About

Hey! My name is Calumn Hockey from a small farming town of Bowraville, New South Wales, Australia. I'm only 26 years but have been on some pretty amazing adventures which are generally quite strenuous or just plain whacky and weird such as that time I went camel riding in Central Australia to the more intense things like staying awake for 40 hours straight while hiking some pretty gnarly terrain. I have been lost on mountains during blizzards, nearly broken my leg while paddling a bamboo raft down a flooded river in Northern Thailand to been swarmed by flies and stalked by dingoes while hiking the Larapinta Trail.

Not all things have gone bad on my adventures as I have been able to witness some truly incredible scenes over the short time I have been travelling like the time I got to see the Dalai Lama in person (I was 5 metres away from his Holiness). One of the best was seeing an electrical storm over Uluru in the Northern Territory causing cascading waterfalls to form and pour off Uluru.

I travel for the moments but I prefer to be taken by the moment and some of theses moments I capture with my cameras. I breathe adventure so I thought, why don't I hone my skills with my cameras in order to truly showcase how amazing our world is! My aim is to capture the human element in these amazing landscapes our earth has given us. I hope you can follow me on my journey!

My time abroad is primarily spent in mountainous areas such as Nepal and New Zealand's South Island which have both being contributing locations to the development of my photography.

I am an advocate and content creator for GoPro Australia New Zealand with nearly 1 million likes across my GoPro images on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook since 2016. I strive to make my shots so unique in a world full of photographers that they will be so difficult to replicate no matter how hard they try. 

My content is regularly featured across GoPro and GoProANZ so keep an eye out! I am a freelance adventure writer and photographer so always on the lookout for more epic work and adventures!

Calumn.

 

The Adventures and Expeditions

 

Treks

Larapinta Trail, Australia 223km – 9 days

Mustang Trek, Nepal 200km – 10 days

Hawkesbury River to Balgowlah, Sydney (27hrs38mins) 100km

Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand 19.4km

Ban Pha Mon to Ban Muang Pam to Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand (roughly 50km)

Hille to Dhampus (trek) via Ghandruk, Nepal

 

Summits

Chogo La, Upper Mustang, Nepal 4,325m

Nyi La, Upper Mustang, Nepal 4,020m

Duerali La, Nepal 3,090m

Mountain Pilatus, Switzerland 2,128m 

Ben Lomond, New Zealand 1,748m 2 summits during winter

Alex Knob, New Zealand 1,303m

Bowen Peak, New Zealand 1,631m unsuccessful winter attempt

Treble Cone, New Zealand 2,088m unsuccessful winter attempt

Mount Ollivier, New Zealand 1,933m

Mount Barney, Queensland 1,359m quick ascent with 25kg bag

Ananda Hill, Pokhara 1,100m 18 minute ascent from Lake Phewa to World Peace Pagoda

Poon Hill, Nepal 3,210m

Brinkley Bluff, Northern Territory 1,195m

Mount Razorback, Northern Territory 1,257m

On the water

Kayaked the length of the Abel Tasman twice over a period of 5 days

Epic road trips

Bowraville to Darwin via Parkes, Broken Hill, William Creek (vehicle) roughly 5,000km

Christchurch to Kaikoura (the long way, vehicle) via Wanaka, Fox Glacier and Arthur's Pass 

 

Awards

Openworldmag Top 30 Adventurer Under 30  

7 x GoPro Photo's of the day

4 x GoPro Instagram features amassing over 900,000 thousand likes and over 15 million views.

28 x GoPro Awards

2 x Daily Dozen Selection, National Geographic Yourshot

31 x Editors Favourites, National Geographic Yourshot

4 x Top ranking travel articles on Google