Ian EvansHistorian Trainee
Ian has embraced adventure all his life from scaling the shed roof at aged 3 to skiing to the South Pole at aged 58. He has also climbed 5 of the “7 Summits”; cycled 5,000 KMS solo & unsupported across Australia, around the coastline of Iceland and to the Arctic Ocean; and has also run 10 marathons.
But the thing about Ian is that he thinks of himself as an ordinary guy, from a rural background in England, who has decided to push himself to achieve extraordinary things at the very edge of his own comfort zone. He is not an explorer, world record holder or super-fit world class endurance athlete, but is a Chartered Accountant who has led in many ways a regular life.
Ian’s passion for Antarctica began at school by learning about Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen. An opportunity to join a 4-man expedition to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole in 2015 was for Ian, truly a dream come true! Ian loves following in the footsteps of pioneer explorers and then sharing those experiences in a historical context.
Ian lives with his wife in the beautiful village of Elora in southern Ontario, Canada.
Ian is a natural and authentic speaker who passionately shares the lessons learned from his adventures with audiences around the world. As well as addressing corporate keynote events, Ian speaks to students of all ages. Ian is also a philanthropist, who regularly donates funds raised on his expeditions and from speaking fees in aid of relief organisations and charitable ventures.
Ian looks forward to inspiring, challenging and entertaining everyone on board this season’s Antarctic voyages!
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