Adventurer | Speaker | Producer | Author
AN INTERVIEW WITH SAM CLEAR (NOV 2012)
Born: February 1979, Tasmania
Education: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (UTAS)
Residence: Mt Roland, TAS, and Sydney, NSW
Publications: walk4one, Garratt Publishing
The Road to Adolfo, Transverb Studios
Employment: Speaker, Author & Producer
Boot Size: 15 (US) / 50 (EU)
Sports: AFL Reserves (Western Bulldogs & Collingwood)
TAS cricket team for Gillette Cup
TAS u/14 Basketball team
Runner in Three Peaks endurance race
Favourite Place: Liffey Falls, Tasmania
Who are your heros: St Francis of Assisi, St Leopold Mandic, Dr Scott Hahn, Patrick Madrid, Bl. Teresa of Calcutta, Gary Ablett, Curtley Ambrose
Strangest food you've eaten: Cow's blood with sugar and sheep guts on rice. In Brazil it's normal...
Favourite Quote: "Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." JPII
15,600km on foot through South America, Central America & North America, across Siberia by train, and on foot again from Moscow to the western most point of Spain. The walk4one, for unity, thrust Sam onto the front page of numerous overseas news services as he persevered despite exceptional adversity.
Having to find food & water every day was the least of his worries: he was threatened at gun point three times, robbed at knife point, beaten up on the side of the road, came face to face with dangerous animals, was hospitalised many times and endured extreme temperatures.
Sam has now presented the lessons from this epic adventure in over 700 businesses and high schools around Australia, New Zealand the United States. His tale is one of extraordinary courage, challenges and love in action under incredible circumstances.