Welcome to the third blog instalment of our series of Dreamtime stories, where we share the experiences of adventurers from their travels and expeditions!
This time around, we got talking to avid explorer and expedition leader, Chaz Powell. Exploring the globe for more than 16 years, Chaz has dedicated his time to investigating Africa’s wildest rivers while assisting in the battle against wildlife crime. Take a read of the full interview below.
Interview with Chaz Powell:
all photo credit: Tim Roberts
Tell us a bit about yourself and where you came from
You’ve done some pretty epic things. What made you want to get out there and do something different?
It’s inevitable that when you do what you do, you encounter some pretty dicey moments. Have you had any times where you thought, “sh*t, I’m in a tough place here”?
What is it you struggle with most, doing what you do?
On your adventures, what would you say are some of the most memorable moments?
Would you say travel and exploration changed you?
“Travel and exploration has definitely changed me hugely. Not just by stretching my comfort zone and expanding my adventure boundaries. But It’s also taught me to massively open my mind and to understand and respect all different people, cultures and ways of life.
As well as gaining a huge respect for the natural world all around us, and knowing that I need to live my life in a more ethical and thoughtful way in order to move forward and have the most minimal impact I can on the environment.”
Do you have a story to tell?
We’d love to hear about it!
Share with us the best stories from your travels, expeditions & explorations and we’ll upload our favourites.
- Tell us about an adventure from your travels
- Stories you’ve learned from foreign cultures
- Coverage of your current or most recent exploration
Tell us in as much detail as you like, in the form of a blog, a video, with pictures or a podcast.
All we ask is that it is appropriate for us to post on our website or social media channels, and consider the following things:
- What did you learn?
- How has the experience influenced you?
- The more you can describe the setting and your feelings, the better!