Alex Cowan

Guide and Expedition Leader in Antarctica

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I am a polar expedition leader, earth scientist and naturalist with an interest in climate and oceanography, and I run sea ice data collection projects in the Arctic. I worked as a professional yacht skipper, instructor and engineer for several years, and I'm an experienced mountaineer and skier; I have provided crevasse rescue training to groups working in glaciated terrain and lead groups in the hills and am always working to improve my guiding skills. I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and of The Explorers Club. Feel free to contact me for advice, ask a question or if you have an idea for collaboration.

  • Education
    • PhD, Earth Sciences