Richard grew up living in seaside town of Teignmouth, Devon. Growing up on the coast, he embraced water based adventures from young age! These were with Life Saving Club and Teignbridge Canoe Club before the age of 13. Changing from water he then took to the land and air getting involved with Ten Tors and Air Training Corps were he went on to gain 30+ hours flying and a few hours solo flights.
The Arctic Survival Challenge in Sweden was the first international challenge for Richard. The Challenge entailed sleeping outside in temperatures as low as -35°C, in snow holes and shelter from the forest.
The Mongol Rally in 2015. This journey from Teignmouth, UK to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia was my first big adventure into the unknown. We drove through Iran, Turkmenistan, Mongolia, and nearly all of Russia, all in a 1996 Nissan Micra. This trip is eye-opening to all that experience it, to have a look into the diverse cultures outside of Western Europe.
During the Mongol Rally part 2 returning to Teignmouth, on a night in Moscow the words, “What’s stopping us in Mongolia?” where throw around a table. This idea would become the Global Convoy –an insane attempt to circumnavigate the globe in truly ridiculous and inadequate cars, picking up new friends, of any nationality, along the way. Check out the Global Convoy Team’s newest adventures and what are up to now through the join an adventure section.
New adventures are always on the horizon both big and small. Keep track of social media to find out about these adventures.