Dr Raj Joshi, Expedition Leader and GP
Companies & organisations:
360 Expeditions, True Adventure, Gapforce, Centre for Health and Human Performance, i-screen, GPDQ, The Adventure Boutique
Speaking on Day:
Raj has operated in some of the most inhospitable places imaginable – in both a civilian and military capacity – from mountain, desert, polar and jungle environments, right through to war zones.
Raj is one of a select few individuals that has successfully climbed, unguided, the highest mountain on every continent in the world.
Raj’s abilities as an Expedition Leader were recognised when he was asked to lead the Celebrity BBC Comic Relief climb on Mount Kilimanjaro. In this feature BBC1 documentary, he led the likes of Cheryl Cole, Gary Barlow, Chris Moyles and a host of other celebrities to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
In doing so, he helped the celebrity team raise £3.3 million pounds from this expedition alone to fight malaria in East Africa.
Raj was also the Expedition Leader for David Beckham and three of his friends through the Amazon Jungle for the BBC Documentary ‘David Beckham Into the Unknown’. He helped successfully guide them, the BBC film crew and the production team safely through this challenging environment, reaching their end goal of visiting the secretive and normally forbidden Yanomami tribe; a special privilege and rare insight into the way of life of this remarkable tribe.