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Darren is an adventurer whose personal philosophy asks what we can learn when we put ourselves in a place of adventure. Over the last 20+ years, Darren has explored some of the worlds most challenging rivers. He specialises in trips across the Himalaya in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Pakistan and Tibet. He has been called one of the most innovative paddlers of his generation, his name synonymous with a generation of Himalaya paddlers.
Darren has Countless 1st Descents and numerous noteworthy Solo descents to his name.
He is Owner and Head guide of Pure Land Expeditions, working directly with Nepal, Bhutan and India Governments to promote safe adventure sports and safe working practices.
He runs First Aid courses along with boutique travel experiences at PURE LAND EXPEDITIONS. He is a IRF class 4-5 guide, safety boater, and trip leader.
Along with river running Darren has lead Royal Enfield motorcycle expeditions and treks in India and Nepal.
His talks and workshops are suitable for all adventure seekers, those interested in risk and as motivational tools.
He asks, ‘When was the last time you allowed a space to embrace the passion, grace, silence, and noise of the NOW’.
Only paddler ever to solo the rivers from Everest.
Only paddler to have paddled all the rivers from Everest and K2.
Speed records on Tsarap and Zanskar, Tons, Pindar, Arun.
Triple crown paddler.
Respected Himalayan guide working relationships with governors in India and Nepal.
Expedition provider to Indian and British Army and Navy.
Consultant for Wadi Adventure.
RIDING THE TEARS OF EVEREST
WHITEWATER NEPAL (with Peter Knowles)
WHITEWATER LADAKH (with Tsering Chotak)
Tickets are £5 on the door.