Teacher | Writer | Explorer
The world teaches us more than books is my guiding principle.
I have been going on adventurous journeys great and small for over a decade.
"The world teaches"
In 2015 I spent my summer holidays traveling across the Altiplano with Temujin Doran to make ALTIPLANO. Our journey began 6088m on the top of Huayna Potosi & over 5 weeks we hitched, trekked & paddled our way along the water-course to the Salt Falts 1,000km south. The purpose of our journey was to explore a fresh perspective on Climate Change to discover a way harnessing Adventure to engage with an environmental issue. Watch the teaser here.
Revolution Cycle 2008-10
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
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 consider how it connects a fractious region today.
Tramping Transylvania 2012
I spent 3 weeks tramping through Transylvania; camping, trekking, & hitching at temperatures as low as -25. 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.
The Prince's Highway 2003
I was working as a chef in Melbourne. One night I got chatting to a guy in a bar, he'd just cycled across Australia, I bought him beer and he told me stories. I bought his bike, fully loaded with panniers full of camping gear, from him for $500, quit my job and started cycling the 900km to Sydney along the Prince's Highway two weeks later.
I have over a decade's experience in the Adventure space and have worked with the following brands, publications, NGOs, broadcasters & institutions on campaigns and adventure related projects. Let's work together!