Colonel John Blashford-Snell is one of the world's most renowned and highly respected explorers. 

JBS supports and works with numerous charities working with underprivileged youth in the UK as well as undertaking countless community aid projects in remote parts of the world.



JBS recently had an unforgettable moment when he and the team met a 15 foot King Cobra.  This gigantic serpent, the largest venomous snake in the world, can grow to 18 feet and carries sufficient venom to kill an elephant.

Examining video of the encounter (see below), leading herpetologist, Mark O’Shea commented.  “The team was very fortunate to see such a snake.  I’m  glad they treated it with respect and did not try to kill it, as many would have done”.

JBS is mounting two exciting new expeditions in 2015 and a further one to Colombia in 2016. 


Join him in Costa Rica but please note the Assam expedition is now full.


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Encounter with a 15 foot King Cobra

Costa Rica Gallery

Assam Gallery

A Brief Gallery of Photos of Some of JBS's Expeditions

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