Without any degree in exploration, Antony created his own path towards his goal. At age 23, he went on to be an adventure guide and two years later became an expedition leader. In 2007, Antony traveled across the Arctic Baffin Island and with the expedition helped raise over £200,000 for vulnerable children through the Mitchem Trust. The more he traversed the globe, the more his knowledge and passion for conservation and the protection of our fragile ecosystem grew. In 2010, he and two team mates journeyed to the geographic North Pole to collect valuable scientific data for the University of Plymouth. Skiing, snow-shoeing, and sometimes even swimming, they trekked over 800 km in order to arrive at their final destination. After 51 days, Antony’s dream was fulfilled: “Reaching the North Pole was the happiest day of my life. The saddest day though, was literally the day after, in the back of the helicopter that took us back. It took so much time and effort to arrange that project and suddenly it was all over." While this was an amazing feat in itself, Antony had meanwhile already begun working on what would soon become Education Through Expeditions (ETE), a not-for-profit school outreach organization that aims to educate and inspire children. Primarily web based, it is a programme that creates interactive expeditions, fieldwork, research projects and related outreach schoolwork, bringing real knowledge and experience of climate change and conservation issues into classrooms across the globe. In 2011, in recognition of his contributions generated through ETE, Antony received a Honorary Degree Doctor of Education from the University of the West of England. Moreover, his expeditions have also been endorsed by the Royal Geographic Society.
Today, besides exploration, Antony works as a public speaker and is the CEO of ETE. He is currently planning and preparing for his next adventure: an expedition to the South Pole through which he aims to highlight the need for healthy and sustainable eating. Through his work, Antony continues to inspire, educate, and strive to be remembered as an educator rather than as an explorer.