SEVENTH JOURNEY
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Earl de Blonville's career spans almost 40 years of adventure, leadership and consulting.

He began solo sea kayaking at 11 years old, from a seaside home where two great 19th century explorers had their camps. He trained as a professional mountain instructor in the UK and has worked with Outward Bound and University Outdoor Education programs.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, London, and has acted as advisor to desert and Arctic expeditions.

In Australia, he created Australia’s richest and toughest mountain horse competition, led the development of executive adventure travel and directed the Tall Ships spectacle that officially opened Australia’s Bicentenary celebrations.

Earl pioneered modern sea kayaking in Australia with the first circumnavigation of Tasmania, a trip now undertaken by international sea kayakers as the acid test of competence.

He led Australia's first expedition to the Arctic, with his documentary film released internationally.

As a leadership coach and communications advisor, he has served with two of the world’s leading consultancies and worked on high value assignments in the public and corporate sectors.

His principal focus is on the development of intuitive and inspirational leadership for senior executives and entrepreneurs.