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Tom Avery

As one of only 41 people in history to have reached both the North and South Poles on foot and a veteran of over a dozen mountain and polar expeditions, Tom Avery is one of the bright stars amongst the UK's new generation of explorers.

Tom Avery was born in December 1975 and brought up in Sussex, Brazil and France. His passion for adventure began when he was just seven years old and first read about the exploits of Captain Scott.

Tom's outdoor career began when he was 16 with a series of rock and ice climbs in Wales and Scotland. University climbs took him further afield, during which time he organised and led mountaineering expeditions to the Andes, New Zealand, the Alps, Tanzania, Patagonia and Morocco.