David McGoni­gal

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David McGoni­gal is an award win­ning travel writer, a widely-trans­lated au­thor and an in­ter­na­tion­ally-ex­hib­ited pho­tog­ra­pher. He has also spent seven years of his life rid­ing mo­tor­cy­cles around the world and works as an ex­pe­di­tion leader in Antarc­tica. David has twice mo­tor­cy­cled around the world and in 1998 be­came the first per­son ever to ride on all seven con­ti­nents (in­clud­ing Antarc­tica). His most re­cent world ride cov­ered all 24 time zones. The last zone was New Zealand’s – and that was fit­ting as it was here that he first trav­elled with his Yamaha RD350 in 1973. David has led treks in Nepal and cy­cling tours of China; hitch-hiked from Lhasa to Kath­mandu via Mount Ever­est, and con­ducted walk­ing tours in Chile, In­dia, Botswana, and Bor­neo. As a Di­a­mond-badged sailplane pilot he was part of a team that set an Aus­tralian na­tional height record. As a cer­ti­fied scuba diver, David has dived much of the Great Bar­rier Reef, Fiji, West­ern Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, the Red Sea and the Gala­pa­gos. He has white-wa­ter rafted on sev­eral con­ti­nents and he led trips down Tas­ma­nia’s Franklin River and Nepal’s Trisuli River. When he is not ex­plor­ing the poles (or ad­ven­tur­ing some­where warmer) David lives in Syd­ney. His web­site is www. davidm­c­go­ni­gal.com.

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