Rohantime Interviews – Rohantime talks to…

Rohantime Interviews – Rohantime talks to…

We have had the privilege of interviewing some really interesting people on Rohantime.
We thought it would be a good idea to gather some of our guest interviews together from the Rohantime Archieve.
So if you haven’t read some of them now’s your chance.
Enjoy!
Paul Rose
Paul Rose has made exploration his lifelong career. The exploits of this dynamic professional diver, polar guide, mountaineer, expedition leader, yachtsman and instructor traverse Antarctica, Greenland, and several oceans. Driven to discover and experience the Earth’s wonders at first hand, he is also motivated to share his adventures and observations in some of the planet’s most extreme places as an author, television broadcaster and public speaker. Rohantime tracked him down just before jetting off to the Seychelles. First question Climate change fact or fiction? Read more
Simon Reeve in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, outside a bar which bans weapons
Simon Reeve has been around the world three times for the BBC television series Tropic of Cancer, Equator, and Tropic of Capricorn, and has travelled extensively in more than 90 countries, including troubled states in Africa, the Caucasus, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Far East and Central Asia. On his travels Simon has been detained for spying by the KGB, taught to fish by the President of Moldova, tracked by terrorists, electrocuted in a war-zone and protected by stoned Somali mercenaries in Mogadishu. All in a day’s work! First question What inspired you to embark on a career in the media? Read more
Miranda Krestovnikoff
Miranda Krestovnikoff  best known for presenting the BBC’s Coast series, Miranda is also an avid diver and marine and wildlife conservationist. Thanks to all of you who sent in questions for Miranda. First question How did you get your big break into the BBC and presenting? Read more
The Castle Climbing Centre in North London Quarry photo by Amanda Loman
Steve Taylor shared with us the story of his innovative business The Castle Climbing Centre in North London. Steve originally trained as a Civil Engineer and spent 10 years in the construction industry before he started The Castle Climbing Centre. Set in a Victorian building, The Castle is a dedicated indoor climbing centre run by climbers for climbers and has gradually grown to become the biggest indoor climbing centre in the UK. In 2008 Steve announced his intention to make the Castle a sustainable business and in 2009 the company issued its first Sustainability Policy and Action Plan containing some ambitious targets. First question What was the motivation to start you own business and why a Climbing Centre? Read more
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Al and Joy Evans opened the first Rohan Franchise in Windermere 27 years ago, that’s a long time ago. Al, Joy and Ben Evans are very much part of the Rohan family and Rohan Keswick is now the home of the Rohan Originals a fantastic display of the early history of Rohan in the garments that changed the outdoor world for ever. First question Al and Joy, before we launch into the history of the very first Rohan Franchise could you tell us  about your businesses before Rohan. I know you have a joint love of design and the great outdoors. Read more 

Ben and Peter Sidwell outside Rohan in Keswick
Peter Sidwell  from the Good Taste Cafe in Keswick seen on our screens celebrating some of the best British eating on a culinary adventure in the Lake District for Channel 4’s Lakes on a Plate. Peter should know a thing or two about great British food; he’s been using the finest local produce from around the Lake District in his café and cookery school for years. First question. How did you get started as a chef and then author? Read more
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Alan Palmer, author of Moroccan Atlas – the Trekking Guide. We have a bit of a Morocco theme this month on Rohantime, starting with the Rohan Trio’s trip to Toubkal, Alan’s story and followed by a review of the Rohan Elite trouser on a recent trek in the High Atlas. First Question. What is the great attraction of trekking in Morocco? Read more
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Mike Parsons was Innovator in Residence Lancaster Unversity Managment School. Mike Parsons has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the UK outdoor industry and the history and development of adventure sport equipment. Read more
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Simon Calder is Britain’s leading travel commentator but it wasn’t always like this. He began his career at Gatwick airport, where he cleaned out planes for Sir Freddie Laker and, later, frisked passengers (for a job, that is; not a hobby). He then started to write travel guidebooks and travel… Read more
There are lots more interviews on Rohantime. Please click the Rohantime Interview link for lots more.