Richard grew up in Teignmouth, a seaside town in South Devon, right on the South West Coat Path. Surround by nature and adventure in all directions he explored the many adventures offered around the town. Taking to the water firstly he started kayaking and sea swimming from a young age. During his early teens he his attention turned inland. Discovering Dartmoor, by under taking the Ten Tors Challenge, he explored large portions of Dartmoor. While exploring Dartmoor Richard experienced many moments being "geographically challenged", otherwise know as lost.
Adventurous travel have taken Richard all over the world, from hiking the Slovenian Mountain Trail, to driving to Mongolia on the Mongol Rally and circumnavigating the world during his time with the Global Convoy. During these adventures Richard experienced a variety of cultures, societies and incredible natural places.
Alongside this Richard has a keen interest in a huge variety of topics, from geography, history and science as over arching themes. These other interests stemmed from his time completing, his Duke of Edinburgh award's (DoE) and being a member of the Air Training Corps. Expanding his knowledge further through volunteering, as part of the his DoE, in a youth centre developing his skills to become a youth support worker. He has uses this a great deal working with young people across the country on the National Citizens Service programme and on DoE Programmes as an supervisor and soon to be Assessor. Alongside being a youth worker Richard is a keen outdoor enthusiast, holding several qualification. The current qualifications Richard hold are; Mountain Leader, Walking Group Leader, Climbing Wall Instructor and National Navigation Award Scheme, of expanding this qualification base. Richard Freelances for a variety of companies on DoE work, whilst working in outdoor education centres and climbing walls. Currently he has started his own company RM Adventures running a variety of adventures, rallies and unique experiences. Richard is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has been using the pandemic to expand his geographical knowledge base.
"Determination; the will to succeed will over the greatest adversity”