Hong Kong-based TV Adventurer, Author and Motivational Speaker
Having received his education at Edinburgh University and Oxford University, Rob Lilwall's early career included working as a door-to-door salesman in California, and a high school geography teacher in Oxfordshire. He then embarked on his two most epic expeditions: the three-year 50,000 km Cycling Home From Siberia expedition, and the six-month 5,000 km Walking Home From Mongolia expedition. Both were commissioned as television series for National Geographic, and involved Rob travelling unsupported through some of the harshest places on earth, from the frozen wastelands of the Gobi Desert and the remote valleys of Tibet, to the thick jungles of Papua New Guinea and the war-torn passes of Afghanistan. Rob’s shorter expeditions have included crossing Israel and the West Bank on foot, and traversing the Ethiopian Highlands, the Andes, and the Karakoram by bicycle.
Rob is the author of two books which have been translated into five languages, and has given his acclaimed motivational talks to more than 50,000 people in over 20 countries around the world. In between expeditions Rob devotes himself to writing, speaking and charity work.