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Founded by brothers Richard and Andrew James in 2010, On Track Expeditions began operating expeditions on the Kokoda Track. The company was born from a passion for travel, Australian history, and the people and culture of Papua New Guinea. 

Since that time, On Track Expeditions has grown into a market leader on the Kokoda Track, and is now providing trekking and mountaineering adventures in Nepal, Tanzania, Australia, and all over the world. 

Ian Lumb, Operations Manager


Richard James is a co-founder of On Track Expeditions and has ten years of experience as a guide on the Kokoda Track. He is also a filmmaker and writer. His book 'Australia's War With France' is a study of the Australian military campaign in Syria and Lebanon in 1941. It was shortlisted for the 2017 Australian/Vogel literary award. 

Ian has worked in the outdoor education industry for over a decade with both private companies and Victoria University. His role as a teacher and his time working with students and adults of all ages in the outdoors means Ian is a wealth of knowledge when working in the outdoors. With multiple expeditions on the Kokoda Track, and all over the world, Ian brings a fun and loveable guide to every expedition. 

Alexis Atkinson, Travel Manager


Lani Priday, Guide,
Food Manager,Adventure Consultant


On Track's very own ‘bionic woman',  she's fuelled by a dual chamber pace-maker, and loves to prove that nothing can stop you when you put your mind to it. Which explains why only 4 months after having her ticker surgery, she was off trekking to Everest Base Camp! With a long history of working in travel & tour guiding, Lex is the go to girl for destination advice. A great inspiration for anyone who thinks they can’t, she can often be found hosting many of our groups or scouring the earth for new adventures that we can deliver.

Lani manages On Track Heat & Eat. Coming from a background in retail, Lani spends her days working out the best way to get healthy, delicious food to remote parts of the world. Working closely with our local teams, Lani is the person you can thank when enjoying amazing meals on all of our expeditions. 

Max Wasley, Tech Manager/Guide


Andrew James, Founder & Guide


Max graduated from the University of Queensland with a degree in electrical engineering but decided that the outdoors was much more interesting! Currently managing all of our online booking systems, Max has also proven he is no slouch in a pair of boots with an impressive resume of treks and mountain summits to his name. He is currently guiding on the Kokoda Track and in Nepal. 

Andrew is a former Australian Special Forces soldier and Afghanistan veteran. After his time in the Army he completed a History degree at Sydney University and published his first book, 'Kokoda Wallaby', a biography of Stan Bisset MC, which has become an Australian bestseller. He has spent over ten years guiding on the Kokoda track. 

Adrian has been trekking for almost forty years, having completed virtually every major trek in Australia and New Zealand, including numerous crossings of the Overland Track and the Kokoda Trail.  He lives on the South Coast of NSW and is a qualified Sea Kayaking Instructor.  He was a member of the NSW Police for twelve years, having come first in his class.  In addition, he is a former history teacher with a love for military history.  He also loves Pina Coladas and long walks in the jungle! 

Gary Traynor, Guide


Gary has worked as Assistant Curator of Military Heraldry and Technology at the Australian War Memorial. He has previously served with the Australian Army Reserve, and with the New South Wales Police as a Senior Constable and Operational Safety & Tactics Unit Instructor. He is the founder and administrator of the not-for-profit website ‘Medals Gone Missing,’ an organisation involved in the recovery of missing war service medals and other items of militaria; and returning them to a descendent of the recipient. 

Jeffrey McDonald, Guide


Rob has served for 29 years with the Australian Army General Reserve, and has an unparalleled knowledge of the history of the Kokoda campaign. He is our most experienced Kokoda guide, with over ten years experience on the Kokoda track, and has a close personal relationship with many veterans.

Jeff is a Sergeant of Police and has been a serving member of the South Australian Police for the past 23 years. He has also served as a Federal Agent with the Australian Federal Police and was deployed to the Solomon Islands as part of the Regional Assistance Mission in 2004-6 and again in 2008-9. During these periods of service he worked extensively with members of the Australian and PNG Defence Forces. 

Eric Atkinson, Guide


Eric is a firefighter with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service, and a qualified personal trainer. He previously spent seven years in the Australian Army, serving on combat tours in Iraq (2006) and Afghanistan (2007-8).He has also undertaken extensive jungle training at Butterworth in Malaysia. 

Jason Huntly is a former Australian Army Officer who served for over 12 years. During his Military career He deployed on Humanitarian Aid and Warlike Operations to Afghanistan, East Timor and Gulf States. Jason has a real passion for the History of WWII specifically the PNG campaign. Jason finished his Military Career as an instructor at the Royal Military College – Duntroon, training future Officers of the Army. His Military background has given him a knowledge of the tactics utilised during the PNG campaign by Australian and Japanese Forces which is second to none.   

Tori Hadley , Guide

Owner and Head Coach of Adventure Fitness Aus.

My background is in endurance sports. I trained and raced triathlon and ironman for 8 years.

I had an absolute love for training hard and competing in a sport that really took the body to another level. The body and mind can do way more than you think and you only find that out by getting way out of your comfort zone and testing the edges!

I have used this background to tackle mountains in Nepal, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the South of France.

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