Author, environmentalist, film-maker, international motivational speaker.
Benedict Allen became established as one of the world's leading modern-day explorers through expeditions famously achieved not with a phone, GPS or "backup," but by preparation alone with remote indigenous communities. Dispensing with a film crew, he went on to pioneer the authentic recording of adventurous journeys for TV.
"For me personally, exploration isn't about conquering nature, planting flags or leaving your mark. It's about the opposite: opening yourself up and allowing the place to leave its mark on you..."