About

Gopeng Malaysia Kayaking

Our Story:

We love human-powered multi-sport adventures in far-flung places. In order to create our trips, we have read through hundreds of pages of travel journals, blogs, and trip reports, made phone calls to friends abroad, picked partner’s brains on belay ledges, eddies, and singletracks, and just generally dreamed big. Then we threw caution to the wind, and went out to do them. Sometimes we succeeded, sometimes we failed, but have always paddled, biked or climbed away as stronger, and deeper people. As we traveled the world and met other traveling athletes, we have realized that our passion for human-powered multi-sport adventures was not just some strange personality trait. So, we decided to create an online guidebook of our experiences and invite other athletes to do the same, in order to create an inspiring and accessible guide to adventures that you can’t find in a guidebook.

Meet Our Team:

Lee Neale

Lee smiling ear to ear after climbing La Esfinge in the Cordillera Blanca

Lee smiling ear to ear after climbing La Esfinge in the Cordillera Blanca

Lee grew up happily playing soccer and shredding out guitar riffs while planning a life of adventure from the quiet suburbs of Charlotte, NC, USA. While studying Latin American History at Furman University, Lee took a short break and hiked for 1800 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail through the state of California. This experience inspired a love for the wilderness and allowed him to experience the transformational power of adventure travel. Lee has had the privilege to meet wonderful people and experience breathtakingly beautiful places while paddling, climbing and mountain biking throughout the United States, Central America, South America and Asia. Lee has developed a passion for guiding clients around the world through a variety of roles over the past seven years, including Outdoor Instructor, EMT, and Guide. Lee currently leads international trips focused on cultural learning, and adventure sports in South America and Asia.

 

Ben Baber

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Ben on a first descent in Malaysia

Originally from England Ben has spent the last 5 years traveling the world working as an outdoor guide and racking up first descents. Most recently he has appeared in the latest copy of Action Asia for his accomplishments. A keen outdoorsmen, Ben has turned his hand to most sports in his own time and professionally. As a Rescue 3 instructor you’re most likely to find in a remote jungle battling his way down river.

He has a personal blog: http://gonzoadventures.weebly.com/

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