"Geoff Wilson has spent much of his adult life exploring the planet. He has
completed the only wind-assisted crossing of the Sahara and the fastest
unsupported crossing of Greenland, south to north. He has stood atop Tanzania’s
Mount Kilimanjaro with his father and spent a year sailing the world with his
wife and three children. He holds the record for the longest solo unsupported
polar journey in human history.
Wilson is the definition of a modern-day adventurer – a recipient of the
Australian Geographic Society’s highest honour, the “lifetime of adventure”
award. Having devoted decades to redefining what human beings are capable of,
he is next seeking to prove that adventure doesn’t have to come at the expense
of the planet.
“We need to explore but explore responsibly,” the Gold Coaster says on the eve
of Project Zero, a seven-leg two-year expedition that will promote the concept
of “carbon neutral exploring”.
“We’re not pretending to have the answers at the beginning. We’ve got seven
journeys to get this perfect and by the seventh journey in the most damaged
environment on planet Earth, we’ll have a clear roadmap for how to adventure
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics