Posted on 20/07/2012
BSc Biology & Geography, 1990 RHBNC and Honorary Fellow
Jason is the first person to circumnavigate the globe using only human power. He crossed oceans in a pedal boat and traversed land by cycling or skating. He set off in 1994 from the Greenwich Meridian and after travelling 4,833 days and 46,505 miles across five continents, two oceans and two seas he re-crossed the meridian line completing the project. In that time he visited 863 schools in a variety of environmental and cultural exchange programmes in conjunction with UNESCOs Associated Schools Programme Network, and raised $83,000 for small-scale charitable causes.