Jock Montgomery

I have wanted to lead trips in the outdoors since my first over-night canoe trip in the wilderness of Maine at the age of eleven. By sixteen, I was leading and teaching whitewater skills.

After completing a degree in cartography and spending summers guiding trips in Quebec,  Idaho, and Maine, I set a new path for my future and headed to the Himalayas. I spent twelve years living in Kathmandu leading mountain bike, river, and trekking expeditions, as well as training local guides.

I now live in Bangkok, Thailand where I run my tour company Compass Rose Expeditions. I create custom tours in Southeast Asia, Mongolia, the Himalayas, Patagonia, Galapagos, Europe, the Arctic and more, that include any combination of mountain biking, trekking, kayak touring, river descents, and cultural experiences.

Travel is the best education in the world.

A few years after arriving in Nepal, I bought 250 rolls of Kodachrome and spent six months traveling around Asia exploring the world in a different light, eventually converting my passion into a commercial venture.

As a photographer I shoot magazine features, products, resorts, industry, portraits, and specialize in adventure sport photography.

My work has been featured in The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, CNN Traveler, Travel + Leisure (SE Asia), Discovery Channel, GEO (Germany, Russia), Outside, The North Face, Patagonia Inc., Oriental Hotel (Bangkok), Marriott Hotel (Bangkok), Kodak, IBM, UNICEF, UNESCO and Thai International. Jock Montgomery Photography

I am especially excited to offer photography tours to share the places and people I have come to know and help clients capture some of our world’s most fascinating moments.



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