The world teaches us more than books is my maxim. I have been going on adventurous journeys great and small for over a decade. Spending 18months circumnavigating the world by bike, a journey that took me through 30 countries over 31,000 km taught me that the world was round and everything is connected. Walking across Rwanda to research an MSc thesis in Environment & Development I found that theories do not always match the real world. This July I will travel 600km by foot and paddle across the Bolivian Altiplano to make a film about climate change.
I'm currently preparing for
Can you help me make an educational film exploring the impacts of climate change on high altitude watercourses around Lake Titicaca?
Over 18months I cycled 31,000km with Simon Evans through the some of the highest, driest, remotest, wettest, poorest and hottest places on earth. Enduring; electrical storms at 4,000m in Bolivia, a knife attack in Iran, -15 degree blizzards in Turkey, and 45 degree desert crossings in Western China. In doing so became one of the first two Irish Irishmen to circumnavigate the globe by bike. Read the blog here and watch our journey from Dublin to Colombia & Shanghai to Dublin.
Walking Rwanda 2011
A 220km solo walk across Rwanda from Lake Kivu to Lake Ihema conducting research for MSc thesis in Environment & Development from Trinity College Dublin. See Geographical article for more.
Via Egnatia 2013
1,000km hitching, hiking & biking across the Balkan Peninsula following the Via Egnatia an old roman road from Istanbul to the Albanian coast. This was an impromptu low budget adventure that allowed me to get a deeper understanding of ancient infrastructure and how it connects a fractious region today.
Tramping Transylvania 2011
I spent 3 weeks tramping through Transylvania camping at -25, walking hitching and taking public transport. The purpose of the journey was to find solitude in the Carpathian mountains. Instead, in a frozen landscape on the margins of Europe, I found warm & resilient people, stark economic inequality, and political tension.
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