New Zealand

Dan Murphy

Australia

Pete Miller

I'm Pete Miller, the guy who started No Roads back in 2003. I have walked and paddled all of the trips you can see on our website. I just love being out in nature, it energises me and puts all other parts of my life into perspective

While a fair bit of my time is now spent managing No Roads, I do make sure I get out and guide as well. I enjoy showing people the things I enjoy and it inspires me to see people achieve goals they have set themselves.

I guide and chaperone all over the world and I hope I can share one of my trips with you.

Papua New Guinea

Andrew Flanagan

My name is CAPT Andrew Flanagan and military history is my passion! Currently serving in the Australian Army, I have completed more than 15 treks through the battlefields of PNG, including Kokoda (both directions), the Northern Beaches and Milne Bay.

As an Army Officer, I bring a unique perspective on the battlefields; blending the military history with the emotions and experiences of the individual soldiers on the ground. When you trek with me, the battlefields will be brought alive using individual soldier stories, audio recordings and photos from 1942. Tattoos on my biceps sum up why I joined the Army, and why I guide treks through the jungle for No Roads Expeditions: 'Courage', 'Endurance', 'Mateship', 'Sacrifice 'on my left bicep, 'Footsteps Of The Brave' on my right.

When I retire from Army, I plan to spend three months of the year guiding the battlefields of PNG, Europe and North Africa, plus Gallipoli. The mud, mountains and humidity of PNG will balance out the cafes and restaurants of Paris, Poziers, Istanbul and Cairo!

Indonesia

Florianus Mbakang

Italy

Angelo Crocco

I was born in a small village in South Tyrol.  Since I was a child, mountains have symbolized for me adventures, fun and I felt a very strong attraction to them.

Growing up over the years I have gained experience and knowledge of the mountain enviroment. Living in the mountains symbolized not only hard work, overcoming obstacles and rising above the petty daily quarrels. It also represents respect and protection of the nature. 

Hiking in my mountains give me serenity in my mind and fascinating emotions. I'm always looking for epic adventures and meet extraordinary people to share my experience. 

Italy

Josh Redfern

Australia

Adrian Manikas

I'm Adrian, and I've a passion for the outdoors and sharing experiences. Having dedicated most of my life to outdoor pursuits, both my own and assisting others in theirs, I have accumulated over 11 years of experience across the adventure travel, guiding and outdoor education sectors.

A spontaneous crossing of the Kokoda track focused my imagination on the great impacts that adventurous experiences can have on people, and since then I've endeavoured to make the world a better place, one adventure at a time.

25+ international expeditions and countless school camps later, my focus is on exploring the adventurous opportunities in the Grampians and how best to share them with the world.

Europe

Ismael Santos

My name is Ismael. I was born in a small city in the Northwest of Spain called Ourense, the 26th of April of 1972. I’ve been involved from a very young age in sports, especially swimming and basketball. I combined both for several years, participating and wining several national swimming and basketball competitions. At the age of thirteen I moved from my hometown to Madrid to play basketball for Real Madrid youth teams. I became professional when I was sixteen, playing in Spain, Italy, and Greece until I retired at the age of thirty one. During my career I won national titles in Spain and Italy, and also several European championships. I was also a member of the Spanish national team in all its categories, participating in European and world championships. When I retired from professional basketball in 2003 I discovered the mountains. That new passion took me to travel along the main mountain ranges in the world and to become a certified UIMLA and UIAGM mountain guide in 2009. Since that date I’ve been guiding treks and mountain climbing expeditions worldwide, including the European Alps, Atlas, Andes, and the Himalayas. The greatest achievement in my mountaineer career has been the climbing of 160 four thousand meter peaks in the Alps, including the 82 main summits. Beside my mountain guiding job, I’m a certified Mindfulness Instructor, I’m a writer, ‘From the summit, keys to get to the top’ (Plataforma Editorial, 2014) and ‘Spiritual Intelligence and Sport (Plataforma Editorial, 2016), and I give motivational, self and social leadership talks.

Papua New Guinea

Matt Gould

Hi, I’m Matt and have been with No Roads since 2019 after my first crossing of the Kokoda Track in 2018.   When I am not in Papua New Guinea, I am a teacher based in Melbourne. I work in specialist education and have been since 2017. 

