grylls and playing cricket at the Geographic South Pole to piloting the world’s first road-legal flying car on a 10,000km journey across the Sahara Desert to Timbuktu, running with bulls and train-surfing in Myanmar, Adventureholic captures so many great stories.

In a foreword for the book, Bear Grylls OBE said: “Neil is unique. A man who has truly battled to live life to its full capacity, every gritty inch of the way. From the first day I met him in 21 SAS, he has exuded a presence and confidence that is inspiring to be around. Whether it has been smashing world records on a penny farthing or on jet skis, crossing deserts in a flying car, serving with the elite or climbing the world’s highest peaks, he has truly grabbed life with both hands.”

Testimonials for the book come from Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE who wrote, “Seriously inspirational!” and Sir Richard Branson who proclaimed, “A wonderful reminder to say ‘yes’ a little more in life.”

Adventureholic, published by Whitefox Publishing Ltd, went on sale last month.

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