An adventurer who had pushed a gun into his mouth while giving a strange compliment to the stranger on a 5.330 km run to get himself out of the dangerous situation.
Richard Bowles, an award-winning speaker based in Melbourne, walked along the Bicentennial National Trail for charity in 2012.
Mr. Bowles was about three-quarters of his journey when he met a stranger at the Queensland and New South Wales border who threatened to blow his head.
“I hadn’t seen my team or anyone in the wilderness for nearly two weeks at this specific stage,” he told Daily Mail Australia.
Richard Bowles, an award-winning speaker based in Melbourne, had pushed a gun into his mouth during a 5,330-kilometer outback charity walk
“I came across this cabin in the wilderness and thought” “that’s cool, there’s someone here, I can talk to someone” “.
“But then it dawned on me that the type of people living in the wilderness are probably preparations for the day of judgment, ax murders, gnomes, things like that.”
The 41-year-old said an aggressive dog ran towards him and while trying to fight the wild beast, he saw a man chopping wood with an ax.
“He looked and dropped the ax and clearly picked up something else and came running to me,” Mr. Bowles said.
“He aimed the gun at me and said,” Who are you? ” “
The multi-record adventurer tried to explain that he was going through the area for charity, but the stranger would not accept his story.
“He rammed that gun in my mouth and said,” Who are you, what are you doing here? ” Mr. Bowles said.
“I said,” “I’m doing it for charity. Would you like to donate?” “”
Mr Bowles (photo) was on charity in 2012 on the Bicentennial National Trail
He was about three-quarters of his journey when he met a stranger at the Queensland border and the NSW border who threatened to blow his head. Mr. Bowles is pictured as he runs through the desert
“Well, clearly not, because then he said,” I’m going to blow your brains out. ”
Mr. Bowles, who could not call for help, happened to see an orchard growing behind the cabin and trying to use it to his advantage.
He said to the stranger, “Hey man, I love your fruit tree.”
The man pulled the gun from Mr. Bowles’ mouth and said, “You know, friend, I’ve been trying to grow those mandarins for a while. Do you want to try one? ”
Mr. Bowles said the man started talking about growing the fruit before he was sent off.
When Mr. Bowles left, the man shouted, “Anyway, I’m not afraid to be afraid, it’s my neighbor.”
Mr. Bowles, an educator who focuses on subject change, resilience and high performance, places himself in extreme experiences as a “huge life experiment” to explore success in chaos
Looking back at the incident, the adventurer said he just “went ahead” with his run.
“I spent a lot of time alone [on the run]… Many crazy situations where I had to figure out what to do or I die, “he said.
‘By that time [the gun incident], I was probably better prepared for that situation. “
Mr. Bowles, an educator who focuses on subject change, resilience, and high performance, places himself in extreme experiences as a “huge life experiment” to explore success in chaos.
Although a crisis situation cannot be predicted, Mr. Bowles often said he was well-rested to deal with what he was thrown by controlling his emotions.
“As much as I can’t predict what will happen, I can predict how I will feel as I go through an adventure,” he said.
Mr. Bowles is pictured with a serious foot infection in Jerusalem
“There will always be times when I am afraid, moments when I have doubts about myself, when I am afraid, when I have no motivation, the list goes on.
‘What I actually do is that I prepare myself mentally for those things.
“If I get my emotions under control in those situations, I won’t make a hasty decision or run away … I can take a step forward.”
Mr. Bowles said that once a person is able to take care of his emotions in a crisis, he “gets control.”
“When you have your emotions under control, you get a lot of clarity about a situation that would otherwise be clouded by your own emotions,” he said.
Mr. Bowles, from England, transforms his experiences and achievements in real life into business success.
Mr. Bowles, from England, transforms his experiences and achievements in real life into business success