with ASPW and Paul Marsh
Lectures, tutorials, insight and inspiration on every aspect of remote expedition travel and off-grid living. Courses available NOW:
• CHOOSING AN OVERLAND VEHICLE
• KITTING OUT A 4WD TOURER
• OVERLAND OPERATIONS
• RECONDITIONING AN OLDER 4WD FOR TOURING
• MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE OF AN OVERLANDER (coming July '22)
• DYI 12V ELECTRIC INSTALLATIONS (coming August '22)
• COMPLETE GUIDE TO OVERLANDING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA (coming September '22)
Your lecturers are two of the world’s most experienced overlanders, with a combined 70 years and two million miles of global expedition tracks behind them. So if you're looking for the real deal - YOU'VE FOUND IT.
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Since our beginnings in 1996, we've shot our films in 19 countries on five continents, covered over 1 million miles off the asphalt, and about 75 new productions are made every year. Now totalling 60+ million views.
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TWO vIDEO SERIES ARE NOW IN PRODUCTION
This is an impromptu video shot over one day and the following morning reality TV-style as I work preparing vehicles for the big trip.
Taking the new Troopy on its first adventure.
In collaboration with the Off Road History Museum, UAE, we drive a 45-year-old Range Rover Classic across one of the toughest and longest public tracks in the world. Proving again, the purpose and strength of the solid front axle.
Since Andrew's first book was published in 1993, there are now over 140 000 copies in print as well as an unknown number of digital copies. Included are 16 editions of his 4WD travel books and two travel memoirs, including the award-winning co-written bestseller, Torn Trousers.
Three editions of his books are currently available for purchase in hard-copy and digital for kindle and e-readers from Amazon. Shop here.
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. 8th edition.
Acknowledged world expert on 4×4 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 4×4 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 4×4
Trailers and Towing
Maintenance and bush repairs
Navigation and Communication
Off-roading novice or expert, if you have ever dreamed of escaping in a 4×4, 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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These highly-acclaimed course include, Beginners Videography, From Stills Photography to Filmmaker, Video Storytelling, Drone Videography for Creatives, Creative Video Editing and more.
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Celebrating 25 years inspiring the world's overlanding community.
Andrew St Pierre White’s 4xOverland journey began in 1993 with the publication of the first of 15 4WD books and DVDs, soon followed in 1996 by the launch of the world’s first 4×4 adventure information and entertainment channel. Since then 4xOverland has also produced nine TV series, broadcast in six countries and now presents to a web audience that enjoys an average monthly view count of around 1 million. Find our videos by clicking the ‘Watch Our Videos’, button above.
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.
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