Personal Information


Peter Drake


68 Ridings Field; Brockholes




West Yorkshire




01484 663678

Email Address

Specialist Activities

photographer, lecturer

Specialist Areas

Africa; desert countries; mountaineering; walking; wildlife

Professional Details

Short Biography

Born in England but spent part of his school years in Southern Africa, returning to Yorkshire to study Industrial Management. He has led or been a member of 36 expeditions visiting 55 countries in five continents. Although he has climbed and walked in the Arctic, Australia and the Himalayas, the last 30 years have been spent mainly on expeditions in Africa and the Middle East. He has been a member of the BMC Training Committee, Chairman of the Expedition Advisory Centre at the Royal Geographical Society and Chairman of the Expedition and Training Committee of the Young Explorers Trust. He is Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of Yorkshire Schools Exploring Society and a member of the Council of The Brathay Exploring Society. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) since the 1960s. Lectures part-time at the University of Leeds, Sport, Science Dept.

Professional Activities

Slide library: Africa, natural history, outdoor activities, desert.

Recent Publications

A Guide to Survival; A Guide to Planning and Carrying Out Expeditions; Lightweight Camping; Audio Tour Guide to the Yorkshire Dales; Presently working on a book on camping, walk and wilderness skills.


1986 Churchill Fellowship. 2001 RGS Ness Award.

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