Explorers


Ash Bhardwaj

Ash Bhardwaj is an adventure filmmaker and travel writer. His assignments have included travelling to Everest with wounded British soldiers, meeting the Area Boys of Lagos in Nigeria, trekking through Sudan’s Bayuda Desert and making a pilgrimage with his father’s ashes to the source of the River Ganges. In 2014, Ash joined Levison Wood for 700 miles of his Walking The Nile expedition, filming extensively in Uganda and the Sahara. More recently he filmed part of C4’s Walking The Himalayas and accompanied Levison Wood during the Honduras leg of his expedition Walking The Americas. Ash has travelled to Colombia where he appears on the new TV series
On The Run, which launched on Insight (Sky platform) this year. His articles have appeared in the Daily Telegraph, The Times, Huffington Post and the Sunday Times.

Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish adventurer, filmmaker and writer. His expeditions include walking 3000 miles across China, filmed for the Nat Geo series Walking Home From Mongolia and riding a bicycle 14,000 miles from New York to Hong Kong. Leon has also trekked 1000 miles across the Empty Quarter desert with fellow adventurer Alastair Humphreys and their feature-length film Into The Empty Quarter, which premiered at the Royal Geographical Society, was a finalist at the Banff Mountain Film Festival.  In late 2014, Leon travelled to Patagonia, where he explored the route of the Santa Cruz River on horseback with filmmaker Tom Allen, who he also worked with on a documentary about their journey travelling the length of the Karun River in Iran. He has also recently been announced as the 2017 recipient of the RGS's prestigious Neville Shulman Challenge Award.

Pip Stewart

Pip is an adventurer and film-maker. She worked in Asia for five years as an anchor and reporter in Hong Kong and travelled extensively in Malaysia on stories for The Telegraph, BBC and CNN, amongst others. Pip’s journey back to Britain in 2013, to take up her current role as the Adventure Editor for Red Bull Online, was an epic year-long 10,000 mile biking trek starting in Kuala Lumpur taking in 26 countries.
Her most recent expedition took her on  a 3000 mile cycle, boat and terrifyingly small plane journey exploring Brazil to Peru, raising awareness of the environmental issues in the region.  She is currently working on a six-part TV series, ‘Transamazonica’, to be released later this year.
Pip will be with us unless she is called away on last-minute filming!

Laura Bingham

Laura is an adventurer and explorer best known for her cross-continent 7,000km cycle of South America which she completed with no money. Her unsupported cycle took her through five countries, the Andes three times and the Amazon rainforest. Featured on the cover of BA High Life magazine alongside Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Sir Tim Peake,  she has been named the the 'Young Trailblazer'  in the adventure world. She is married to Discovery International survivalist Ed Satfford and is a proud mum to newborn baby Ranulph. Laura is passionate about inspiring others. She is currently planning her next adventure - a world first canoeing expedition in South America in 2018.

Jamie Berry

Jamie Berry is a critically acclaimed director and series producer, nominated by the Royal Television Society, Broadcast Awards and shortlisted by the Grierson Trust for his work.
He's renowned for making films in some of the world's toughest environments,
including two series on Everest, as well as combat zones in South Sudan and the
Congo, filming explorers escaping Antarctica and documenting the lives of criminals
in Rio's favelas and Britain's prisons.
Jamie's spent much of the last three years (walking backwards with a camera)
documenting Levison Wood's epic nine month journey 'Walking The Nile', followed
by a 1700 mile expedition  in 'Walking The Himalayas'.
Jamie also worked alongside Lev as Series Producer/Director on ‘Walking The Americas’,  whilst his most recent work alongside Lev was  'From Russia To Iran: Crossing The Wild Frontier' which has just finished airing on Channel 4.
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