Derek Cullen is an Outdoor Adventurer from Ireland. He is best known for taking long distance adventures such as cycling across Africa, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and Walking Around Ireland. In recent years, Derek was nominated for People of the Year by Outsider Magazine. He has also featured as an outdoor adventurer on popular publications and media channels including the Irish Times, Today FM, Africa Geographic and the Today Show on RTÉ .
Micro Bio: In 2013, Derek Cullen spent one year riding a bicycle through Africa, a journey of 8,000 miles through 11 countries. Following this adventure, he became fascinated with “slow travel” and the perspective that comes with exploring the world in such an old fashioned way. More recently, Derek has walked the Camino de Santiago, hiked the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland and trekked 2,652 miles from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. In October 2019, Derek finished walking more than 3,000km around Ireland.
Work History: Derek has worked as a lead guide for 3 years on multiple overland expeditions in Africa. As part of this role, he was responsible for taking groups into Serengeti National Park and various wildlife areas to camp in the wild. He has also climbed several peaks in East Africa including Mt Suswa, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Kahinga in the rainforests’ of Rwanda.
Shortlist of Adventures Taken by Derek Cullen
2008 – Climbed Kilimanjaro, Mt. Suswa and Mount Kahinga in East Africa.
2009/2010 – Spent two years travelling SE Asia, Australia, North America and South America.
2011/2012 – Trained and worked for two years as a safari guide in Africa.
2013/2014 – Cycled Solo from Cape Town to Cairo in Africa.
2015– Hiked the East Coast Trail in Newfoundland, Canada.
2016/2017 – Spent two years leading safari camping expeditions into National Parks in Africa.
2018 – Spent six months hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in America.
2019 – Walked the Camino de Santiago
Now – Walking Around Ireland.
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