We have filmed in some of the most remote locations on the planet.
Ian Maxwell has worked in most remote areas of the world. The experience brings a wealth of knowledge in training and risk assesment both in the UK and abroad.
Maxs Big Tracks :Nepal
This was a very tough quest. To find The Yeti! Involved lots of high altitude walking and clinging to narrowest crumbling of paths dropping away hundreds of meters. Never knowing what lay just ahead. During our search we were taken hostage by The Maoist Rebels, who forbode any movements, whilst they formulated a plan to move us away and demand a ransom. In the very early hours of one morning we slipped silently away straight down the mountain to safety .http://vimeo.com/8909365
Maxs Big Tracks: Poland
Poland is one of my favourite places on earth to track. On this program we went in search of the wild wolves of frozen north. Little is known about these wolves, they are not radio collared and travel vast distances, across frozen marshes. The bleak northhern skies, ancient forests, peppered with bomb craters and trenches are very atmospheric. Following wolf tracks through ruins in the middle of the forest, is eerie, but the sound of howling in the forest after dark tops it all.
Maxs Big Tracks: India
I was on the , for tigers in Corbet National Park. This is a hard location to find tiger, because of the dense forest. We covered miles every day. I found lots of fresh tiger tracks, and even leopard, but no sighting of tiger. I took to elephant back, in the hope that perhaps if I could understand the elephants, then I could find a tiger.
We came close lots of times, with fleeting glimpses, and one one occasion I was right in the middle of a male and female roaring to each other.
Again I heard elephants trumpeting and tracked my way to them. All that reamined was the foot of a baby elephant, still warm to the touch. Then astoundingly there were tracks of four tigers. They had been hunting co-operatively.
The following day was day I will never forget, and still send shivers up my back. W stumbled acroos five tigers, including a feisty male, who charged us. He came within three meters at full speed, and then veered off.
They say that tigers can stun their prey with a roar, now having experienced a charge and roar, I can testify that it worked on me.