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Darren Clarkson-King

The boss - Darren Clarkson-King

Speciality - Himalayan Expeditions

Who are you?

I am an adventurer whose personal philosophy asks what we can learn when we put ourselves in a place of adventure.

Over the last 20+ years I have explored some of the world's most challenging rivers. I specialise in trips across the Himalaya in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Pakistan and Tibet. I have been called one of the most innovative paddlers of my generation!

I have countless first descents and numerous noteworthy solo descents to my name.

I am the 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.

Along with running boutique experiences, I am an IRF class 4-5 guide, safety boater and trip leader. Along with river running, I have lead Royal Enfield motorcycle expeditions and treks in India and Nepal.

My talks and workshops are suitable for all adventure seekers, those interested in risk and as motivational tools.

I ask: 'When was the last time you allowed a space to embrace the passion, grace, silence and noise of the NOW?"

I'm the only paddler ever to solo the rivers from Everest and the only paddler to have paddled all the rivers from Everest and K2. I have speed records on Tsarap and Zanskar, Tons, Pindar, Arun. I'm a Triple crown paddler. I'm also a respected Himalayan guide working relationships with governors in India and Nepa and an expedition provider to the Indian and British Army and Navy. I'm also a consultant for Wadi Adventure.

Author of -

Riding the Tears of Everest

Whitewater Nepal with Peter Knowles

Whitewater Ladakh with Tsering Chotak

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