Colonel John Blashford-Snell is one of the world's most renowned and highly respected explorers. He has mounted numerous expeditions over the past 50 years all over the world, concentrating on scientific research and community aid.
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.
In the 2019 New Year Honours list JBS was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to scientific research abroad and to young people in the UK.
The Darien Breakthrough - 50 years of the Range Rover
The year 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the production of the Range Rover. Already articles commemorating the launching of this legendary vehicle have started to appear in the press. The first major test of this remarkable car was the epic British Trans-Americas Expedition. The aim was to focus attention on the need to complete the Pan-American Highway, at 17000miles, the longest road in the world.
JBS has prepared a fascinating lecture on this epic expedition. For more details please visit the Public Speaking page.
Bolivian Recce Expedition March/April 2020
JBS has been asked to assist the village of Tres Hermanos on the Beni River in Bolivia.
There are 17 families who urgently need their primary school refurbished and a clean water supply put into operation.
At the same time he plans to carry out a reconnaissance of some interesting little-known archaeological sites and study the wildlife in the region with a view to launching a larger scale expedition for the benefit of the area in the future.
Please see Future Expeditions for more details.
Mongolian Expedition June/July 2020
A new three week scientific and community aid expedition in the Khan Khenth area of Mongolia (East of Ulaan Baatar) is currently being planned.
The expedition will be carrying out community aid projects, giving dental and medical help to the local people and performing archaeological, biological and zoological tasks with Mongolian scientists. The scientific studies are organised with the support of the National University by Professor Terbish, who has accompanied our expeditions since 1992.
Applicants must be competent riders. Please see Future Expeditions for more details.