Modern Exploration



Hello and welcome to my new website. I’m an award-winning modern explorer, social entrepreneur, and environmental photojournalist. Read more about me, explore my expeditions and projects, catch up with my latest news and views on the blog, and check out my upcoming podcast, The Modern Explorers.

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The Sandukui Pinnacle was just Climbed by an Indonesian Team

October 14, 2017 | Martin About to depart on a 3 week bikepacking recce of a pinnacle I've been dreaming about for years, I disover that an Indonesian team has just made the first ascent, throwing my plans into chaos. What now?
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Photographing the Last Children of Long Sa’an

July 31, 2017 | Martin

The man in the photograph above is Pak Zung Adjang. He lived in the Dayak village of Long Setulang, Kalimantan, where he once served as the village Head of Culture (Kepala Adat). He died recently, aged 78.

With him died a unique part of an ...
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Why I’m Building Expedition Base Camp

July 24, 2017 | Martin

A couple of years ago I was developing a semi-commercial expedition in partnership with Falmouth University and the Heart of Borneo Project, organised through my social enterprise Beyond Exploration. The expedition was the first Rapid Assessment Visual Expedition to Borneo – the Borneo RAVE ...
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