Ben Carlin traveled over 17,780 kilometres (11,050 mi) by sea and 62,744 kilometres (38,987 mi) by land during the ten-year journey. Arriving in Montreal on May 1958, he had passed through 38 countries and two oceans, with the entire trip costing him around $35,000.
Born in Western Australia, he got the idea for his adventure during his time in the Madras sappers of the Indian Army engineers during World War II, but it began in America.
Fellow adventurer Dan Grec recently found Carlin’s Half-Safe on display at the Guildford Grammar School in Western Australia.
This page was last updated on 2023.08.21