Tristan Gooley is a writer, navigator and explorer.
Tristan set up his natural navigation school in 2008 and is the author of The Natural Navigator, one of the world’s only books on natural navigation.
He is also the author of The Natural Explorer, published in March 2012. He has written for the Sunday Times, the New York Times, the BBC, Geographical Magazine, Yachting Monthly, 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.
Prior to setting up a natural navigation school, Tristan gained extensive experience in the travel industry and is currently the Vice Chairman of Trailfinders.
Tristan has appeared on TV and radio programmes in the UK and internationally, including The Today Programme, Night Waves, Countryfile, Excess Baggage, Country Tracks, Ramblings, Open Country, Shipwrecks and All Roads Lead Home.
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