Bio

Jared Styan bio at Machu Picchu

I’m an endurance athlete, traveller, social change activist and writer who has successfully completed 2 ultra running expeditions on different continents and raised over $7000 dollars for different charities.

Recent expeditions

  • Running to the Roof of Peru 2019. I ran up a 5800-meter volcano in Southern Peru which took over 13 hours to raise money to help people with mental illness.
  • Running to the Roof of Australia 2018. I ran up the highest mountain in Australia which took over 4 hours to raise money to help children who suffer from cancer.

I have been running since I was about 14 years old and for as long as I can remember I have always been drawn to adventure. I have also always wanted to help people in a genuine way and leveraging my skills and passions to achieve this has been my life’s mission.

In 2018, I ran up Australias highest mountain in pyjamas with a few friends and we managed to raise over $5000 to help children who suffer from cancer. I remember after that day getting straight into planning the next adventure with my best friend Billy and talking about how fulfilled we felt about what we were able to achieve and the people we may have helped or influenced in a positive way.

Jared Styan after running up the highest mountain in Australia

In late 2018, I travelled around Peru, Bolivia and Argentina and got qualified as an English Teacher. I then decided to live in a city called Arequipa in Southern Peru working for an NGO and learning Spanish.

In late 2019, I planned and prepared to run up a 5800-meter volcano near where I live in Peru. I trained for about 6 months running long distances and going on multiple expeditions to train for the altitude. On the 10th of November, 2019 I successfully completed the run and raised money for Headspace to help people with mental illness.

Jared Styan on top of El Misti after running to the roof of peru

I have been fortunate enough to have been featured in multiple articles, the news and radio shows for my efforts. I also love to write about my adventures and travels, mental health and living in Peru. You can visit my blog here.