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Adventurer, expedition leader, safety advisor, and outdoor education practitioner

With a career spanning over 20 years, he has participated in and led expeditions all over the globe, covering all environments from the highest mountains, to the frozen arctic, spending time with indigenous peoples in the jungles of Borneo and the bush of Tanzania, climbing into the canopy of the Peruvian Amazon, canoeing rivers deep in Northern Canada and trekking across the deserts of the Middle East.


Recently returned from a solo cycling expedition through Europe, following the trail of 3rd Century General Hannibal and his elephants.


James has an interest in developing, training and educating others, and has led many expeditions that develop personal skills and attributes. From 2011- 2016 he was the Operation Manager at the British Exploring Society, developing, designing and delivering educational youth development expeditions to remote and wilderness environments. He continues to work with the Society as an Adviser and has worked as Chief Leader on the Society’s 2016 and 2017 Peruvian Amazon expeditions.


He currently runs expeditions, training courses, outdoor learning and leadership programmes for adults and young people. He has won awards for his educational expeditions and works with a wide range of clients from schools to businesses to develop, educate and inspire.


James is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Leading Practitioner in the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

If you would like to book James for a speaking event, or for more information click on the booking enquiry below.

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