Ben has lived on the Tibetan Plateau in Xining’s Qinghai Province since 2010. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and has spent considerable time teaching organic agriculture and sustainable development in Ghana and Liberia. He has extensive trekking experience having completed both the 2,650 mile (4,240 kilometer) Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada in America.
The Pacific Crest Trail involved 6 months of trekking: 20 miles a day through 700 miles of desert, over the tallest point in the 48 United States in the Sierra Nevada, across rainforests, and through the states of California, Oregon, and Washington. Ben has thru-hiked the 2,150 mile (3,440 kilometer) Appalachian Trail along the east coast of the US. He has also traveled and trekked extensively in Tibet and Nepal and has guided trips to the base camp of Mt. Everest, the headwaters of the Yellow River, and the base of Amnye Machen.
Ben has traveled extensively across the Tibetan Plateau and wants to share his passion for local culture and stunning scenery with you.