About Steve

Steven Shoppman 2With a lifelong commitment to travel and adventure, Steven Shoppman has spent more than a 3rd of his life if search of unique people and phenomenal locations around the globe. He’s traveled to over 80 countries, traversed the farthest reaches of the planet and is a renowned expert when it comes to organizing and executing the wildest expeditions and adventures imaginable.

In 2007, he orchestrated The World by Road Expedition, leaving Denver, CO with a crew of 6 to drive two Toyota trucks around the world. After 2.5 years the expedition successfully circumnavigated the globe both east to west and north to south, taking Steven and the rotating crew to the farthest north and south points of all seven continents.  Upon his return, he was awarded Adventurer of the Year from National Geographic in 2010.

Steven has raced 1000-miles down the baja peninsula, explored the jungles of panama, climbed and biked mountains in Bolivia and Peru and continues to travel more than 4-months of each year on the search to find the most unusual and unique places on the planet.  He’s even landed one of his expeditions in the Guinness Book of World Records, helping to organize the Follow that Fire Engine Expedition… the world’s longest journey in a fire engine.

Steven has worked as a canyon and climbing guide in the southwest United States, he’s spent summers in Brazil and Mexico guiding, and lived on the road for many of his early years in search of adventure throughout the United States and the world.

Whether an expedition to a hard to reach place or a immersive cultural experience, Steven stays committed to the idea that there is always more to a story than meets the eye and that drives him  to explore the stories that make this world incredible.

Skills

Skiing
90%
Mountaineering
80%
Canyoning
90%
Climbing
80%
Knitting
5%
Expedition Organizing
100%
Mountain Biking
80%
Navigation
90%
Dirtbiking
75%
Spanish
80%
Snowmobiling
90%
Sitting Still
5%
Mechanic
80%
Scuba
80%
Curling
5%
Photography
90%

Finished 2nd in the Mexican 1000 Off-Road Rally Down the Baja Peninsula

May 18, 2012

Recorded on Guinness World Record for Longest Journey in a Fire Engine

April 12, 2011

Speaker at the Prestigious Polish Explorers Festival

November 20, 2010

Renovated a 1905 Victorian Mansion into a Small Apartment Building

September 30, 2010

Awarded National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

April 10, 2010

Awarded National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

Co-Organized Follow that Fire Engine Expedition

February 20, 2010

Co-Organized Follow that Fire Engine Expedition

Finished The World by Road Expedition

July 12, 2009

Started The World by Road Expedition

February 12, 2007

Started The World by Road Expedition

Traveled Brazil for 2 Months

May 20, 2004

Worked as a Climbing and Canyoning Guide in the Southwest USA

June 2, 2003

Lived in New Zealand

September 11, 2001

Backpacked through Europe for 6 Months

August 16, 2000

Summited Eight 14,000ft Peaks by the Age of 18

February 17, 1997

Competitive Mogul Skier

November 11, 1993

Skied moguls competitively with various ski teams in Colorado.  Won numerous state competions from 1993-2000

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