Ricky is a 37-year-old Adventurer & Aid Worker, with experience of organising, leading and completing expeditions on six continents. In 2004, he completed the Marathon des Sables, the ‘toughest footrace on earth’ – since then he has set himself ever more challenging goals. His long-term goal is to climb the three highest mountains on every continent, the fabled Triple 7 Summits. Ricky is a Churchill Fellow, a Jeremy Willson grantee, a three-time Lyon Equipment Expedition Award recipient, an Alpine Club of Canada grantee and a Fuchs scholar. He is also a Nite Watches ambassador
When he’s not running across deserts or exploring remote mountain ranges, Ricky works in humanitarian aid. His missions have taken him to Kenya, Sudan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Haiti. As a Chartered Accountant, Ricky has been committed to ensuring that aid is delivered to the most vulnerable people in the most efficient and effective way.
Ricky uses his expeditions as fundraising vehicles for charities that he supports personally. Since 2004, he has raised funds for Facing Africa, Maggie’s Centres, Kenya Children’s Home, Raleigh International and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Ricky is currently on mission with the Red Cross in Haiti, where he has been deployed since July 2012. He will soon relocate to the UK to undertake the role of Head of Corporate Services for the British Antarctic Survey. He recently planned and led the South America 3 Peaks Expedition, which successfully placed team members on the summit of six 4,000m-plus mountains in the Andes, including two of the highest three peaks in South America.