EXPEDITIONS & EXPLORATION

Paddle Peru 2012
Paddle Peru 2012

The only women on the team, in 2012 Derfogail traveled to Peru to map new rivers

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Paddle Peru camp River Apirumac
Paddle Peru camp River Apirumac

Setting up camp in the jungle by the River Apirumac

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Derfogail kayaking Val Sesia
Derfogail kayaking Val Sesia

Derfogail tackles a waterfall in the Val Sesia region in Italy

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Summit in Tasmania
Summit in Tasmania

Summitting the highest mountain in Tasmania

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Sea kayaking Tasman sea
Sea kayaking Tasman sea

Setting up camp on the beach after crossing the passage to the Tasman sea

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Rescuing boat on Apirumac
Rescuing boat on Apirumac

Derfogail sets up a rescue to retrieve a pinned boat in the River Apirumac in Peru

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Paddle Peru Media report
Paddle Peru Media report

Our expedition "Paddle Peru" makes headline news at Imperial College London

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Hiking overland
Hiking overland

Hiing through the central highlands in Tasmania

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Waterfall kayaking Derfogail
Waterfall kayaking Derfogail

Derfogail setting up for a waterfall drop

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Edge of Tasmania
Edge of Tasmania

Isolated camping in Tasmania

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Facing east
Facing east

Facing East; watching the first sunrise from our campsite

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Cycling across Tasmania
Cycling across Tasmania

Cycling across Tasmania

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Paddle Peru
Paddle Peru

Paddle Peru presentation to report our findings

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First descent of the Rio Mallanpampa
First descent of the Rio Mallanpampa

Derfogail tackles a rapid in the first descent of the Mallanpampa river in Peru

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Tasmanian scramble
Tasmanian scramble

The trail gets rougher through the pass

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Kayaking Derfogail
Kayaking Derfogail

Derfogail takes on a waterfall in Norway

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Tasmania Overland track
Tasmania Overland track

Taking a break at the top of the climb

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Walking out of the jungle
Walking out of the jungle

Emerging from the jungle to the lake region

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provisions for two weeks
provisions for two weeks

Packing enough food for two weeks!

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Hiking Tasmania's mountains
Hiking Tasmania's mountains

Wild camping in the mountains

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When I'm not in the lab, I'm a big fan of exploring the outdoors. In my free time, I plan expeditions to discover new places with unique ecosystems around the globe. Over the last few years, I've traveled to remote regions in the Amazon basin to map uncharted white water rivers (Paddle Peru), completed a sea-to-summit crossing of Tasmania in a two-man team, and crossed the Himalayas on foot.