“Well, a blazing sunset is nice, but everyone’s seen them. Seeing something beautiful for the first time in a really special location? You can’t beat that.”

Robbie was going through the motions at university when a friend suggested caving. En route, they negotiated waterfalls, swum through subterranean lakes and squeezed through tiny crevices. Robbie was blown away by the new world he’d been introduced to deep underground.

Instantly hooked, Robbie forged a life as one of the world’s most renowned cave explorers. His travels have led him across China, Papua New Guinea, Borneo and the Alps where he has found some of the most intricate cave systems ever discovered.

“You’re in the privileged position of being able to see amazing places”