About Edge Expeditions

We are a youthful and passionate company with considerable
experience in organising expeditions and adventures worldwide.

Personal. Immersive. Unique.

Who are we?





Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
Director
  • Antonia - Ants - is a record-breaking adventurer, travel writer and TV producer, with a background in setting up extreme and complex adventures all over the world. She has worked and travelled in over 50 countries.
  • In 2006 she drove a pink tuk tuk 12,500-miles from Bangkok to Brighton with her friend Jo. They set the world record for the longest journey ever by auto rickshaw, wrote a best-selling travel book “Tuk Tuk to the Road” and won Cosmopolitan Magazine’s “Fun, Fearless Female award.”
  • During four years at The Adventurists, Ants was a founding director of the Mongol Derby, the world’s longest multi horse race, organised the Africa Rally from London to Cameron, nearly froze to death attempting to drive a Ural to the Russian Arctic in mid Winter (with Tom and Buddy), and organised a Pan-Asian Rickshaw Rally.
  • In 2010 Ants and Marley won The Wilderness Award and travelled 2900 miles around the Black Sea on animal print Honda Cubs.
  • In 2013 she ventured on a 2-month motorcycle ride down what remains of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail. A resulting book, A Short Ride in the Jungle, was published by Summersdale in 2014. Dervla Murphy said she ‘enormously enjoyed every page’ and Ted Simon described it as ‘Truly wonderful.’
  • In between travelling and writing Ants produces TV programmes such as Worlds' Most Dangerous Roads, Helluva Tour and Poaching Wars for the BBC, Channel 4, ITV and others.
  • Ants speaks passable Russian, some French and possibly some Mongolian when she’s had a vodka or two.
  • To find out more about Ants see her website The Itinerant.

Kerry Burns
Director
  • Kerry - known to most as Marley - has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia.
  • He has lived and worked as a renewable energy consultant in Nepal, driven fire engines across Turkey, dragged two tonnes of mobile sauna around eastern Europe several times and circumnavigated the Black Sea on a silly leopard-print 90cc moped with Ants after winning the Wilderness Awards
  • Marley loves his motorbikes, although pretty much anything on one or two wheels is game. In fact, he happens to be a member of an exclusive group apprehended for ‘dangerous unicycling’ in Ireland.
  • Marley has previously run some large businesses in the UK and been a leading light in the development of the UK’s solar renewable energy industry.
  • As the business brains behind Edge, he organises some of the core business strategy/planning and PR activities for Edge Expeditions Ltd. As well as being in charge of this website, he also leads many of our expeditions.
  • Away from Edge, Marley is a carpenter and builder and can often be found covered in sawdust
  • Marley speaks French and German, might be able to recall some Greek, Hindi and Nepali and is trying to learn both Russian and Arabic as well as getting to grips with many of the local languages we encounter. He can't however, claim to be doing this with great aplomb.

Why Edge Expeditions?


Immersive

  • We are not interested in tearing through the places we visit in a thunderous cloud of gravel and fumes. We want to take time to really appreciate where we are; to stop and drink in the view, to talk to people, to really learn about the places we travel through.
  • Stop. Breathe. Take it all in.
  • We stay with real people, eat real food, and wander far away from the beaten track. These are cultural experiences you won't forget.
  • We love wildlife, wild places and the people and places on the edge of the map - and we want to do everything we can to help preserve them. We hope you do too.

Personal

  • We're not interested in big, impersonal groups that speed through countries and stay in faceless, identikit hotels. We want to travel in small, personal groups and spend nights shooting the breeze around camp fires under the stars.
  • Yes, the odd bit of luxury is great, but we prefer staying with families, on farms, in homestays. We want to hear people's stories and learn about their lives.
  • We work with a superb network of local guides, experts and translators - people we've met through years of working in the TV and adventure world. All of them are passionate, knowledgeable and fun.

Unique

  • We specialise in arranging journeys and expeditions to places that few, if any, other companies go.
  • We take you to places on the edge of the map, on the edge of human existence, on the edge of most people's geographical knowledge.
  • Our expeditions are surprising, thrilling, fascinating, immersive, exciting, memorable and totally unique.
  • We hope our journeys will be unforgettable, that you'll still be banging on about them in years to come.
  • We believe travel is often taken far too seriously. We want to have fun whilst reaching that edge...