• Explore Greece

    Experience ancient history, untapped wilderness and remote monastery. Float from one village to the next down the Vikaki Canyon, walk the valley floor of the Vikos Gorge, stay in stunning guest houses in the historic villages. This expedition maximises adventure, while maintaining luxury!
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Adrian Manikas

Managing Director, Travel consultant and Expedition Leader

Adrian got his first job as a guide in 2006 taking horseback treks through the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Ever since then he has developed a passion for delivering life changing experiences by guiding people to some of the most remote corners of the world.

From the muddy tracks through the jungles of Papua New Guinea to the high alpine passes of Nepal, Adrian has successfully lead people to experience cultures, environments and thrills they will never forget!

Adrian has experience and qualifications in guiding a range of activities including rock climbing, white water rafting, mountain biking and trekking. One of Adrian’s career goals is to join the 7 summits club, by successfully climbing to the summit of the highest mountain of each continent!
He is the driving force behind Impulse Adventures, a vehicle to help get people out and experience more of the world they live in.

Sam St Clair

Expedition First Aid Advisor and Travel Consultant in training

Sam’s background as an emergency and critical care nurse combined with her desire for adventure and motivation to learn, has given her good stead to become our expedition medical advisor. She is well versed in the effects of altitude, exercise physiology, nutrition, and of course, she’s not bad at first aid! Part of this role is to learn the ropes and gain the experience in our specialised regions to become a Travel Consultant.

Laura Oakley

White Water Specialist - Australia & Nepal

Specialising in white water rafting and kayaking Laura instructs, guides, and creates programs domestically and internationally that are inclusive of people of all levels. She is Impulse Adventures in house white water specialist, as well as heading up the Join Adventures team running white water expeditions to Nepal with the purpose of supporting Nepali white water guides and their promising careers. She is incredibly passionate, dedicating much of her life to helping others grow, learn and experience white water. More information on Join Adventures can be found at www.joinadventures.com

Heath Wallace

Expedition Leader

Heath is skilled in many areas of outdoor guiding, including, skiing, rock climbing, mountain biking, canoeing and trekking. He's also a professional ski instructor, having worked winter seasons in Japan, Canada and Australia. Heath has also Climbed in New Zealand, White water raft and caved Thailand and hatched turtles and dived with hammer head sharks in Borneo. He loves travelling and seeing new places and learning about the local ways of life.  

Paul Gurung

Nepal Operations Manager

Paul started with humble begingings as a porter. Teaching himself to cook, he moved up to become an expedition chef, and eventualy training and becoming a licensed trekking guide. Excelling at everything he put his hand to, Paul then became an Expedition manager for a large Nepalese trekking agency, before moving out to live in Melbourne, Australia, in a bid to improve his English and better understand western culture. Since returning home, Paul has established his own trekking agency, and has grown quickly to become one of Kathmandu's most respected. He is a strong family man, who's main bussines objective is to support his family, and assist his family's community in the Ruby Valley. 

Vasilis Nasiakos

Mountain Guide and hotelier

After studying Forrestry Management and Outdoor Recreation, Vasilis' life goal was to own a small boutique hotel in Greece's remote north west, and run adventure tours in the local mountains. He has done amazingly to achieve this, especialy in the exquisite style that he has! Vasilis' passion for life has led him to be an expienced skier, climber, raft guide, trail runner and family man.

George Kokkos

Tour Manager and Historian

With studdies in Classical History and Ancient Architecture, paired with years of experience in tourism, George is the ideal tour manager. He is responsible for arranging logistics of all our ground tours and leads our vehicle based history tours. An expert story teller, George is unrivaled in his passion to share his knowledge with his guests.


Sea kayak extraordinaire

Matias is the lead sea kayak guide in Flores, Indonesia, he brings to life all our Komodo Island sea kayak expeditions. Above all else, Matias' level of care when looking after our guests is extraodinary. Nothing is too much trouble for him and his team if it leads to a little extra comfort or enjoyment for the expedition!

Terrance David

PNG Operations Manager

Terrance's ability to work and get things done in an effiecient manner, in a country where nothing goes to plan is unparralleled! He is responsible for a large team of guides and porters, as well as all required logistics for any expeditions in Papua New Guinea.

Walter Lowla

Lead Local Guide

Walter is one of many local guides in PNG. A typical mountain leader, he is humble and quiet, but posseses a demenour that can own a room (or hut) and whip his team in line when required. A family man himself, he plans one day to retire from trekking to become a primary school teacher.