Patrons & Ambassadors

“It’s a very welcome and significant boost to our fundraising programme and to the prestige of Challenge Antarctica, that three highly respected members of the community are endorsing the Expedition. We are proud that Alexandra Shackleton is our Patron and that Tim Jarvis and Lt General E Davis are Ambassadors”

Alexandra Shackleton

“My grandfather, Ernest Shackleton died long before I was born, but the great interest in him has taken me to speak in a dozen countries – and to visit Antarctica five times. Why the interest in an explorer of a century ago? That is easily answered – his leadership.Read More

Lieutenant General Ed Davis – CB CBE KStJ

“I am delighted, honoured and proud to be an Ambassador for Baz Gray’s Challenge Antarctica. Delighted, honoured and proud because this Challenge epitomises one Royal Marine’s selfless spirit, ambition and steel to take on adversity to the benefit of others. It is also a Challenge that epitomises the Royal Marines’ decisive belief that overcoming adversity is a state of mind.Read More

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis AM (born May 1966) is an Environmental Explorer, adventurer, author and documentary filmmaker, with Masters qualifications in environmental science and environmental law. His environmental work is mainly focused on sustainable aid provision in developing countries and improving corporate environmental sustainability, as well as ‘significant project’ management through his project 25zero, which uses equatorial glacial melt as an indicator of global climate change. Read More