Chris Charlton Global Expedition Guide
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Expedition Guide: Chris Charlton
Born and educated in England, Chris is a laid-back, fun-loving and highly experienced
expedition guide, having organised and led many expeditions in a multitude of environments
across 6 continents for individuals and groups of up to 40 people. He has broad experience
useful for expedition life, gained in both a civilian and military context, including paramedicine,
outdoor sports, photography, writing, ﬁlmmaking, politics and diplomacy; and of course, enjoys
culture, music, ﬁlm, dance, parties and having lots of fun.
Chris is also a highly experienced project and programme manager, management consultant, coach and
trainer. For more information about Chris’ professional experience, click here...
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Using any means necessary, whether it be car, bus, boat, barge, taxi, train, motorbike,
or on foot, Chris has explored the diversity of some of the world’s great independent travel
destinations, including such trips as South East Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Southern
Australia in a VW beetle, as well as exploring many of the world’s more interesting cities.
He was also President of Cambridge University Overlanders’ Club.
Chris has experienced some great Safari adventures in the East African Rift Valley, the
Tanzania Serengeti, northern Canada and southern Nepal. He also qualiﬁed as a Wildlife
Campus Game Ranger & Environmental Ranger in South Africa.
As a PADI Divemaster, Chris has dived in some of the world’s most exotic scuba-diving
locations including the Australian Great Barrier Reef, the Caribbean, the Seychelles, East
Coast of Africa, the Red Sea, and some of the best dive spots in South East Asia.
Chris has organised summer & winter trekking trips to all corners of the globe, including
traversing the Via Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites, the South African Drakensberg
mountains, the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, long distance footpaths in England, Munro-
bagging in Scotland, bushwalking in the Australian outback, and on the Oman border.
On a range of trips from weekend jaunts to serious downhill excitement to 6-week,
1500 mile tours, including the Pyrenees, traversing the Moroccan Atlas mountains, around
the islands of New Zealand, and a 1500 mile tour of Scotland, Chris loves MTB.
Kayaking & Rafting
On several continents, Chris has explored some great rivers, sea kayaking adventures
and white water action, inclduing in the UK, Australia, Nepal, and France. He has also has
been involved in organising courses for beginners to the wildest Grade 5 (or more) ride;
and part-qualiﬁed as a raft guide in Scotland.
Skiing & Snowboarding
With over 4 months on the white stuff in North America and Europe, Chris is a proﬁcient
skiier and snowboarder, both on- and off-piste.
Chris has organised mountaineering expeditions to climb amazing mountains in a
variety of the world’s great mountain ranges including the Himalayas, the European &
New Zealand Alps, the Tien Shan Mountains bordering Kazakhstan & China, the North
African Atlas mountains, even Mt Kinabalu in Northern Borneo, and Denali.
Chris has led many teams in a variety of adventure races, from day and weekend events
to some of the world’s most gruelling endurance races, including the 1997 Discovery
Channel Eco-Challenge in Queensland, Australia; and the 2001 Marathon des Sables,
running over 6 marathons back to back over 6 days across the Sahara desert.
Flying, Skydiving & Paragliding
Whether in a commercial jet, a sea-plane, or a helicopter, Chris loves to ﬂy. He qualiﬁed
as a UK paragliding club pilot, and plans to get his private pilot’s licence for ﬁxed wing and
helicopters. He has dabbled in the art of skydiving and wants to do more.
Sailing & Waterskiing
Having gained his RYA Skipper certiﬁcate, Chris is comfortable sailing yachts, or getting
closer to the water in a sailing dinghy. And for those that like the power boating world, he
has also explored some cool waterskiing and wakeboarding spots.
Chris has also studied several martial arts; and has enjoyed a range of team sports,
including football, rugby, hockey, and athletics. And of course, taking time to relax, on the
beach, in the hills or at the bar!!
What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? Join Chris and, together, you
can have a fantastic time doing whatever you’ve always wanted to...
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