Adventurous Geography Teacher
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 more than books"
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.
I've worked with the following brands, publications, NGOs, broadcasters & institutions on campaigns and adventure related projects.
Kindness of Strangers