Dom Faulkner is best known for his leadership of EVERESTMAX, one of the most successful British expeditions in decades and the first to achieve the last great overland challenge.
Dom was born in the UK but spent his childhood in Nigeria and India. After the early death of his father Dom was educated in the UK and studied Geology at Imperial College in London before spending nine years with 21 SAS regiment. During his time in the military he completed over a thousand jumps and trained as a paramedic. He is a passionate cyclist and climber and his travels have taken him to all five continents and over sixty countries.
In 2000 he was a member of the Special Air Service expedition to Everest but was forced to retire injured. In 2006 he returned leading an exceptional team from the lowest point on Earth to the highest. Starting on the shores of the Dead Sea and finishing on the summit of Everest, the dangerous 8000km journey challenged every extreme and lasted over 6 months. The efforts of the expedition are well recorded and have appeared both as a film and a book.
Dom has completed many solo adventures from remote ascents in the Andes to a solo descent of the Green and Colorado Rivers in the USA. He has climbed extensively in the Himalayas and East Africa.
Dom is passionate about communicating his love of the outdoors. He uses his skills in film making and photography to bring his expeditions alive. His skill as a leader and communicator make him superbly qualified to bring these experiences to a wider audience.
Dom also works in education where he regularly leads young people on expeditions across the globe. He advises many individuals on how to plan and conduct their adventures safely. In 2010 he was 'Explorer in Residence' at the world famous Cheltenham Literature Festival and is a regular speaker and host each year.
He is a qualified teacher of Earth Sciences, a Winter Mountain Leader and Wilderness Medical technician.