Why do I love working for No Roads Expeditions? I have the privilege of sharing the story of the Kokoda Track campaign. I love connecting people with the amazing culture and people of PNG. Hiking through the beautiful PNG jungle is awe inspiring. Learning from and working with our PNG colleagues is awesome. I could go on!

Europe

Luca Ferrari

The Mont Blanc tour is the best possible solution to get a taste of the Alps. Although I have traveled this path many times, I can never get bored, the charm of these places is unparalleled and being able to share it with my guests makes it even more enjoyable. When we walk on these ancient paths, we are always welcome guests, both those who, like me, have done them many times, and those who come here for the first time and want to savor their essence. One thing that makes this trek unique is the fact that it crosses three nations, history has been intertwined over the centuries, but it has also made them so different, both in culture and in gastronomy. Every morning, after a hearty breakfast, we leave for a new adventure, new landscapes, new encounters along the way. In the afternoon we arrive tired at the next accommodation, but when we sit down to relax before dinner, we are certainly happy for the day in nature and in good company. Dinner with travel companions talking about the past day and the next, passes quickly tasting excellent regional dishes and talking about future projects.

Peru

Juan Carlos

Japan

Tomo

Hello everyone who loves mountain. My name is TOMO, guiding all aspect of mountain activities all year long, from a Day hike to long trail hike, Shower climbing in summer, and Backcountry hiking in winter. I love Climbing, Trail running, Kayaking, SUP, Snowboarding, Skiing and all sorts of things doing outdoors!!

I am a certified UIMLA international mountain Leader. I have been climbing and skiing for 22 years, and started guiding 14 years ago. I guide every region in Japan, from Hokkaido to Kyushu, and Yakushima. The Japanese Alps are mandatory. Please come visit Japan and have an awesome mountain time with me.

Papua New Guinea

Bob Huston

It’s late afternoon / fading light… I’m looking down the valley to Kokoda village far away in the distance… I’m standing in the heart of what was a deadly battlefield in 1942; “Isurava” on the Kokoda Track… All is quiet and still… Night approaches… The deep dark jungle towering on all sides…. As an Australian I can’t help feel a strong sense of place here. Its absolutely chilling! The place is a highlight on the Kokoda Track and I love coming here.

Once you have walked the Kokoda Track you will never-never-never regret it!

The first time I trekked the Kokoda Track was back in 1999 and since then I have been back trekking 11 times. Five of these guiding on the Kokoda Track. From that first journey I was hooked on trekking in PNG. My other journeys focus on treks to the remote high peaks over 4000m in PNG where very few have been but on raw unchartered routes no one has done. It’s that sense of exploring and trekking where not even the locals have gone that has captivated me. If you want to do something that is a first then PNG is a good place to go!

Nepal

Dawa

Morocco

Lahoucein

Papua New Guinea

Kate Johnson

I love adventure and I love being a guide for No Roads Expeditions! I’ve led 9 Kokoda treks, climbed Mt Wilhelm and Mt Hagen in PNG, Everest Base Camp (twice), Kilimanjaro, The Inca Trail, Tour du Mont Blanc, Mt Kinabalu, and many treks in  Australia.  But there’s one place I love to return to: The Kokoda Track. PNG holds a very dear place in my heart: our amazing Kagi guides, the unique culture, happy village life, the exotic jungle, and the ultimate adventure. Helping to prepare trekkers for their Kokoda adventure, sharing their journey each day on the track and being with them when they’ve achieved a lifetime goal at the arches is why I love it!!

Papua New Guinea

Josh Redfern

Hi, I'm Josh, I've worked in adventure tourism for over twenty years, initially leading numerous tours in the Northern Territory and during the last twelve years leading treks with No Roads Expeditions on the Kokoda Track in PNG.

When I'm not in the PNG jungle I work with the emergency services in Victoria. For No Roads, I lead treks in both PNG and Timor Leste. They are both countries with amazing stories and breathtaking scenery.

Why do I enjoy working for No Roads Expeditions so much? It's simple, I love working for an ethical trekking company, meeting the challenge of trek guiding and working with our fabulous PNG team.

Morocco

Lahoucein