PELORUS is an experiential travel and adventure specialist, offering genuine 21st-century exploration.
A ‘pelorus’ was the navigational tool used to maintain the bearing of a sea vessel back in the golden era of travel and discovery – it is responsible for mapping much of the world as we know it today. In a similar vein, PELORUS ushers in a new wave of exploration, creating extraordinary experiences for those seeking something truly different.
In a time of pick-and-pay itineraries, PELORUS goes against the industry grain and puts the focus on the experience, designing individual holidays according to the client’s brief. We work exclusively with a network of industry leaders, who allow us to consider areas and experiences that most travel companies do not give a second thought. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, creativity and due diligence. Whether travelling to a region that very few others have experienced, or visiting a country that is well-established on the tourist trail, we will ensure your journey is different.
The passion for exploring remote regions of the world was triggered in the foothills of the Hindu Kush in Asia, with founders and ex British Army Officers Geordie Mackay-Lewis and Jimmy Carroll leading reconnaissance units on long-range desert patrols and helicopter operations. The knowledge they forged during these years lay the foundation upon which PELORUS is built.
Geordie served as a Captain in a British Army reconnaissance regiment, deploying twice to Afghanistan before running a series of businesses across Europe. Prior to founding PELORUS he spent a number of years as MD of a high-end adventure travel company. He has developed a fresh approach to experiential travel.
Geordie is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, a winter mountain leader, advanced diver, paragliding pilot and skydiver. He has planned and led numerous adventures and yacht expeditions around the world, and has a passion for unearthing the lesser-known regions of the planet.
Jimmy served as a Captain in a British Army reconnaissance regiment, with tours to Iraq in 2006 and twice to Afghanistan. He served for eight years and on leaving was appointed expedition manager for Xtreme Everest 2, the largest ever medical-research expedition conducted on Mount Everest.
Prior to co-founding PELORUS, Jimmy worked as head of marketing and communications for the design studio Winch Design, a world-leader in superyachts, private aviation and architecture. Jimmy is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, mountain leader and advanced diver with a passion for adventure.