Project Description

Jock Montgomery

owner and lead guide

At eleven, I wanted to lead trips in the outdoors. By sixteen, I was leading and teaching whitewater skills. After graduating college, I moved to Kathmandu and spent the next twelve years leading hiking, whitewater, mountain-bike trips, and teaching whitewater skills to local guides. Whenever the opportunity arose, I used my spare time to organize private trips and first descents.

During my first years in Nepal, I branched off in a new direction with the purchase of 250 rolls of Kodachrome. I spent six months traveling around Asia building my portfolio and establishing myself as a commercial photographer. My work has now been featured in The New York Times, National Geographic, 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 now live in Bangkok, Thailand where I combine my passion for travel and photography with my company Compass Rose Expeditions. Using my vast background in adventure travel, I can bring new opportunities and angles on our Photography Tours, while making these accessible to clients of all ability levels. When I lead Custom Adventures, I am never far from my camera and can help clients capture some of our world’s most fascinating moments.

Travel is the best education in the world.

Co-Leaders

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Annie Miniscloux

Annie Miniscloux Annie Miniscloux Annie is one of Compass Rose's most enthusiastic and engaged trip leaders, especially on [...]

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Sean Kernan

Sean Kernan Sean Kernan is a photographer, writer, and teacher who came to photography from theater. He is the author of two [...]

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Mariano Cash

Mariano Cash Patagonian guide Mariano Cash is a native of Argentina and has been leading trips in Patagonia since 1998. He i [...]

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Eka Tchvritidze

Eka Tchvritidze Eka in her element, barefoot, bareback and one-handed, she'll take you on a wild and glorious adventure! E [...]

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Dawa Sherpa

Dawa Sherpa Dawa Sherpa is an ethnic Sherpa and was born in the Everest region in the village of Lukla. He began working for [...]

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Karma Tshering

Karma Tshering Karma is a licensed, high altitude trekking, mountain biking and cultural guide and he has been leading trips [...]

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Le Van Sinh

Le Van Sinh Le Van Sinh, is one of the most passionate bicyclists and outdoor fanatics one could ever meet! His enthusiasm a [...]

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Cho Cho

Cho Cho Cho Cho is our enthusiastic local guide in Myanmar on cycling trips and photography tours. She is lives in Taunggyi, [...]

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Santosh Rai

Santosh Rai Santosh Rai is a Nepali mountain biking guide who is a fun loving and outgoing cyclist and leader. He has eight [...]

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Pemba Tashi

Pemba Tashi Pemba Tashi is one of most experienced guides in all of Tibet. Many years ago he lost track of how many groups h [...]

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Tashi Lamasang

Tashi Lamasang Tashi Lamasang was born in Nepal to Tibetan refugee parents and grew up in the Kathmandu valley. Later he mov [...]