Travel Expert Olly Pemberton
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Introducing Olly Pemberton
Sea-kayaking in the Irish sea, snorkelling with 12-metre Basking sharks and exploring purple mountains and lush glens; this was growing up on the Isle of Man.
But it wasn’t long before Olly yearned for adventure beyond the craggy borders of his 32 by 14 mile playground. It’s probably the Viking blood but it’s with the cold where he feels most at home, be it driving dogsleds in Arctic Scandinavia or ski touring.
Over the years, he’s been fortunate to reach some far-flung destinations, especially in 2008, when with two mates and a 1991 1-litre Fiat Panda named Amy, he set off from Douglas to Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. 19 countries, 6 break downs and numerous hairy moments later the passion for adventure was burning brighter than ever!
Read time – 2 minutes Capturing a white, wintry landscape on camera can be a challenge. Here, Exodus’ Olly Pemberton shares his tips on taking the perfect picture… How to Photograph the Northern Lights Northern Lights If you’re lucky enough to have clear skies, you might see the Northern Lights on your winter adventure –...Read More
Read time – 1 minute What happens when one Irishman takes on the Inca Trail – as a porter?! In 2016, Jarlath McHale took on Peru’s most famous trek, the Inca Trail. In 2017, he went back to complete the same four-day route – but this time as one of the porters who so inspired...Read More
Read time – 1 minute Our man behind the lens, videographer Olly Pemberton, says he feels most at home in cold places. He’s driven dogsleds in Arctic Scandinavia and a Fiat Panda to Mongolia. But even for Olly, Iceland pulls out all the stops. Northern Lights in Iceland “It’s the sense of being totally removed from the world you know,...Read More
Read time – 3 minutes As the frost settles on the ground, the question to ask is should the cold and wet put you off getting on your bike and training for the upcoming warmer days? Absolutely not! There is an old saying from many a grizzled cyclist: “There’s no such thing as bad weather,...Read More
Read time – 3 minutes There was something incredibly welcoming about Izamal. It could have been that as we cycled through the smooth cobbled streets the ochre of the colonial buildings was being warmed by the late evening sun. It could have also been the sudden bursts of enthusiasm from the otherwise lethargic locals relaxing...Read More
Read time – 3 minutes A pinkish hue begins to tiptoe across the barren crowns of jagged limestone peaks of Slovenia, announcing their hulking presence along the horizon. Far below the fertile meadows remain embraced in a cradle of darkness, tucked in by a soft duvet of mist that curls upwards at the edges. Ambitious rooks...Read More
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