All images copyright Ross Exler. All rights reserved.
The world is small enough without limiting yourself to the well traveled paths. In my experience, dogged determination can carry you as far as your imagination can go. With this as my philosophy, I've navigated a small boat thousands of kilometers solo through the Amazon, taught myself how to ride a motor bike in Dar es Salaam and then rode it solo more than 10,000 kilometers in eastern and southern Africa, ascended mountains of over 6,000 meters, and survived innumerable challenges from Brazilian pirates to corrupt Zimbabwean cops.
The purpose of this website is to share photos and stories from the places that I've done everything I could to get into, and some that I needed to do everything I could to get out of.