Over the last month 39 people, most of whom are complete strangers, have pledged a little over £1200 towards an expedition hatched in a pub.
Expedition Angano is the biggest and most exciting field project I've ever been involved with. So amongst the maelstrom of planning, here is the trip summarised in just ten points.
Expeditions can feel like the culmination of months or years of hard work, and the comedown of stepping back into reality can be strange. But just as they say ‘it's better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all’ - the same is true for expeditions.
Phew, when stepping out into the cold London night, it's events like this that serve to remind you to keep trying to do, whatever it is you want to do.
There's something very uncomfortable about asking for money. I don't enjoy it and so very rarely dabble in it.
Our gifted photographer Duncan Parker put together this little interview introducing the expedition. Let us know what you think and thanks for following!
I really can't believe we have come this far, and we haven't even set foot in Madagascar yet.
A Natural History show with Bear Grylls will be about Bear Grylls, not about Natural History
Now of course, debate is good and essential, but lots of talking means not very much rewilding.
Sometimes, an action or event in one place can have consequences you couldn't have imagined in another.
I really believe that the more conservation, environment, wildlife and nature bloggers out there, the more mainstream environmentalism will become. That can only be a good thing.
As tales of daring and reckless adventure go, it's surely up there with the best of them. All set in another mysterious world, less than one hundred meters above the ground.