Author Archives: Roger

Insurance Undercover & Dodgy claims

During the 1990’s I was discreetly contracted by specialist cargo underwriters on behalf of the world’s biggest insurance market; based within the City of London’s financial square mile. London is home to the world’s leading insurance platform, a unique indoor marketplace! Accommodating within and under its umbrella are the very[…] Read More →

Gentle Art of Fly Fishing

The last gift I received from my Mum, before she passed away in 1997 at the age of 72,was a Fly Fishing rod, reel, special ’fly’ line, along with casting lessons. An all-encompassing gift, which to me it has become much more; it’s a Legacy that has opened the door[…] Read More →

Another day – Another tunnel – Another part of the world

In 1979 and again in the early 1982/3 I was hired as the “labour trouble shooter” for contracts in the Middle East. To say my CV, references and interviews were bizarre is an understatement. For example in 1979, an ‘employment interview’ started totally by chance whilst drinking in the Cross[…] Read More →

Working on Oil Rigs 1978

Which is crazier and/or more dangerous? Being caught in high winds whilst working in a suspended cradle 200 ft above the North Sea? OR Getting involved in blood-splattered battles at the construction camp bar?

Mt Toubkal 4,167m and High Atlas Mountains, Morocco Oct 2013

  We were a very mixed and friendly group of 7; three men – me, Benno and Adam and 4 ladies, Lesley, Julie, Annabelle and Kay. On arrival at Marrakesh Airport our old friend and team leader Stephen Pinfold with his local right hand man Ibraham Amzil were there to[…] Read More →

Everest Base Camp Nepal

Our journey to Everest Base Camp Nepal The Team : Roger, Lucas Bateman, Lesley Pender, Annie (Annabelle) Hancock ,Clive Hagley & his youngest son Max, Julie Jones, Jan Meek Our journey to Everest Base Camp on the lower slopes of world’s highest and arguably the most majestic mountain is as[…] Read More →


  Roger is an accomplished public speaker. His stories of adventure, recovery and business have made him a popular, engaging  and entertaining speaker. A range of personal  experiences from expeditions in the Arctic, Rowing the Atlantic, mountains and playing the highest games of Rugby in history; to relating to challenges people face[…] Read More →

Sahara March 2015

To me, the Sahara displays an awe-inspiring uniqueness as did the North Pole. They share extremes of contrasts yet alike in so many ways; legend, mystery and raw beauty. Both can and will kill you if you don’t respect them. The Sahara is the largest non-polar desert on our planet; 3,320,000[…] Read More →

Mt Kilimanjaro 2010 and again in 2012

Mt Kilimanjaro is on the northern border of Tanzania, 200 miles south of the equator. It is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world, rising out of the African plains to an impressive 5,895m (19,340ft) above sea level; not to be underestimated. Myself and friends have embarked on a huge[…] Read More →

Roger’s Bio

Roger Davies; 11.12.47, Soul Mate, Dad and Granddad, ex-violent criminal, business entrepreneur, inspirational speaker and honorary eccentric. For whom the challenges of the Polar Race, Rowing the Atlantic and playing the highest games of Rugby in history are the pinnacles of an ‘interesting’ roller coaster ride of a life. As[…] Read More →