The team met in Tajikistan in 2012 and became friends through love of adventure and passion for challenging expeditions. One had just left Afghanistan and the other was gearing up to enter. It was only a matter of time before they joined forces on an expedition.
Charlie's largest expedition to date began at just twenty-two when he set out on a 4-year, 43,000-mile solo bicycle journey through 60 countries. The aim of the expedition was to reach the furthest Cape from home in each of Europe, Asia and Africa. During that adventure he survived a Tibetan winter, a Saharan summer, several arrests, suspicion of espionage, malaria, and a beating from an Ethiopian village mob.
Other expeditions have included a 1,000-mile solo trek across the Gobi desert, a 600-mile horse trek across the Mongolian steppe and a dugout canoe descent of the Lulua - a little known Congo tributary abounding with crocodiles, hippos, rapids and waterfalls.
Charlie is London-based and works between expeditions as a writer and a motivational speaker. He is currently working on his first book which will later be followed by a book chronicling the story of the Following the Line expedition. CWexplore.com
Happiest on the move, Callie has spent time on all seven continents. She has worked in an Antarctic research base, donkey trekked across Mali and hiked through Afghanistan's remote Wakhan corridor. Another of her favourite adventures was a solo cycle tour of Central Asia, China, Kashmir and Mongolia.
Callie is the expedition's snow-travel expert and works seasonally as a glacier guide. She has led successful ascents of Mt. McKinley (6,190m) and Aconcagua (6,971m), the highest peaks in each of North America and South America. When not on expeditions, she teaches philosophy at the University of Alaska.
Alaska is Callie's base where she loves climbing mountains on her skis in the Chugach Range. She savours the simplicity of human-powered travel when the physical repetition gives her mind time to put the world to rights.