Leon Mccarron

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Leon McCarron is a writer, film-maker, adventurer and “chancer”, who specialises in long-distance, human-powered journeys. Originally from Co Derry, he has cycled from New York to Hong Kong, walked 3,000 miles across China, and trekked 1,000 miles through the Empty Quarter desert.

As humans, we are designed to move at three miles (about 5km) an hour. I am not an evolutionary biologist, but I know this to be true. (I read it in a(...)

Mike O’Shea and  Anthony O’Shea working to reinstate  the Landmark Cross on Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy’s Reeks. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

When you’re driving between Killarney and Killorglin, glance up and you’ll see Ireland’s highest mountains glinting at you from the horizon many miles(...)