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National Geographic Channel

August 2004

60 minute documentary on the 2002 Namib crossing - Lost in an Ocean of Sand, aired worldwide

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Travel News Magazine

2004

Article on the 2002 Namib crossing

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The Daily Mail

16th August 2007

Article on the Trans Sinai Expedition, the kids raised £100K!

The Skeleton Coast Expedition

3rd July 2011

A day by day, blow by blow account of the expedition in all it's gory detail. 

Travel Africa Magazine

2nd September 2011

Emma Thomson's not so gory article on the Skeleton Coast Expedition

Kendal 2 Camden

25th August 2011

Sam & Mark's mid-life crisis expedition. They said we would kill ourselves...

The National UAE

26 July 2011

Desert Survival; Secrets of Ancient Bedouin Naviagtion

The National UAE

26th August 2011

Desert Survival; How to Find Water

How to get to The North Pole

23rd June 2012

Tim Moss bought Sam quite a few pints to pick his brains for his book.

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The British Exploring Society Journal

1st December 2012

Sam's Chief leader report on the 2012 Namibia and Sinai expeditions

The Sunday Times

6th October 2013

Jonathan Futrell's article on essential desert kit (he didn't buy Sam a single pint).

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The British Exploring Society Journal

1st December 2013

Sam's Chief Leader report on the 2013 Namibia expedition

Land Rover Ltd

25th February 2014

Article on the adventure challenge Tim took part in to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Land Rover Discovery vehicle.

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Land Rover International Magazine

25th February 2014

Article on the adventure challenge Tim took part in to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Land Rover Discovery vehicle.

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Luxury Daily Magazine

27th February 2014

Article on the adventure challenge Tim took part in to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Land Rover Discovery vehicle.

Mid Sussex Times

2nd March 2014

Article on the adventure challenge Tim took part in to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Land Rover Discovery vehicle.

Wanderlust Magazine

1st October 2014

Source clean water with Sam McConnell - and Sam managed to get his face on the same page as Michael Palin!

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The British Exploring Society Journal

1st December 2014

Sam's Chief Leader report on the 2014 Namibia expedition


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Mid Sussex Times

24th August 2015

Article about Tim, preparing for the North Pole of Inaccessibility.

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Red Bull UK

8th September 2015

Article on Tim -  24 inspiring under 24-year-old's in London.

24 Under 24: More of London's young guns

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Get West London Magazine

12th September 2015

Article on Tim, preparing for the North Pole of Inaccessibility.

 
Tim Davies British Exploring Society Explorer Spotlight
 

British Exploring Society - Explorer Spotlight

27th November 2015

Feature on Tim undertaking the Trainee Leader Programme with the British Exploring Society.


The Financial Times - "How To Spend It"

Autumn 2016

Simon De Burton's article about the Morocco motorcycle expedition, we made the front page.

https://howtospendit.ft.com/adventure/117493-a-moroccan-motorcycle-adventure

 


Testimonials

Nigel Harling - British Exploring Society

"Well done mate - think how many lives you've touched."


Catherine Baggs – British Exploring Society

"Unmeasurable amount of life lessons taught to young kids."


Michael Baggs – DNG Trans Sinai Expedition

"Crossing the Sinai with you and the team was a life changer. To experience the real desert with the Bedouin and camels was a great gift. From all the young people on the 2012 expedition thank you."


Zach John – Sinai Expedition

"I can't recommend the experience enough – and you couldn't do it with a better, more knowledgeable and interested guide than Sam McConnell."


Ian logan – Sinai Expedition

An unexpected experience which was quite wonderful. The colours of the desert, mountains and rock structure to be seen to be believed! A unique opportunity to meet and talk to the Bedouin".


Graham Thrower – Namibia, Botswana & Zambia expedition

"From the pre-trip logistics to driving with us through the Namib, Sam's knowledge of the desert and love for the people shone through. We spent two months in Africa with our three-year-old son; Sam made sure the whole experience was mind blowing, closely connected with the local cultures and genuinely tailored to what we were after. We would recommend the McConnell experience to anyone...enjoy!"


Allan Manham – Sinai Expedition

"A life enhancing experience. Provided by a crew for whom it appeared that nothing was too much trouble".


Neil Christie - Totem Events

"Sam is an experienced leader and a good communicator, he is used to working with people of all age groups, experience and background, often in challenging circumstances. He has an eye for detail which shows in his organisational skills. I have put him in place on projects where I had need of a cool head and a 'safe' pair of hands - he has always proved up to the task".


Steven Oliver – Operation Wallacea

"I have had the pleasure of working with Sam over a number of years, a very experienced leader who has an understanding of the environment he works in and always involves the locals in all aspects of his desert trips giving a true cultural experience to the participants".


Margaret Pope

"My trip to the Sinai was in a word "fantastic".  The organisation and care that Sam took to make this such a special trip was rewarded by an experience one wouldn't get with a large organisation.  The Bedu guides worked really hard to ensure we enjoyed both the walking and the cultural aspects of the trip. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Sinai with Sam's experience and knowledge it's enlightening as well as fun".


 Dave Lucas – The Expedition Consultancy

"But I challenge someone to find a more experienced desert guide."


Katherine Maundrell – Skeleton Coast Expedition

"Thanks for keeping us all going and safe!"


Stephanie Curry - Skeleton Coast Expedition

"I’ve learned so much from you and this experience"


Robert Atwater – The Explorers Club

"Sam has extensive field expedition experience relating to research in such various areas as geology, geography, ethnology, flora, fauna, medical rescue, hostile environment security, and several other areas related to field exploration".