Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis

Senior Associate Sustainability

Tim is an environmental scientist, author, and adventurer with Masters degrees in environmental science and environmental law. He is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major environmental issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss and uses his public speaking engagements, films and books about his expeditions and sustainability work to promote progress thinking in these areas. Tim has undertaken unsupported expeditions to some of the world’s most remote regions and holds the record for the fastest unsupported journey to the South Pole and the longest unsupported journey in Antarctica. Tim most recently retraced polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s “double” - sailing a replica James Caird boat 1500km across the Southern Ocean from Elephant Island, Antarctica to South Georgia and climbing over South Georgia’s mountainous interior using the same period equipment and technology as Shackleton. Tim was conferred a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to environment, community and exploration in the 2010 Australian honors list, is author of three books and leads innovation in the sustainability area for international engineering and environmental services firm Arup. In 2013 Tim was named the Australian Geographical Society’s Adventurer of the Year.  Tim is also WWF-Australia Global Ambassador.


Recreating Shackleton’s Journey: A Q&A With Adventurer Tim Jarvis, Backpacker, January 7, 2014.

Recreating an Epic Antarctic Journey: Q&A With Explorer Tim Jarvis, LiveScience December 20, 2013.

Shackleton’s legendary open-boat voyage: the re-enactment, Sail World Cruising, May 25, 2012.

Australian adventurer Tim Jarvis to lead re-creation of Shackleton Antarctic voyage, The Australian, March 20, 2012.

Explorer draws on endurance to follow Shackleton, Sydney Morning Herald, March 17, 2012.

Words with the environmental explorer, Institution of Engineering & Technology Magazine, December 1, 2009.

Climate Civics Institute launched by World Fellows Tim Jarvis and Unmesh Brahme, 2009.


Tim Jarvis, expedition leader of the Shackleton Epic, speaks about goal setting and risks taking examples from this larger than life adventure:

Retracing Shackleton’s Epic Journey of Survival – Tim Jarvis:

Chasing Shackleton - PBS Video, January 8, 2014

500 days stranded on ice:  Shackleton’s expedition revisited, NBC Ann Curry Reports, January 7, 2014

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Jarvis talks about his work since leaving the Yale World Fellows Program.  March 19, 2013

After successfully completing the Sahckleton Epic expedition, CNN

Before the Shackleton Epic expedition -  ABC NEWS America

TEDxAdelaide: Opting out of Sustainability,  December 2010


Chasing Shackleton, Recreating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival © 2013

Shackleton’s Epic, Recreating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival © 2013

The Unforgiving Minute © 2004


Emerging Leaders Discuss Global Issues, Connecticut Public Radio, 30 October 2009.

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