Rowan spent the early 1980’s in the Nepal and India Himalaya leading treks, river trips and fishing tours for Tiger Mountain, before returning to the UK to work at their London office (ExplorAsia) with Nick Van Gruisen.

In 1991, Rowan and Nick founded Worldwide Journeys and Expeditions and grew it into one of the UK’s most successful adventure travel companies, before merging with The Ultimate Travel Company in 2003.

The company’s involvement with charity challenge events began in 1997 when Rowan organised and led a trek in the High Atlas of Morocco for a group of 80 trekkers raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • All specialists well travelled
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All challenges designed to suit individual needs


  • 95% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7