Jon is a doctor who trained at Imperial College London and worked in Wiltshire in the United Kingdom. His sense of adventure led him to leave the UK and travel with a vague goal of arriving in New Zealand some months later. He journeyed along the Trans-Siberian Railway, rode horses through Mongolia, trekked through China, stayed in fancy hotels in Hong Kong (…it can’t all be extreme), took a circuitous route through South East Asia and ended up in Northland, New Zealand. He now works in the Intensive Care Unit at Whangarei Hospital, specialising in aeromedical retrievals of critically unwell patients. His experience of looking after the sickest patients in Northland with just a backpack of equipment in a cramped helicopter should reassure you that if the worst comes to the worst, you’re in good hands!
During his spare time, Jon likes to cycle (mountains and roads), trek, camp and travel. He has been to about 30 countries recently taking six months off work to travel, including a 16 day trek in Bhutan through the Himalayas. While treating someone’s burns on a trek he realised that medicine and outdoor activities go hand in hand, so got qualified in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine and contacted Inspired Adventures. The rest, as they say, is history.