Adventures

 

Niall has sought out adventure from a young age, and had completed several multi-day cycling trips and inter-railed around Europe by the age of 16. After having canoed the Yukon River, climbed and mountaineered in the USA and Europe and having completed two Himalayan cycling expeditions, Niall was looking to take the step into serious adventure pursuits.  
He achieved this by rowing across the Atlantic Ocean and skiing across Greenland.

Since 2008 the majority of Niall’s expeditions have focussed on zoological research, in particular to Honduras, where Niall has spent over 11 months researching the endangered Baird’s tapir in some of the most remote regions in all of Central America. 

 

Atlantic Rowing

04/12/07 – 05/02/08

Between December 4th 2007 and February 5th 2008, Niall undertook his greatest challenge to date in rowing across the Atlantic Ocean from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua in the Caribbean. Niall’s friend James Burge emailed him in July 2006 with a link to the Woodvale Challenge Atlantic Rowing Race website, with a note saying…

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  Greenland Adventure

24/04/09 – 17/05/09

In April 2009, Niall and his friend Murray Smith manhauled across the Greenland Icecap from the Nagtivit Glacier on the East Coast of Greenland, to the Point 660 on the Russell Glacier on the West Coast of Greenland. Murray and Niall’s expedition was one of only three successful crossings of Greenland that season…

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 Climbing

Despite being naturally very wary of heights, Niall’s main sporting passion is rock climbing, and he has climbed in numerous places around the world including the Alps, the Picos de Europa, California and of course in the UK. His most notable climbing achievements have come under the highly capable leadership of his brother Finn…

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 Cycling

July to August 2000 and July 2005

Niall’s first major expedition was to Central Asia in the year 2000, where he cycled from Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, over the Khunjerab Pass between China and Pakistan and down the Karakoram Highway to Gilgit in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province. Niall, his father Seamus and friend Stuart cycled over 1500 miles, crossing the highest paved pass in the world…

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 Zoological Adventures

Niall’s career as a zoologist has taken him on many expeditions all over the world, amounting to over 19 months conducting research in the field. Niall is a member of the tapir specialist group, is an ambassador for the Atlantic Whale Foundation, has raised funds for Bristol Zoo’s gorilla and chimpanzee conservation project in Cameroon and is currently studying for a PhD…

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