Date of Birth 3 April 1982
Country South Africa
City George (Best place in SA)
Primary Sport MTB – XCO
Other Sports Kayaking / Canyoneering / Mountaineering / Rock climbing / Mountain running / Adventure Racing
Dreams and Aspirations: Seeing as much of the world as possible through MTB, Kayaking and Climbing and meeting awesome people en route !!
Career Highlights: Racing in SA colors at various XCO World Cups. Poduim at SA Champs XCO Elite category. Competing at Red Bull Dolomitenmann. Land Rover G4 challenge selections x 2. First Descents of technical creeks in South Western Cape – Solo kayaking
Growing up on a farm in the Stormberg mountains of the Eastern Cape, my outdoor life started early, doing my first overnight mountaineering trip at age 6. My childhood was spent out in nature either on horseback or mountaineering with my dad. By the time I finished school there were few mountains I had not yet climbed in South Africa. At school sport was always a big deal to me and I played all the sport the school had to offer namely rugby,cricket,tennis,squash and hockey.
Spent my first year out of school in the USA working on a summer camp taking out trips into the Californian wilderness areas before I went onto finish a diploma in Conservation and a degree in Forestry due to my love of Nature.
Since then I have spent my lifetime exploring using whatever means necessary to experience the beauty of nature and push my own limits. This led to a professional career in Cross Country Mountainbiking, which enabled me to see the world.
The last 4 years my racing has taken a back seat to build up my Adventure business where I facilitate personalized adventure experiences for clients. This has allowed me to be out in nature everyday, meeting new and interesting people and share with them my passion for the environment and it’s Creator my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.