Antony Jinman

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Antony Jinman
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Antony Jinman conducting scientific research at the North Pole in 2010
Born (1981-04-08)8 April 1981
United Kingdom
Nationality British
Occupation British polar explorer
Known for Polar explorer.
Website
www.antonyjinman.com

Antony Jinman (born 8 April 1981) is a British polar adventurer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jinman was born in Wembury, Plymouth. He attended school at Wembury Primary School and then Plymstock School. After four years in the British Armed Forces he left to become an expedition leader.

Expeditions[edit]

Baffin Island[edit]

Baffin Island is the main hub of Jinman's Arctic expedition work. His first trip to the Baffin Island was as part of a team that helped raise £180,000 for The Mitchemp Trust. In 2009 he travelled with two graduate students to the area. He has completed the 2010 Baffin Island Outreach Expedition, taking 8 graduate students.

Antony has also recorded a documentary about the effects of global warming in the Baffin Island region called 'The Land That Never Melts',[2] about the Auyuittuq National Park.

North Pole[edit]

In 2010, Jinman along with two team mates reached the geographic North Pole. Antony and his team mates, Eric Larsen and Darcy St Laurent skied and snow shoed (and sometimes swam) over 500 miles from Cape Discovery to the North Pole taking 51 days.[3]

Education[edit]

Education Through Expeditions[edit]

As well as being an explorer, Antony Jinman is a climate change educator. He often visits schools to deliver presentations on his experiences in the Arctic. He has also set up a web company, Education Through Expeditions,[4] which aims to provide climate change education resources for teachers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Antony Jinman earns acclaim for Arctic expedition". Plymouth Herald. 31 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "'The Land That Never Melts' on Vimeo". Vimeo. 9 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "MSNBC Report on North Pole Expedition". MSNBC. 23 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Education Through Expeditions website". Education Through Expeditions. 

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