Tim is proud to be made a fellow of RGS (The Royal Geographical Society with The Institute of British Geographers).

Tim became a fellow of RGS in 2003 after a momentous meeting with Shane Winser of its Expedition Advisory Centre. Tim thought his journey wouldn't be worthy of any such meeting with the RGS and certainly not to hear the infamous Shane Winser dub his journey proposal as "inspiring".

At a time when Tim's spirits were low, a positive encounter with such a respected organisation truly bolstered his confidence and helped him to turn back to his challenge with renewed vigour.