Outside Magazine – Expedition Watch: ‘The River Gambia, From Source to Sea’ – Adventure Lab


Outside Magazine - River Gambia Expedition 2012

Thanks to Joe Spring at Outside Magazine’s ‘Adventure Lab’ for featuring an interview with us about our forthcoming River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source to sea African odyssey. Joe asked some great questions which, we hope, bring more clarity to the journey for our readers – for us too! Seriously though, each time we do these kind of interviews it makes what we are doing so much more tangible – its sometimes hard to see the journey ahead, whilst sitting here in our makeshift production office, over-looking the leafy Surrey countryside – canoeing and trekking through Guinea, Senegal and The Gambia, to the Atlantic Ocean. Thanks to interviews like Joe’s, though, we can almost smell the River Gambia more and more each day…’danke danke’ (Mandinka for slowy, slowy)

The River Gambia, Karantah, The Gambia, West Africa

Woman waiting for the ferry to cross the River Gambia, West Africa. Taken whilst on ‘A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush – a 930km African odyssey’ Image © Jason Florio, 2009

Abaraka baci (thank you, very much) to Joe Spring @ Adventure Lab and Outside Magazine. Also, to photographer, Ryan Heffernan, for hooking us up with Joe in the first place.

The Florios (H & Flo)

Please click on the image below to watch Jason Florio as he explains how you can own one of his fine art photography prints, from a series of images he will take whilst on the expedition:

 

About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) www.floriophoto.com (under 'Projects') http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km https://rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com
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