|WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RIPLEY DAVENPORT WEBSITE!
Ripley Davenport is a British explorer, adventurer and entrepreneur. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis In 2011, his accomplishments range from
leading an international team on a 1000 mile journey, on foot, across the Altai Mountains and Gobi Desert in 2011. It was an expedition that
established many notable achievements, which included an education through expedition program to over 30 schools and hundreds of pupils
around the world. He was the first to attempt a solo and unsupported traverse across Mongolia in 2010 and the first person to swim the length
of the Kenmare River in Ireland, a non-stop 26 mile/42km self sufficient adventure swim without boat support. He's also had his fair share of
failure and disappointments.
Ripley is an owner of three businesses, a brand ambassador, motivational speaker and a search and rescue volunteer. He has travelled
throughout Europe, Asia, Northern and Southern America, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia in the southern Atlantic Ocean, the Greater
and Lesser Antilles (West Indies) and regions in Africa, such as Ghana and Namibia.
Read more >>
|RIPLEY DAVENPORT ON INSTAGRAM
|@RIPLEYDAVENPORT ON TWITTER
|© RIPLEY DAVENPORT ™ 2008 - 2015. All rights reserved.
The site was designed by ripd and made wonderful by the astounding #evolution. Desert photography copyright © Emmanuel Berthier.
Everything else (including the design) is © Ripley Davenport & ripd 2008-2015. www.ripleydavenport.com is the official website of Ripley Davenport.
It does not endorse any information, content, presentation or accuracy of such other websites.
His enthusiasm for the wild, untamed
places are essential principles in his life.
He was a regular average Joe facing similar
life struggles like most. Along the way he
learnt some very hard lessons, confronted
many obstacles and achieved against all
odds. Ripley has experienced failure,
despair and disappointment, made bad
decisions, acted on impulse and suffered
as a consequence.
|PARTNERS & SPONSORS
Each adventure requires determination,
dedication, passion, goal-setting,
perseverance, self-motivation, overcoming
setbacks, confidence and ambition and the
wonderful assistance from the following
companies and organisations that make it
Ripley is proud to be sponsored by
numerous companies, organisations and
Learn more about Ripley's Partners...
Ripley's story is a journey of self-discovery
and perseverance, which he believes has
defined the individual he is today.
Ripley talks about courage, vision, failure,
risk-taking, overcoming adversity and
achieving the impossible, no matter how
steep the odds and living with Multiple
It's a story of dedication, disappointment,
radical changes and pride.
Book Ripley as a speaker...
Inspired by the adventures of Lieutenant
Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence ‘of
Arabia’ after flicking though a faded
selection of black and white images,
autodidact Ripley Davenport has trekked
through deserts and been exposed to some
of the harshest living conditions on the
planet for over a decade.
Diving on a single breath can be considered
the purest and most natural approach of
exploring the world beneath the waves.
As with any type of training, Ripley will
have to get out of his comfort zone and
find a way to surrender to discomfort – and
not fight it. Training has commenced with
hopes of going deeper for longer.
The magnitude of adventure swimming has
many elements that reach beyond anything
that Ripley has ever attempted.
It requires tremendous physical and mental
strength as Ripley confronts the sea alone
and without boat support in an ambitious
adventure, an indisputable test of his