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The Crew
Meet the Team of End of the World Expedition. Every person is an invaluable part of the Expedition.
Andy Leemann
Switzerland, expedition leader.
Andy is a traveller, sailor, boat racer and explorer. After spending many years on sea, Andy decided to settle in Majorca, where he has a business of boating equipments. While a boat race in South America, he got exposed to rivers and people living on rivers. Ever since, he has organized and lead river expeditions on major rivers across the world.
Apal Singh
India, co-expedition leader and cameraman.
Apal’s first boating experience was while shooting Zambezi expedition for a BBC film. It was enough for him to get hooked, and he has been a regular ever since. He has been looking after logistics of all the expeditions in India.
When he is not exploring rivers with Andy, Apal is a freelance cameraperson, based in Nainital.
He has shot over 50 documentaries and several feature films.
Neil McGrigor
Co-Lead the Ascend the Nile expedition to travel the entire way up the world’s longest river by Zap Cat establishing its longest source. Organised many expeditions / adventures in boats. Holder of Round Britain powerboat records. Flies a Paramotor and camera Drone. Engineering degree. Off-shore Yacht Master and ocean racer of many years. Loves anything boating and can tie a bowline!In his spare time, he loves to explore the remotest areas of Southeast Asia by motorcycle, 4WD vehicle or boat.
Jürg Grossmann
I am a retired textile manufacturer living since 23 years in Mallorca together with my young family. I was a private pilot and since my youth I am a fascinated sailor. I am looking forward to this unique adventure to the End of the World!

Carlos Castro
Two expedition trips into the North Africa desert with two adapted Range Rovers, acros Morocco, Argelia, Mauritanie, Mali & Libya.
Two drivers and two companions, following the Paris-Dakar route Starting 1st of February till 20th of March. Trips in Patagonia. Patagonia Ruta 40, Salta, San Juan, Mendoza, Neuquen, Junín & San Martín de los Andes, Bolsón, Puelo, Esquel, Teka, Comodoro & Calafate. RIB Navigation across the Seven Lakes in Patagonia. Puerto Pañuelo, Puerto Manzano, Villa Angostura, SC Bariloche Argentina Puerto Varas, Osorno Chile. Sailing Mediterraneo. All Balearic Islands, South of France & Italy.
Ivor Heyer
Boating expert, founder and president of AB Inflatables. Ivor has done many Expeditions and is a winner of the world largest and hardest Boat race the Rally Orinoco.
He is a Pro when it comes to Ribs and Rivers also a Fishermen by passion.
Klaus Kranewitter

Dominic May
He has been in boats all his life: he grew up in the family-owned Berthon shipyard in Lymington, and has run the business for the last 25 years. An experienced sailor, motor boater and RIB driver, Dominic is also an enthusiastic outdoor person, fishing and camping whenever possible. When not on boats, Dominic is on horseback in his native New Forest checking on the condition of his stock and rounding up ponies; or taking his four children to rugby or cricket training.
Urs Becker
Growing up on the Lake of Zurich, where I started in my early age with boating and watersports. 30 years ago I crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a Sailboat with Andy.
With my girlfriend I spend a lot of time with my motorcycles cruising all over Europe. We Usually spend the winter in the mountains while skiing, except just this year where I join as crewmember the End of the World expedition and I am looking so much forward for this new challenge. Let s Rock the Wave Down South.
Bernd von Borstel
GermanMy dream as a young boy from Bavaria, was to be a sailor. I joined the German Merchant Marine when I was 17 as a deck boy and left 15 years later as a captain.
My last commitment at sea was with Greenpeace for half a year, hunting freighters dumping atomic waste into the Atlantic Ocean among other actions. More than 30 years ago I came to Mallorca to work in the yachting scene with a technical service company and started a repair yard in Palma.
One thing is missing: I have been on all continents and sailed the seven seas, but I never passed Cap Horn. So I do not have the right to wear a golden earring in my left ear. It´s time to see if we can make it.
Miguel Mauri Quetglas
Born in Palma de Mallorca in 1976. Sport & Health Trainer & Coach.
Mountain Bike Rider from 2003 to 2012. Ultra Distance Runner from 2012.