Max was born in Yorkshire and brought up in Lancashire. He is fluent in Spanish and after acquiring a degree in Management Science at Warwick University he realised that there was much more in this world to see and headed to Latin America where he got happily stuck travelling the spectacular continent and for several years he worked as an English teacher in Puerto Armuelles, Panama and Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has also spent time living in Chile.
Max took his skills as an English teacher to Madrid and Edinburgh before succumbing again to the lure of travel. The last decade or so he has led the charmed life of a tour leader, returning many times to his cherished home away from home, Latin America, and more recently expanding his boundaries and knowledge to East Africa and Central Asia amongst many other places.
Max loves to get off the beaten track in both rural and urban environments, getting to know the locals and learning about different cultures.
Max has been leading trips for Wild Frontiers since 2012 to some of the most far flung destinations in the world such as Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Pakistan and he loves the great outdoors and a challenge! He once cycled from Costa Rica to Argentina and walked from the most southern point of Argentina to Buenos Aires.
Q: How did you fall into tour leading?
A: I’d been travelling and teaching English for a while and saw an advertisement in the newspaper.
Q: What do you like most about tour leading?
A: Being outside most of the time.
Q: Where is your favourite part of the world?
A: The Andes.
Q: What was your biggest travel highlight?
A: Whenever I’m walking in the mountains.
Q: What’s the one thing you couldn’t travel without?
A: Bombilla and yerba mate.
Q: Which famous person would you most like to travel with?
A: Alan Hinkes, the famous English mountaineer.
Q: Have you ever made a cultural faux pas?
A: Many times with the clotted cream/jam West Country conundrum when walking on the South West Coast Path.