Benedict ALLEN

Biography

Gender Male
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Birthdate 1960-03-01
Education Bradfield Coll, UEA (BSc)
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Style Benedict Allen, Esq
Career author and explorer; TV presenter and filmmaker, pioneer of the filming of arduous expeditions for TV; walked and canoed (with indigenous help) 600 miles across NE Amazonia 1983, made first contact with threatened Obini people (Irian Jaya), first outsider to undergo secret sacred Niowra male initiation ceremony Papua New Guinea 1984-85, investigated apemen stories Sumatra 1987, first contact with threatened Yaifo people Papua New Guinea, crossed Central Range of Papua New Guinea and (by small craft with two companions) Torres Strait from New Guinea to Aust to live with Aboriginals in Gibson Desert 1988-89, crossed (often alone on foot) Amazon Basin at widest point (5600 km), walked entire length (1000 miles) of Skeleton Coast/Namib Desert Namibia 1996 (first to be allowed to make this journey), 5.5 month trek by horse and camel through Mongolia (incl 6 week lone crossing of the Gobi Desert) 1997, obtained point-of-view of indigenous people accused of murder of Col Fawcett 1998, researched and filmed Last of the Medicine Men (first major TV documentary series on practises of shamans and medicine men) 2000, journeyed (with dogteams with assistance of Chukchi people) 1000 miles through Siberia 2001; patron: Save the Rhino, Environmental Justice Fndn; supporter: Survival Int, Orang Utan Fndn; FRAI 1985, FRGS 1985 (memb Cncl); >ir< Raiders of the Lost Lake 1995, Mombasa to the Mountains of the Moon 1996, The Skeleton Coast 1997, Edge of Blue Heaven 1998, The Bones of Colonel Fawcett 1998, Last of the Medicine Men 2000, Ice Dogs 2002, The Big Read: His Dark Materials 2003, Adventure for Boys: The Lost Worlds of Rider Haggard 2006, Travellers Century 2008, Unbreakable 2008, Travellers Century 2008
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