Staff Profiles

These profiles illustrate the diversity of backgrounds and motivations of some of the people who worked for Encounter Overland.

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Allan Townsing
Annie Bradshaw
Barry Thorne
Bob St Aubin
Brian Feltovich
David Hunter
Dave (Cuddles) Johnson
Derek Biddle
Geoffrey Roy
Graeme Kidd
James Alexander
Keith Miller
Lance Thomas
Mark Fittall
Martin Hayes
Michael Donkin
Paul Cunnington
Peter Abel
Rein Kamar
Sarah Hollingsworth
Sandy Moring (now Thorburn)
Tom Colville
Toni Weldon
Tony Jones
Tony Simmons

Gerry Moffatt – The Tenth Step

Icon The Tenth Step (Gerry Moffatt)Gerry Moffatt was a rafter with Encounter Overland in Nepal in the 1980s. He went on to lead kayaking and other expeditions in the Himalayas. In this extract from his film The Tenth Step, Gerry talks about how he came to work for Encounter Overland and has a short interview with Tony Jones, one of the founders of Encounter Overland.
The full film can be purchased through Vimeo at
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World-renowned Himalayan expedition leader Gerry Moffatt embarks on an exciting 4,000-mile solo motorcycle adventure across the Himalayas for his 50th birthday, intent on exploring changes he’s seen over 30 years of guiding. As challenges and personal tragedies unfold, his adventure unexpectedly helps him discover that the biggest changes over the past 30 years happened inside of him. Inspired to finally revisit a river that almost killed him 20 years ago, Moffatt finds gratitude and closure in the crucible of one of the most dangerous whitewater canyons on the planet. The Tenth Step is an inspiring journey through self-discovery and recovery – set amidst a fascinating backdrop of adventure travel history.