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Andrew Harper

In Memory of Past Allies:


Andrew Harper FRGS - ResponseAbility Alliance ally and Founder/Managing Director of Australian Desert Expeditions (ADE), a Not-for-Profit Registered Environmental Organisation conducting ecological and scientific surveys in remote areas of Australia’s great arid wilderness.

Andrew is an Explorer, Environmentalist and Entrepreneur. His Simpson Desert Expeditions are rated by National Geographical Magazine as one of the ‘25 Greatest Expeditions in the World’.

Creative Challenge invites you to meet Andrew on his 2013 UK and US lecture tour and attend his FREE Lecture on the 4th and 7th October 2013 in Farnham and Canterbury.

To book a place at this Creative Challenge Lecture and Networking Event - Contact: Carole Day 

Andrew Harper

Andrew Harper is the real mcoy: calm, organised and unflappable in a crisis, he has operated strings of camels - exploring some extraordinarily remote parts of the Australian desert - for more than a decade now. He has a superb ability to navigate hundreds of kilometres cross-country, and pick his way through complicated terrain. His quiet confident handling of his camels is a mark of the man. He is an accomplished public speaker, with a good sense of an audience, a matter-of-fact style and a fine sense of humour. There is not an ounce of self-boosterism about this bloke. He speaks with the self assurance of a man with bucket-loads of experience in operating expeditions in isolated places, relying on his own skill and resources to ensure the safety of his party."

Dr Mike Smith, AM FAHA FSA Senior Research Fellow, National Museum of Australia

Andrew Harper

To book a place at this Creative Challenge Lecture and Networking Event - Contact: Carole Day 

Andrew’s background is in the pastoral industry, working for over 25 years in the stud merino industry in the NSW Riverina and western Queensland, as an overseer, professional wool classer and contract stockman. He has worked as a photojournalist in Central and Southern Africa and in 1999 completed 'Capricorn Expedition', a solo 3800km walk across Australia raising money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service and charities in his home town of Deniliquin. Since 2000 he has owned and operated the Outback Camel Company, a desert camel trekking business based in Central Australia.

He has completed twelve crossings of the Simpson Desert in various directions and in 2002 took part in the 'Central Australian Expedition' which connected the 19th Century routes of explorers Augustus Gregory and John Stuart in the Tanami desert of Western Australia and the Northern Territory. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and actively supports and encourages the preservation of Australia's desert exploration history, Afghan cameleer heritage and the ecological surveying and exploring of remote desert regions. His most recent solo expedition was reconnxpedition2012, a 700 km journey across the Simpson Desert.

YouTube - Click Here for a quick look at Andrew's insight and territory 
while leading a Laboratory Arts Collective Expedition.

Related link: Centre for Sustainable Design and other supporters: HEEG / Higher Education Entrepreneurship Group.

Maps and Directions:  UCA Campus Farnham   UCA Campus Canterbury