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Renowned polar explorer Antony Jinman sets sights on Everest

Antony Jinman, Plymouth’s very own polar explorer has set his sights on a new challenge, climbing Mount Everest.

Rising 8,850m above sea level, Everest reigns as the highest mountain on Earth. Since the first ascent in 1953 by Edmond Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, reaching the summit of Everest has been considered one of the greatest achievements in Mountaineering.

Jinman is most widely recognised for being the twelfth Britain to have skied to the Geographic North Pole and ski solo to the Geographic South Pole. He also lays personal claim to being recognised by the Queen and gaining Royal Patronage from HRH The Prince of Wales after an expedition to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

His hunger for exploration began as a boy dreaming of the day he could follow in the footsteps of fellow Plymothian and Antarctic explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott coming one step closer when he served as a surveyor in the Royal Navy on board the Captain’s namesake ship HMS Scott.

The founder of ETE will be undertaking his latest adventure alongside fellow director, Paul Hart. Mount Everest has always been a life goal for the pair and they look to achieve this feat by 2018. However, before undertaking this monumental challenge they will be climbing Cho Oyu (8201m) in Tibet and Aconcagua (6962m) in South America as training, preparation and acclimatisation.

In an exclusive evening hosted by iMARVEL! at The Duke of Cornwall hotel, Wednesday 18th May 2016, Jinman will be speaking about his upcoming challenge as well as sharing anecdotes of previous explorations, revealing the astonishing truth of what it means to be an explorer.

As part of the evening, visitors will also have further insight into the conditions an explorer must fight against, as well as being able to see equipment Jinman has used and will be using in upcoming adventures.

The evening will see the historic Duke of Cornwall filled with fascinating expedition gear including sleighs, arctic tents and specialised clothing, offering a tactile experience as well as eye-opening truths of being an explorer. To book your place please email events@imarvel.co.uk or call 01752 395395.

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