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.
Rare Przewalski Horses spotted on Expedition in Mongolia
On return from the 2018 expedition to Mongolia, Alan Campbell very kindly put together a video below using drone footage (below) filmed by Matt Wittingham and Jack Matthews.
There is some beautiful footage of the extraordinary Mongolian landscape, as well as film of the Nadaam Festival and some of the now very rare Przewalski horses.
.Ronalda was a beautiful ten year old Brazilian girl who lived close to the small town of Humaita on the banks of the Rio Madeira. In 2001, members of the Scientific Exploration Society met her on board Kota Mama III during the epic voyage along the tributaries leading to the Amazon. Team members were shocked to see her double cleft lip and hare pallette and resolved to raise funds to help her and her family. In October 2018, Ronalda was traced and you can read more about her story here.
JBS is on Expedition in Bardia, Nepal
Read the latest Sitreps for this expedition here.
MONGOLIA 2020 - A new three week scientific/community aid expedition in the Khan Khenth area of Mongolia (East of Ulaan Baatar) is being planned for June/July 2020. Details will be available shortly. Applicants must be competent riders.