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Jordan Wylie MBE

  🇬🇧 UK • Running • Paddling

Extreme Adventurer

"The purpose is way more important than the adventure"

Jordan Wylie MBE is an award winning adventurer, international bestselling author and one of the stars of Channel 4’s BAFTA nominated shows Hunted and Celebrity Hunted. He is also currently holds the position of the United Kingdom’s national ambassador for the Army Cadet Force. One of the nations largest youth organisations.

✏️ Author of bestselling books "Citadel", "The Power of the Paddle" and "Running for My Life"

🏫 Built a school in Djibouti

🎗️ Ambassador to various charity organisations

🫡 Former Soldier

Upcoming: Tower Power - A sustainable adventure

Europe 🇪🇺
Jordan wants to reach three European towers by using either self-made transportation or running. Blackpool Tower (UK), Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy) and Eiffel Tower (France)

Running a marathon in Antarctica

Antarctica 🇦🇶
Dec. 2021
By completing a marathon in Antarctica, Jordan competed at least one marathon on each continent.

Around the UK on a SUP

UK 🇬🇧
A SUP world record attempt to paddle around the UK – The Great British Paddle. He paddled 149 days covering 1477 miles to raise funds for a school in Africa. He described his experience in the book The Power of the Paddle.


This is the inspirational true story of the lengths one man took to fulfill a dream and keep his promise of making a positive contribution to the lives of the people, especially children, in the war-torn countries he’d come to know so well through his travels.

“A highly accomplished adventurer who continues to inspire young people around the world to never give up and follow their dreams”

Nimsdai Purja MBE, Elite Soldier, Mountaineer & World Record Holder

“It was a real privilege to work alongside Jordan and see first-hand his commitment to helping inspire the next generation of children”

Alex Gregory MBE, Double Olympic Champion & Ocean Rower

Running Deepest Underground Marathon

UK 🇬🇧
Oct. 2020
Jordan ran a marathon in the deepest polyhalite mine in the world, 1,000 metres below the surface at ICL Boulby in North Yorkshire: The Beneath The Surface project was put together to raise awareness of mental health.

Running acros Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq

Somalia 🇸🇴 Afghanistan 🇦🇫 Iraq 🇮🇶
Running across some of the most dangerous and hostile places to raise awareness of the suffering of children in war zones. He described his experience in the book Running for my Life


This is the extraordinary true story of how a former British soldier turned extreme adventurer set out to run through the world’s most dangerous countries. In 2018, Jordan Wylie trained and ran in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan to raise awareness of the plight of children suffering in war zones as well as the funds to help provide education.

Climbing Kilimanjaro barefoot

Tanzania 🇹🇿
Aug 2014
Together with two former army colleagues, he climbed the tallest mountain in Africa (5885m) barefoot

Rowing Solo across Bab El Mandeb Straits

Djibouti 🇩🇯
He rowed across the pirate-infested Bab-el-Mandeb Strait (aka the Gate of Tears) on October 4, from Djibouti to Yemen and back, on a grueling voyage that took him 13 hours and 42 minutes.

Maritime Security: Fighting against pirates

Somalia 🇸🇴
Working in Maritime Security, he faced armed Somali pirates boarding a ship that he was tasked with protecting.
His written experience on the ship resulted in an international best-selling book Citadel


Jordan Wylie writes the first ever account of those dangerous years from someone ‘at the front’. A young soldier from the backstreets of Blackpool who had served in Iraq and had lost friends and colleagues, he was determined to make the most of his life, but unsure of the way forward. To his surprise, he found his answers in the perilous waters of ‘Pirate Alley’ in far away lands.

Soldier in the British Army

UK 🇬🇧
- 2010
At 16 years old Jordan joined the British Army and served as a frontline soldier with The King’s Royal Hussars for over a decade, including on exercises around the world and operations in Iraq and Northern Ireland

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Articles & Writing

Citadel (Mirror Books): True Story of one man's war against the pirates of Somalia by Jordan Wylie. Read
Running for My Life (BiteBack Publishing):
One man's mission to inspire more by the spirit of adventure by Jordan Wylie. Read
The Power of the Paddle (BiteBack Publishing): by Jordan Wylie. Read


Gazette: Hunted star Jordan Wylie to compere Inspire Business Awards. Read
Metro: I had 100k followers and sponsored content – I gave it up for a year to focus on my mental health. Read
Business Lancashire: Jordan Wylie set to become the face of Netflix-style learning platform. Read


Art of Adventuring: Extreme adventurer and the power of ‘the why’: “I made a promise and it became my purpose”. Listen
Outside & Active: Jordan Wylie - Extreme adventurer. Listen
RunPod: Jordan Wylie MBE. Listen

Film & TV

Channel 4: 'Hunted' host. See
Sky News: Jordan Wylie Antarctica Ice Marathon. See
TEDxBargate: Disconnect to reconnect: Take a break | Jordan Wylie. See


TEDxCroyden:What is the point of education anyway ? | Jordan Wylie. Watch
TEDxWinchester: The power of a promise | Jordan Wylie. Watch

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