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Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis, environmental scientist and adventurer, has undertaken unsupported expeditions to the world’s most remote regions, including to the South Pole, the high Arctic, across Australia’s largest desert, the Great Victoria and retracing the polar journey of Sir Douglas Mawson using only the same gear, equipment and starvation rations as Mawson did in 1913. Tim also recreated Shackleton’s 800-mile survival journey in a replica of Shackleton’s 25-foot open lifeboat—including crossing South Georgia’s treacherous crevassed glaciers—all using rudimentary period clothing and equipment. His adventure is chronicled in his book Chasing Shackleton, as well as a PBS documentary. As a scientist, Tim is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to issues relating to climate change, and is the Australia World Wildlife Fund’s Global Ambassador. He was conferred a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to environment, community and exploration in the 2010 Australian honors list,  and was voted the Australian Adventurer of the Year in 2013 and Conservationist of the Year in 2016 by the Australian Geographic Society, the only person ever to receive both prestigious awards. Tim received the prestigious Bettison James award in 2016 for documentary film-making for his current project, 25Zero, that highlights climate change through the plight of the world’s melting equatorial glaciers.

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