Meet the adventurer

Meet the adventurers: award-winning wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert

Meet the adventurers: award-winning wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert

As part of National Geographic’s Big Cat Week we catch up with the filmmakers to discuss the state of the world’s big cats and learn how Jade Eyed Leopard — their latest film — aims to galvanise audiences to help safeguard the future of Africa’s wildlife.

Meet the adventurer: Reza Pakravan on crossing Africa’s Sahelian belt, from Senegal to Somalia

British explorer Reza Pakravan is the first person in modern history to travel the width of Africa via the Sahel, the semi-arid zone south of the Sahara Desert. His Amazon series, The World’s Most Dangerous Borders, launched in 2020. Here, he discusses endurance, mental health and documenting the lives of indigenous people.

Meet the adventurer: hiking advocate Jenny Bruso on making the outdoors accessible to all

The US-based founder of Unlikely Hikers tells the story behind the inclusive community she created, and why opening up access to the outdoors is more important than challenging perceptions.

Meet the adventurer: mountaineer Rebecca Stephens on conquering Everest

Rebecca Stephens became the first British woman to climb Everest on 17 May 1993 and was subsequently awarded an MBE. The following year she went on to become the first British woman to scale the Seven Summits, the highest mountain on each continent.

Meet the adventurer: ice freediver Kiki Bosch on the transformative power of the ocean

Dutch diver Kiki Bosch plunges to extreme depths in the world’s coldest waters as a form of therapy, helping her to deal with the trauma of sexual assault. Now her story is revealed in the award-winning documentary, Descent (2020).

Meet the adventurer: Jessica Nabongo on the lessons learnt from visiting 195 countries

In October 2019, travel entrepreneur and photographer Jessica Nabongo became the first documented black woman to visit all 195 UN member states, travelling to 89 countries solo. She talked to us about extreme destinations and new adventures.

Meet the adventurer: Jenny Tough on the solo expeditions that changed her life

We caught up with the globetrotting endurance athlete — currently on a solo mission to run across a mountain range on every continent — who spoke to us about positive thinking, her most challenging moment and the lessons that helped her survive lockdown.

Meet the adventurer: Mike Horn on risk, polar challenges and caring for the planet

South African-born Mike Horn is a renowned professional explorer and climate change activist, whose latest adventure saw him circumnavigate the globe via the North and South Poles — with millions watching live from home.

Meet the adventurer: Mario Rigby on serendipity, sustainability and celebrating difference

Modern-day explorer and travel personality Mario Rigby spent more than two years walking across Africa. We talk to him about his expedition, as well as his keen advocacy for a more diverse, eco-conscious travel landscape.

Meet the adventurer: Matt Wright

The adventurer and star of National Geographic Wild show Monster Croc Wrangler is no stranger to extreme conditions and survival instincts.

Meet the adventurer: Daniel Raven-Ellison

In our new series, we meet record-breakers and boundary-pushers in the world of travel. This time it’s a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

Meet the adventurer: Alice Morrison on strange happenings and the country she keeps returning to

BBC Two presenter Alice Morrison was the first woman to walk the length of Morocco’s longest river, the Draa, from source to sea to discover what happens when the nature’s water supply runs out. We find out what her idea of adventure is.

Meet the adventurer: Steve Smith on space and perseverance

With space tourism slowly becoming a reality, we speak to the astronaut about his experiences in space and how they’ve changed his outlook.

Meet the adventurer: Crista Cullen MBE

After teaming up with Exodus Travels to raise awareness of female porters in Tanzania, Olympic gold medal-winning hockey player and conservationist Crista Cullen MBE tells us what adventure means to her following her recent trek up Mount Kilimanjaro.

Meet the adventurer: Simon Reeve on extraordinary human tales and unexpected delicacies

An explorer who has journeyed far and wide, Simon Reeve's BBC series Mediterranean with Simon Reeve sees him discover the darker side of the region. We chat to him about his most memorable adventures.

Meet the adventurer: Felicity Aston discusses her trips to the world's frozen hinterlands

Felicity Aston has travelled far and wide as an explorer and former meteorologist for the British Antarctic Survey. We find out what adventure means to her.

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