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Monty Halls

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Monty Halls is a writer, explorer, television presenter, public speaker and President of the Galapagos Conservation Trust. A former Royal Marines officer who worked for Nelson Mandela on the peace process in South Africa, he left the services in 1996 to pursue a career in leading expeditions.

Having achieved a First Class Honours degree in marine biology, over the next decade he circumnavigated the globe four times on various projects, leading multi-national teams in some of the most demanding environments on earth.

Notable expeditions included an anti-poaching project in the high montane grasslands of the Nyika Plateau in northern Malawi, the discovery of a sunken city off the coast of Tamil Nadu in India, and a (successful) attempt to find and photograph a rare crocodile species in the mountain pools of the Raspaculo Basin in Central America. In 2002 he was awarded the Bish Medal by the Scientific Exploration Society for his services to exploration.

Monty and Steppes Travel

Monty Halls brought his expertise to our first travel festival and joined our Spitsbergen expedition cruise in 2018 as a tour-expert.

Travel like Monty

Scroll to discover our pick of journeys in Roberto’s native homeland. From snorkelling with curious sea lions to identifying Darwin’s finches, we hope that this small selection of holiday ideas inspires an adventure of your own.

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