Oli France is an adventurer and professional expedition leader with a degree in Outdoor Leadership (BA). In winter 2016, Oli travelled overland by any means from Hong Kong to Istanbul, along the mountainous spine of Asia, crossing eleven countries and climbing fourteen mountains in mid-winter, in a journey documented in his first book: The Trail of the Mountain Folk.
Oli has led teams through some of the world’s most dangerous and least visited countries, including Iraq, Somalia, Turkmenistan and D.R. Congo. To date, he has travelled to over 60 countries, and has climbed mountains in half of those, including the likes of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe, and Halgurd, the highest mountain in Iraq.
Oli is also a co-founder of Lupine Expeditions, a cutting edge company providing challenging adventures to some of the most unique and hard-to-reach destinations. Oli frequently speaks about his adventures at various events. Otherwise, he can be found traipsing through mountains, or browsing through maps and atlases in search of his next adventure.