Show Notes for episode 101
Clay Croft shares a decade of overland adventure, and their new Nordic series
Scott Brady interviews the talented and well-traveled Clay Croft, founder of XOverland and global overland explorer
Clay E. Croft
Clay Croft, currently residing in beautiful Bozeman, MT, has been making movies for 17 years, however Wulff Land is his first feature film. Travel has been a part of his filmmaking life since the beginning and has enabled him to participate in projects and expeditions across the globe. Clay, along with his wife Rachelle, currently owns and operates the wildly successful online adventure travel series, Expedition Overland. His love for daring adventure runs deep and when he is not producing content, you can likely find him wrestling with his three boys, hunting in the mountains or trying not to crash his powered paraglider.
• Traveled the entire length of the Pan American Highway from Alaska to Patagonia over the course of 5 years, while producing a 36 episode trilogy series on the adventure.
• Traveled the Road Of Bones in Russia.
• Have been able to make a passion of overlanding and filming into a career.
• Greenland Crossing Expedition (Expeditions 7)( April/May 2108)
• Established Director/Cinematographer
• Eight year Search and rescue member and former board member.
Scott is the publisher and co-founder of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal and is often credited with popularizing overlanding in North America. His travels by 4WD and adventure motorcycle span all seven continents and includes three circumnavigations of the globe. His polar expeditions include two vehicle crossings of Antarctica and the first long-axis crossing of Greenland. @scott.a.brady
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Expedition Overland is a video series produced by Hiline Productions that follows a team of adventurers and their outfitted vehicles through some of the world’s most remote places. Founded in 2010, owners Clay Croft and Rachelle Croft lead a team of “ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” The production showcases the adventures, struggles, and unique people and places they meet along the way. The show is filmed by adventurers and professional cinematographers who excel at telling a compelling story through documentary-style episodes. Their approach is authentic, professional, helpful, and always family-friendly. The Crofts even include their three sons, Cyrus, Ryder, and Eli on adventures when possible which cultivates a spirit of family adventure and a love of the outdoors.
XO’s fleet of 4-wheel drive vehicles is equipped and outfitted for specific journeys. These trusty travel partners can sustain the team for long periods in comfort with battery systems, on-board refrigerators, camper trailers, recovery systems, and roof-top tents!
Always hunting for the next thrill in adventure travel, the team added flight to their expeditions in 2019 using powered paragliders (paramotor / PPGs).
XO expertly shares tested and proven overlanding gear, products, and tactics with enthusiasts using their video marketing expertise and passion for professional cinematography. An established lifestyle brand, XO captivates outdoor and overlanding audiences across the globe, inspiring viewers to get off the couch and experience the world through immersive and educational videos.
*bio from Hiline Productions