The Team

MEET THE ADVENTURERS

Adventure Motorcyclists from all Corners of the Globe

The Leaders
Gary O'Keeffe
The Adventurer

Gary O‘Keeffe

GARY O‘KEEFFE

THE ADVENTURER

Entrepreneur and driving force behind these thrill seekers. A natural storyteller, Gary runs his popular blog ‘1 Eye On The World’, where he documents his hilarious & compelling overseas adventures which attract a global audience.

Declan McEvoy
The Brains

Declan Mcevoy

DECLAN McEVOY

THE BRAINS

An adventure Motorcyclist for decades, serial entrepreneur and logistics expert on major projects such as the Chernobyl Cycle, Declan is no stranger to Russia, visiting 18 cities via motorbike in the past, he is very familiar with the Russian culture and language.

PROJECT MANAGER

John Quinn Project Manager
PROJECT MANAGER

JOHN QUINN

JOHN QUINN

PROJECT MANAGER

With a background in the computer and electronic engineering, John also has also been involved in organising major international historical vehicle events over a number of years.
Whilst John does not speak Russian or German he has discovered that some words “translate universally” when getting things done.

PROJECT MANAGER RUSSIA

Maxim Anokhin
EXTREME LOGISTICS EXPERT

MAXIM ANOKHIN

MAXIM ANOKHIN

EXTREME LOGISTICS EXPERT

Maxim Anokhin from Russia is an extreme logistics expert and will be taking care of equipment optimisation and modifications prior to embarking on the 500 mile trip over the daunting frozen ice expanse. Max has completed more than 500 dives in Ice-cold water, including underwater retrieval WW2 airplanes and ships in the Barents Sea.

THE FILMMAKER

Claudio Von Planta
THE SHOOTER

CLAUDIO VON PLANTA

CLAUDIO VON PLANTA

THE SHOOTER

Multi-award winning director and filmmaker. Claudio has filmed & directed high octane adventure projects including Long Way Round, and has the gift of getting the best character out of someone on camera.
Take a look at his achievements at www.vonplanta.net.

THE PRODUCER

Darragh M. Kettle - The Producer
PRODUCER

DARRAGH M. KETTLE

DARRAGH M. KETTLE

PRODUCER

With a background in the International Music and Digital Media Industries, Darragh has expertise in the development and exploitation of arts-based content.
He serves as the Producer of the Baikal Project Documentary. In additional he is one of the few “Responsible Adults” on the adventure!

THE FILMMAKER

Alexander Hick
THE FILMMAKER

ALEXANDER HICK

ALEXANDER HICK

THE FILMMAKER

Alex, a film-maker, IFMGA – UIAGM certified mountain guide
and a nomad from Bavaria. The last two years he lived in the highest coastal mountain in the world in northern Colombia making a feature documentary. He has filmed expeditions in Greenland, Kilimandscharo and all over the Alps. His films have been shown successfully at international film festivals and won awards.

ART DIRECTOR

Simas Suminskas
ART DIRECTOR

SIMAS ŠUMINSKAS

SIMAS ŠUMINSKAS

ART DIRECTOR

Working his magic to impress the media. Films on a daytime edits during the night, crawls out of a driving car in -50°C just to get a shot. Filmed the coldest inhabitated place on earth and traveled the world in 40 days. The content is number one and he is ready for any extremes coming his way.

 

ASPIRING FILMMAKER

Naoise Kettle
ASPIRING FILMMAKER

NAOISE KETTLE

NAOISE KETTLE

ASPIRING FILMMAKER

Naoise Kettle, the youngest member of the documentary team is an aspiring filmmaker, an athlete and a multi award-winning musician of Traditional Irish Music (Fiddle).
He has youth on his side, which is a real bonus on this adventure!

THE BAIKAL RIDERS

KAROLIS MIELIAUSKAS
THE SURVIVALIST

KAROLIS MIELIAUSKAS

KAROLIS MIELIAUSKAS

THE SURVIVALIST

Cold Weather Survival Expert, adventure traveler & Inspirational Speaker. Karolis has just completed his latest challenge: The Coldest Ride, where he rode to the coldest inhabited place on Earth – Oymyakon. He made sure the trip was survivable for his team.

Fritz Kreis
THE BEAUTY

FRITZ KREIS

FRITZ KREIS

THE BEAUTY

An avid motorhead – Fritz has completed:

Two expeditions to the artic circle on snowmobiles, conquered Mount Kilimanjaro, scaled 6000m of ice in Ecuador, sailed through a Pacific Storm and travelled around the entire world in an unmodified Mini Cooper.

Mark Kemp
THE BALANCE

MARK KEMP

MARK KEMP

THE BALANCE

Founder of the adventure motorcycle cult site – BAM RIDERS. Mark has completed trips from Magadan to the UK and led the 2014 BAM RIDERS Eastern BAM challenge

 

 

Kevin Emans
THE BRAWN

KEVIN EMANS

KEVIN EMANS

THE BRAWN

This Guinness World Record holder and motorist’s natural sense of adventure is impossible to suppress – completing risky mixed gas dives on famous wreck sites of The Lusitania, The Britanic, and WW1 Battle of Jutland site in the North Sea, to exploring uncharted territories globally.

Mariano Carloni with motorbike

MARIANO CARLONI

MARIANO CARLONI

THE EXPERT

Mariano Carloni from Argentina will bring a wealth of Extreme Motor Biking to Project, Mariano who is an Air Force Graduate has covered most of the hostile mountainous and Ice covered terrains in South America.