Terry Bolland

Speaker: Terry Bolland

Life as an Expedition Paddler

Terry has been adventuring in one way or another all his life. He has paddled for 45 years, covering over 100,000 kms, and has explored over 40 countries. His main passion has been expedition canoeing and kayaking all over Australia and North America, plus backpacking and cycling. Terry is an Australian Canoe/Kayak Instructor and has trained thousands of canoeists to achieve their goals. He has competed in 26 Avon Descents, many national championships, held a World Record and is one of Australia’s leading expedition paddlers. Last year, he won bronze in his age group at the World Masters Canoe Championships.

Life as an expedition paddler has been extremely rewarding but has its dangers – some that can be avoided with training, smart thinking and planning and others that just can’t be planned for. Some of Terry’s most dangerous expeditions were paddling around the remote, hostile Kimberley Coast. In the 1980s, he completed five adventures here, including retracing the steps of explorers and plane-crash survivors while getting attacked by sharks and crocodiles. But for Terry, there is no better place to be one with nature and danger than this spectacular coastline steeped in beauty, history and the ultimate challenges.

Website: https://terrybolland.wordpress.com


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