In episode 4 we hear from the Belgian Beast of exploration and adventure, Louis-Philippe Loncke. He has a whopping 10 world firsts to his name, works as an engineers, has 3 degrees, 3 masters, and speaks 4 languages...as you do.
We cover his adventures ranging from the worlds toughest deserts to the brutal colds of Iceland. One of his most impressive world firsts was crossing Australia's Simpson Desert unsupported, which was though impossible until he actually did it!
He's also been involved in scientific research, and charity work.
Oh and he was also named European Adventurer of the Year in 2016...
Now get listening and start planning your next adventure - big or small - just do something!
Louis’ attraction to adventure
Why Louis isn’t into climbing Everest
How Louis got into adventure
The Lonely Planet’s guide to Bushwalking in Australia
Other ideas for things to do in Aus:
Do you tend to push things to the extreme?
The Red Bull extreme athletes
We are animals. Humans, but animals.
How did being alone for a long period of time affect you?
The power of the pussycat dolls…
Castaway with Tom Hanks
The perils of extreme tiredness in the wilderness
The effects of cognitive function under extreme stress
Louis’ explorer app
How do you improve mental toughness and resilience?
How can newcomers break into adventure?
Louis’ plan to bring people with him to Australia’s Simpson Desert AKA Mars on earth (according to NASA)
Louis’ upcoming film
What draws you to such hardcore adventures?
Sir Ranulph Fiennes to attempt record winter Antarctica trek
The success of Bear Grylls
Which adventure are you most pleased with?
Ed Stafford - Walking the Amazon
Circumnavigating Lake Titicaca with the unsung hero and true badass Gadiel “Cho” Sánchez Rivera - what’s a Kayak?
Creating the first street view of Lake Titicaca
The two types of explorers
The storm of death
Henry David Thoreau — ‘I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately'
What are you planning for your next adventure?
Now is the safest time to be alive, but does safer mean better?
4 British teens rescued 3 times trying to cross Iceland unsupported in winter
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice
Dave Cornthwaite’s Say Yes More
Oh and he has 3 degrees, 3 masters, and speaks 4 languages…
Cycling Alaska to Argentina