Darren Clarkson-King

Project Manager, explorer, and mentor in the United Kingdom

Darren Clarkson-King

Project Manager, explorer, and mentor in the United Kingdom

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Darren is an adventurer whose personal philosophy asks what we can learn when we put ourselves in a place of adventure. Over the last 20+ years Darren has explored some of the worlds most challenging rivers. He specialises in running trips across the Himalaya in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Pakistan and Tibet. To join him for expeditions visit www.purelandexpeditions.com

He has been called one of the most innovative paddlers of his generation, his name synonymous with a generation of Himalaya paddlers.

Darren has Countless 1st Descents, and numerous noteworthy Solo descents to his name.

He is Owner and Head guide of Pure Land Expeditions, working directly with Nepal, Bhutan and India Governments to promote safe adventure sports and safe working practices.

Darren is a chosen training provider for the Tourism Council of Bhutan.

Darren provides logistic and expedition support for media productions for international units filming in the Himalayas. Noted clients include the Steve Backshall and Nissan.

He runs First Aid courses along with boutique experiences. He is a IRF class 4-5 guide, safety boater and trip leader.

Along with river running, Darren has lead Royal Enfield motorcycle expeditions and treks in India and Nepal.

His talks and workshops are suitable for all adventure seekers, those interested in risk and as motivational tools.

He asks, 'When was the last time you allowed a space to embrace the passion, grace, silence and noise of the NOW'.

Only paddler ever to solo the rivers from Everest.

The only paddler to have paddled all the rivers from Everest and K2.

Speed records on Tsarap and Zanskar, Tons, Pindar, Arun.

Triple crown paddler.

Respected Himalayan guide working relationships with governors in India and Nepal.

Expedition provider to Indian and British Army and Navy.

Consultant for a number of international river projects.



WHITEWATER NEPAL (with Peter Knowles)

WHITEWATER LADAKH (with Tsering Chotak)


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