2013 Adventurer of the Year: Tim Jarvis AM
EXPLORER, AUTHOR AND SCIENTIST Tim Jarvis has been named the AG Society’s 2013 Adventurer of the Year for his re-enactment of Shackleton’s 1916 journey.
Previously, Tim had made unsupported expeditions to the South Pole and across Australia’s Great Victoria Desert. In 2007 he retraced Sir Douglas Mawson’s 1912–13 solo Antarctic survival epic using 100-year-old clothing and equipment, and starvation rations. He holds the record for the fastest unsupported journey to the South Pole and the longest unsupported journey in Antarctica.
Tim is the author of The Unforgiving Minute, Mawson: Life and Death in Antarctica and the soon-to-be-released Shackleton’s Epic. In 2010 he was made a member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to environment, community and exploration.