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Tim Moss

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert on foot and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...


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    Christian Benke

    The last one made me laugh out loud!

    I’m still stunned how kids manage to reset my GPS-recorder within seconds by randomly pressing buttons. Nowadays i’m quick to shout “Don’t touch”.

    Practice the “headwaggle and smile” to get a reaction.

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      Tim Moss

      …and it’s not just the kids! Fully grown adults seem to be just as curious/shameless with their investigations.

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    Najeeb Ahmed Khan

    Hi Tim
    this is an eye opener, this is same everywhere you go in the entire Indian subcontinent,

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      Tim Moss

      I’m hoping Nepal doesn’t count as part of the subcontinent… That’s where we’re heading to escape the madness!

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    Dan Page

    Hi Guys,

    Sounds interesting!

    When I drove through Mongolia in 2005 it was a similar story. I remember one incident in particular. We stopped for petrol beside a local gentleman with a small canister of fuel (the local equivalent of a Shell / BP garage) and whilst negotiating how much petrol we needed, a local child got in the driver seat, played with the buttons and started the engine. It was a touch concerning at first but we soon learned that this was just the norm in a country where personal space does not exist and it is normal for three generations to live in the same (albeit usually large) tent.

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      Tim Moss

      Cheers Dan. I worry enough when someone tries to ride my heavy bike, but a car…!


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