Tristan Gooley is a writer and natural navigator.
Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of the award-winning The Natural Navigator (2010) and Sunday Times Bestselling The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues & Signs (2014), two of the world’s only books covering natural navigation.
He is also the author of:
The Natural Explorer (March 2012),
How to Connect with Nature (January 2014).
He has written for the Sunday Times, the New York Times, the BBC, The Financial Times and many other periodicals.
Tristan has led expeditions in five continents, climbed mountains in Europe, Africa and Asia, sailed small boats across oceans and piloted small aircraft to Africa and the Arctic. He has walked with and studied the methods of the Tuareg, Bedouin and Dayak in some of the remotest regions on Earth.
He is the only living person to have both flown solo and sailed singlehanded across the Atlantic and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Geographical Society. He is Vice Chairman of the UK's largest independent travel company, Trailfinders.
Tristan has appeared on TV and radio programmes in the UK and internationally, including The Today Programme, Night Waves, Countryfile, BBC Stargazing Live, Country Tracks, Ramblings, Open Country, Shipwrecks and All Roads Lead Home.