Richard Harpham
Richard Harpham
Nickname
Buffy
Hometown
Bedford, Moved 13 times by the age of 13, UK
Current city
Stagsden, Bedford, United Kingdom
Favorite paddle
Surge Carbon Fiber Kayak Paddle
Favorite fishing spot
Sea kayaking various locations in Scotland, Canoeing the Yukon River, Sea kayaking the Inside Passage in BC and Alaska
Richard has spent the last few years completing different journeys and expeditions by human power. He loves the wilderness and spiritual connection from the sea and rivers he paddles. Sea kayaking from Vancouver Island to Alaska provided the awakening to larger adventures and since then he has kayaked and biked London to Marrakech including sea kayaking the English Channel and the Straits of Gibraltar crossing.

He has also returned to Canada canoeing 700 miles of the Yukon River and also sea kayaking Juneau to Skagway before hiking the Chilkoot Trail and packarafting from Lake Bennett down to Whitehorse to join up the pieces. Richard is a qualified coach and also spends time playing canoe polo. Visit www.richadventure.com and link to his social media and video galleries from there.
Specialty
Kayaking
Accomplishments/Experience
-Human Powered Adventurer completing 22 expeditions and 7,600 miles by canoe, kayak, bike and ski www.richadventure.com
-Including sea kayaking the Inside Passage, kayaking the Channel, Completing London to Marrakech by bike and kayak and canoed the Yukon River
-Manager of the Ghana Ski Team to Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 and then founded www.inspiredlife.org to inspire young people and communities
-Run www.canoetrail.co.uk with my wife