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Read our PURE Encounter with Richard Bangs
When you hear that Richard Bangs produced the first travel website site back in the early 90s (www.mtsobek.com), you know you’re dealing with a man who’s done more than his fair share for the travel industry. Upon finding out that he also counts Mungo Park (a pioneering Microsoft travel publishing effort) and Expedia.com as just a couple of his many other his travel ‘projects’, it’s no wonder that he’s been nicknamed the ‘father of modern adventure travel’. He’s spent the last 30 years as an explorer and communicator, leading the first descents of 35 rivers around the globe and publishing more than 1000 magazine articles, 19 books and a score of documentaries along the way. This is a man so involved in the notion of discovering new frontiers that it’s hard to tell where it ends and he begins… We thought it was about time the winner of awards became the judge!