Welcome to Adventurous Design Ltd. The company was formed in 2010 after Chris had been competing in several ultra distance events and found the need to modify much of his equipment to ensure that it performed as needed. Chris has gained experience in the following ultra events and is currently in training for a unique ultra event to cross the Irish Sea using the Adventurous Design Ltd Tredalo® raft.

Chris Training for DW

The freezing cold: Chris is the only person to win the 6633ultra twice (2009/2010) tolerating temperatures of -80C (including wind-chill) in a 350-mile, 7 day, trek to the Arctic Ocean, hauling all his own equipment in a polar sledge.  

Chris walking along the "ice road" approaching the Arctic Ocean


“This guy clearly knew what he was doing”…..”I love watching someone performing a task well, and effortlessly in life, whatever it is” and ”<he> demonstrated ingenuity in the systems the he had dreamed up to combat the forces of winter.”  Andy Murray, Ultra Athlete written in his book, Running Beyond Limits – the adventures of an Ultra Marathon Runner.

“To produce the 2nd fastest time over the course whilst maintaining complete self sufficiency is simply astounding”.  Martin Like, 6633ultra Organiser, written in the Race Results blog.


The scorching hot: Chris took second place in the Gobi Challenge Ultra (2008) running six marathons over six days across the Gobi Desert in Mongolia enduring temperatures of over +40C carrying all his own food and equipment.

Chris running through the Gobi Desert

The wet stuff: Recently (2012) Chris completed the Devizes to Westminster canoe race, known as the ‘canoeists Everest’. The 125 mile race is the longest non-stop canoe race in the world and is a great test of skill and stamina.  Chris and his kayak-partner paddled the distance, which includes 77 portages, in just over 25 hours.

Chris and kayak-partner James training for DW

Chris is always looking for new and interesting ways to “enjoy the outdoors” and to develop improved equipment - if you have any ideas for development or wish to purchase any of the Adventurous Design Ltd products, please get in touch.


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