Luca had always dreamed of travelling EVERYWHERE, and in 2005 he eventually drove his Ford Probe from New York City to Panama City and he never looked back! Luca became an overland driver and mechanic and during this time worked and travelled in over 100 countries across 5 continents. In 2015 he was looking for a new venture and qualified as a Paramedic, with a view of combining this with his love of travel. Since then, Luca has gone on to lead expeditions in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Siberia and Chad just to mention a few.
Luca is an Advanced Paramedic and an Expedition Leader and Medic with over 15 years’ experience. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Fellow of Extreme Wilderness Medicine and Wilderness Expedition Medicine Faculty Member. He also holds a Mountain Leader and Water Rescue Technician qualifications.
In 2012 he won Wanderlust Expedition Leader of the Year Award and was awarded a bursary. Luca then used this to set up a sustainable, income-generating, community project in Antigua, Guatemala to support women and their children who have been victims of domestic abuse. This project continues to run to this day.
Luca’s work has featured in magazines such as ‘Trek and Mountains’, ‘Adventure Travel’ and ‘Reader’s Digest’. His world first crossing of the Dash e Lut Desert in Iran, in 2015 featured in the National Geographic’s Traveller. Luca has also written a publication for ‘Paramedic Insight’ narrating his experience as an expedition medic, for an unsupported winter snowshoe crossing of Spitzbergen.
Finally, since February 2022, Luca has co-founded and been Head of Operations for #Medics4Ukraine, who have delivered over 1.1 million pounds worth of medical aid to Ukraine, as well as several trauma medical courses to frontline soldiers and medics.