Explorers Connect


Developing a TV Show in Peru

How-toJames Hipkiss

Hi everyone.

My first time posting. I'm developing a TV show where we send pairs of celebrities out on some tough treks. I'm looking for people with first hand knowledge of the following routes who also have some time to chat with me! Inca trail and nearby, Peru; Dolomites Italy, Any Bhutan, Zion, Utah, Kokoda, PNG, Tigers gorge, China.


North Pole Questions

How-to, FundingJames Hipkiss


Hey there guys and gals,

I am in the process of gathering information and the logistics of successfully doing an expedition to the North Pole and back from Canada. Has anyone done this before? If so, I would love to get in contact with you and ask you a few questions.

Best Regards,


Gulf/Keys Row

How-to, FundingJames Hipkiss


In 2012 I rowed on board The Limited Intelligence, an ocean row boat which has successfully completed three ocean crossings.

Ours was a much shorter trip, about 6 days of rowing through the Florida Keys. We spent a day on the Atlantic during the duration of the trip and enjoyed the experiences, from battling storms at the start to encountering marine wildlife.

This gave me a taste for open ocean rowing and I would love to complete a longer journey in the future.


Raleigh International Expedition 2015

Funding, How-toJames Hipkiss

This autumn I will be heading to Costa Rica and Nicaragua to act as a Spanish interpreter and volunteer project manager for the sustainable development charity Raleigh International.

For three months I will lead a group of 12 young volunteers as they work on environmental- and community-based projects in remote locations across the two countries. Raleigh has a long history of excellent work in the region - and across the world - and has a strong emphasis on the personal development of the volunteers, as well as providing opportunities for underprivileged young people from the UK to get involved.

Contact: keententacle@gmail.com

How To Buy A Camel

How-toJames Hipkiss

Jeremy Curlis a record-breaking explorer and photographer who has crossed the Kaisuit and Koroli deserts. In 2008 he traversed 2000km across the Sahara using camels with the Touareg tribes. Here he shares his advice on purchasing camels for a desert expedition.

How to...be a Doctor on Everest

How-toJames Hipkiss

It is amazing what a wonderful drug oxygen is. Neil Rushton, a family GP from Cullompton in Devon and EC Member, has been getting used to the daily grind of his new job in Pheriche - two days' trek from Mount Everest's Base Camp - and deciding whether to send people down the mountain by yak.

How to . . . promote your expedition

How-toJames Hipkiss

There is a number of exciting expeditions out there so trying to spread the word about your endeavour through that jungle of adventures might be a real pain. If you don't have a sharp machete in the form of the contact details to a well known adventure magazine editor then maybe few of the following points will be of some help.