Richard Johnson epitomises what it means to be an adventurer. He sets his sights on epic feats all around the world and goes to extraordinary lengths to achieve them. In this episode, Andy talks to Richard about a few of his adventure highlights, including trekking across the Gobi Desert with the help of a few camels, and completing the first ever crossing of Papua New Guinea on foot at its widest point with close friend and sidekick Patrick Hutton. Richard has so many incredible yarns, from bush bashing through dense jungle and encountering remote tribes, to cringe-worthy cures for injured camels. He's a great storyteller and it feels like we only got to scratch the surface. Nevertheless, the conversation should serve as inspiration for anyone who's interested in pushing the limits and living a full life full of adventure.
Richard is currently based in the UK, but has links to New Zealand having spent time here and competed in the Coast to Coast. He runs Mammoth Journeys, which leads cycle tours all around the world.
Go here to watch the documentary series on the crossing of Papua New Guinea.
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