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 London, and a high school geography teacher in the UK. 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 inland China, to the thick jungles of Papua New Guinea and the war-torn passes of Afghanistan. Rob’s shorter expeditions have included circumnavigating the M25 motorway and crossing Israel and the West Bank on foot, and traversing the Ethiopian Highlands, the Andes, and the Karakoram by bicycle.

He is the author of two books, 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. Rob and his wife are currently the Hong Kong Joint National Directors of the children’s charity, Viva.

Two short videos from Rob's expeditions:

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