I'm Andrew St. Pierre White.
"Every life is a story. It has a beginning, middle and end.
If we know the beginning, and we know the end,
shouldn't we make sure the middle is spectacular? "
4xOverland is the world's oldest and boldest global 4x4 adventure portal. The journey began in 1993 with the first of 15 4WD books and DVDs. Over 100 000 have been sold. We've also produced nine TV series, broadcast in six countries and now present to a web audience that enjoys an average monthly view count of around 1 million. Find our videos by clicking the ASPW-videos button below.
Andrew also delights in teaching filmmaking skills learned from 43 years spent at editing consoles as well as behind and in front of the camera. Often called, "The David Attenborough of 4WD" by his followers, Andrew is first and foremost a storyteller, and has won some prestigious international film editing awards . With over 22 000 students in 34 countries, his teaching program is called Beafilmmaker.com.
Also, browse Andrew's photography and order stunning art prints for your home. live-track us when we're on expedition and listen to podcasts. Oh, and get your hands on some 4XO T-shirts and hoodies.
4xOverland. Since 1993.
You'll find no tiresome sponsor promos here!
We are truly independent and always have been. We point blank refuse to take on branded sponsors or do paid advertorials. You'll find no irksome sponsor plugs, promotions or painful product platitudes here.
This means that 4xOverland's videos and podcasts must be financed by those who love the content. This is the way we prefer to do things.
There are many ways to support us.
Patreon is a monthly contribution. But unlike buying individual videos, no matter what your pledge, you get to see everything we produce first, as well as exclusive content. Also, it's by far the best way to have personal contact and communication with Andrew.
If Patreon doesn't sound like you, here's another option.
You can make a simple once-off or monthly donation.
THANK YOU FOR BEING AWESOME
NEWesT PROJECTS AT 4XOVERLAND
NEW SERIES • A NEW LIFE FOR A 45-YEAR-OLD RANGE ROVER
FEATURE-LENGTH BINGE WATCHING • YOUR FAVOURITE ADVENTURE SERIES
ANDREW ST PIERRE WHITE AND PAUL MARSH ARE DOING SOMETHING SPECIAL!
HERE ON 4XOVERLAND, A DEDICATED OVERLANDING ADVICE PORTAL
Paul Marsh is one of the world's leading authorities on overlanding and overland vehicle preparation. We are combining that with Andrew's 44-years travelling the world's most remote places and creating a unique portal of videos, interactive programs, podcasts and a consultation service. This is a service dedicated to the growing worldwide enthusiasm for motoring through the world's last remaining wildernesses and diverse landscapes and peoples. Early registrations will be available in August 2021 and the official launch is planned for October 2021.
AutoGraph Overland is Andrew's service building epic Toyota VDJ78 Troopcarrier two-person overlanders for clients. The build order book is full for 2021 but 2022 is now open for orders. Andrew limits these to just four per year, so don't wait.
Beafilmmaker.com is unique among filmmaking courses. Today's video, camera or editing courses focus mostly, and in some cases exclusively, on the equipment and technology needed to make videos. This is because it's the easiest thing to teach. But it's the not the most important key to telling a story on video!
Since 2015 Beafilmmaker.com has inspired over 21,000 students in 135 countries. All our courses are mostly creative in nature and focus on the story and the audience. Some courses are listed below.
With over 140 000 books in print, since his first in 1993, Andrew has written 18, 4-wheel drive and adventure travel books.
Three are current and available for purchase in hard-copy and digital downloads for kindle and e-readers from Amazon.
Andrew St Pierre and Gwynn White's award-winning, bestseller!
What could possibly go wrong in paradise?
Tired of mortgage payments, thirty-something Andrew and Gwynn sold nearly everything they owned but their Siamese cat and escaped their humdrum nine-to-five existence for life in paradise—a tiny island accessible only by boat or air in one of the remotest spots on Earth: the Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Woefully inexperienced, they took control of a luxury game lodge that catered to the likes of French aristocrats, Hollywood directors, Mafia lawyers, and the captain of the England cricket team. Not forgetting the hippos who liked to crash cocktail hour.
Trouble soon followed as the reality of running a hotel on an island accessible only by boat or plane burst upon them. Andrew and Gwynn learn it's one thing for guests to wake up with gentle giraffes outside their windows, but it's quite another to keep them safe from poisonous snakes, temperamental elephants, and a hyena with a taste for plastic. All that was child's play compared to figuring out how to feed their guests when a 'quick run' to the grocery store required a plane, a bush pilot, and moderate risk to life, limb, and property.
By turns funny, touching, and suspenseful, Torn Trousers is a real modern fairytale about getting exactly what you wished for…and then having to live with it.
by Andrew St Pierre White.
Acknowledged world expert on 4x4 vehicles, Andrew St Pierre White has spent forty years gathering the information packed into this full-color, everything-you-need-to-know guide about choosing, modifying, and equipping a 4x4 vehicle for adventurous overland expeditions.
Crammed with photos, diagrams, and lists, the chapters include:
The technical fundamentals of four-wheel drive vehicles
Wheels and Tires
Driving a 4x4
Trailers and Towing
Maintenance and bush repairs
Navigation and Communication
Off-roading novice or expert, if you have ever dreamed of escaping in a 4x4, then you will love this well-written, easy-to-understand technical how-to book.
To Africa and Back
by Andrew St Pierre White.
With a steering wheel in one hand and a camera in the other, best-loved adventure travel journalist Andrew St Pierre White spent four decades exploring wild Africa. In To Africa And Back, he spins a humorous and sometimes poignant yarn about those travels. Photographs enrich each story.
“Pay attention, boy!” came the command from across the classroom. It was often accompanied by a piece of chalk hurled in my general direction.
I’d jerk awake from my daydream and sigh. Kent in England was lightyears away from the wild places of Africa that held my heart captive.
Fast forward some twenty years...
I find myself alone at a rusted shipwreck on the desolate Skeleton Coast in Namibia with a video camera in my hand.
“Imagine those poor souls on that ship,” I say to the camera.
“Oh! Thank the Lord! We made it! We got to land. Praise be the—”
I look about.
White emptiness stretches on both sides of me to the distant horizons. In front of me, a barren range of wind-blown dunes almost fills the sky.
“Hang on a minute.” A long pause. “Maybe I'll get back in the boat.”
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