John Blashford Snell
From Utmost East to Utmost West
John Blashford-Snell CBE is one of the world’s most renowned and respected explorers. He has organised and lead over 100 expeditions including an exploration of the infamous Blue Nile, made the first vehicle crossing of the complete Darien Gap, and navigated almost all 2700 miles of the Congo River, the last two journeys driven by environmental, medical and scientific objectives. On retiring from the Army, he served as Director-General of Operation Raleigh which by 1992 had enabled 10,000 young people from 50 nations to take part in challenges and expeditions. Colonel John’s work has been recognized by awards including the Segrave Trophy, the Livingstone Medal, the Patrons Medal of the Royal Geographical Society and the Gold Medal of the Institute of Royal Engineers. He has written 16 books, broadcasts and lectures and continues to lead expeditions worldwide.