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Ripley Davenport is a British explorer, adventurer, entrepreneur and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
In 2010 Ripley Davenport was the first to attempt a solo and unsupported traverse across Mongolia. In 2011, he returned to Mongolia to lead 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. In 2015 he became the first person to swim the length of the Kenmare River in the Republic of Ireland, a 26 mile/42km self sufficient
adventure swim alone, without boat support.
Ripley 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.
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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.
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Each adventure requires determination,
dedication, passion, goal-setting,
perseverance, self-motivation, overcoming
setbacks, confidence and ambition and the
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numerous companies, organisations and
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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.
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Ripley recently returned from a 1 month search and rescue mission on board the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship 'Topaz Responder' in
the Eastern Aegean. Deployed as a rescue swimmer, he was one of two rescue swimmers operating from high-speed rescue crafts (FRDC) named
in the memory of Aylan and Galip Kurdi, Syrian children who perished in September 2015 off the coast of Turkey. He was involved in several
dynamic and intense rescues, which were filmed and shown on major news channels around the world. Read more >>
Ripley is taking to the sea for another swimming challenge. He has announced an attempt to swim the Malta Channel from Sicily to Gozo, a
distance of about 82km/52 miles, which is roughly the equivalent of a double crossing of the English Channel. Ripley will depart from Sicily on
May 21st and swim until he reaches terra firma on Gozo on the 22nd May, 2016. Read more >>