Tim Jarvis has endured a great deal of physical privation as a world-leading polar adventurer. In order to authentically recreate two epic journeys by Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton, from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, Tim willingly stripped himself of all modern equipment and undertook these expeditions with the same clothes and gear that his predecessors used in the early 1900s.
On this episode of Talking Australia Tim talks about his adventures and how he since then has become a climate change advocate, public speaker and as of late started the “Forktree Project”, a non-profit demonstration site in South Australia to show how large scale rewilding of degraded pastoral land is possible.
This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Chrissie Goldrick (Editor-in-chief at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak (www.beachshackpodcasts.com)
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This week the Australian Geographic Society Awards dinner was held in Sydney. Among the nearly 400 guests were noted conservationists, adventurers and inspiring Aussies including Jon Muir, Susan and Michael Cusack, Tim Jarvis and ‘Shark girl’ Madison Stewart.
Adventurous teenagers are the big winners of this year’s AG Awards, with three of the 10 medallions to be awarded to people under 20.
Tim Jarvis is awarded the Conservationist of the Year for his 25Zero project.
AG Society sponsored adventurer Tim Jarvis AM delivers an update from the Carstensz Pyramid in Indonesia.
In November 2015, AG Society sponsored adventurer Tim Jarvis will be climbing three of the world’s 25 remaining glacial mountains.