Co-Founder and Expedition Guide
Raj has operated in some of the most inhospitable places imaginable – in both a civilian and military capacity – from mountain, desert, polar and jungle environments, right through to warzones. He uses his consummate experience in remote and hostile regions to help others achieve; safely guiding and inspiring those under his charge to fulfill their dreams and ambitions.
Raj is one of a select few individuals that has successfully climbed, unguided, the highest mountain on every continent in the world.
Trust in Raj, along with his leadership ability and expedition skills were recognised when he was asked to lead the Celebrity BBC Comic Relief climb on Mount Kilimanjaro. In this feature BBC1 documentary, he commendably led the likes of Cheryl Fernandez- Versini (formerly Cheryl Cole), Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles and a host of other celebrities to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. In doing so, Raj helped the celebrity team raise £3.3 million pounds from this expedition alone to fight malaria in East Africa.
Due to his ongoing success in the field, Raj was the Expedition Leader for David Beckham and three of his friends through the Amazon Jungle. He helped successfully guide them, the BBC film crew and the production team safely through this challenging environment, reaching their end goal of visiting the secretive and normally forbidden Yanomami tribe; a special privilege and rare insight into the way of life of this remarkable tribe.
Raj is also a qualified Doctor and from a medical point of view, his main interests are remote fieldwork and expedition medicine – with a special concern for medicinal care in the high-altitude environment.