Pete has a passion for adventure and travelling. He has visited nomadic desert tribes in the Sahara Desert, ventured through Africa, and in May 2010 climbed to the top of Mt Everest. He has also climbed the 8,201m peak ‘Cho Oyu’ in Tibet.
When he is not travelling, mountaineering, or chasing waves in Indonesia, Pete enjoys surfing Sydney’s northern beaches and South Coast, and a stack of other outdoor pursuits, including ocean ski paddling. In 2009 he completed a challenging 345km ocean paddle down the NSW coastline to raise awareness of bowel cancer. Pete has a degree in Applied Science and a Graduate Diploma in Town Planning and worked as a town planner for a number of years before pursuing his dream job.
‘I’ve always loved exploring, being outdoors, and looking for my next adventure. I started capturing my trips on video, mucking around and interviewing the locals for fun. It just went from there.’
Pete’s curiosity gets him into all sorts of interesting situations on the show. “Scuba diving with these big sharks off Coffs Harbour got the heart pumping… I think I sucked all my air in a quarter of the time!”