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Media Release July 2018

Updated: May 20, 2019

In July, the international Adventurers and Explorers Guild (AEG) designated expedition leader, writer, and adventurer Steve Whitfield as a Master Fellow. Master Fellowship is the highest recognition bestowed by the Guild, and Mr Whitfield is the first Australian to receive this designation.

Mr Whitfield is an experienced adventurer, expedition planner and expedition leader who began as a soldier in the Australian Army where he deployed on operations to East Timor (03), Iraq (05) and Timor Leste (06) as well as training in Hawaii, Malaysia and Thailand. In 2006 he completed his first of many foot expeditions in Arctic Lapland followed by a desert tread through the Sinai in 2007. A licensed skydiver, dive master and climbing instructor Mr Whitfield’s expeditions have taken him through 83 countries so far.

Mr Whitfield commenced studies in paramedicine in 2011 and in 2015 he founded a not for profit project that successfully deployed multiple medical teams into remote areas of the Himalayas to provide primary health care to remote communities.

Mr Whitfield is a published adventure author of numerous adventure related articles and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, an Associate Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and a Fellow candidate for the Wilderness Medical Society.

An avid adventurer, climber, surfer and diver, Mr Whitfield is a earnest nominee for Master Fellowship.






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