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Co-Founder & Business Development Director

Jimmy Carroll

Jimmy’s passion for travel and adventure started at a young age and has seen him lead multiple expeditions around the world and for his latest challenge Jimmy will be rowing the Atlantic as part of a four man team in December 2020. Jimmy served for eight years as a Captain in a British Army reconnaissance regiment, with tours to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. On leaving the army he was appointed expedition manager for Xtreme Everest 2, the largest ever medical-research expedition conducted on Mount Everest. Prior to co-founding PELORUS, Jimmy worked as head of marketing and communications for Winch Design, a world-leader in superyachts, private aviation and architecture and as the global tour manager for Manchester United Football Club. Jimmy is a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, a mountain leader, yacht skipper and advanced diver with a passion for adventure.

Co-founder climbing Kazakhstan Eagle Jimmy Carroll
Diving co-founder Jimmy Carroll Jimmy Solomon Islands

Number one unforgettable travel experience?

Crossing the Darien Gap in Central America on a trip full of unknown adventures. The Darien is a notorious stretch of jungle between Panama and Columbia and the one segment stopping the great Pan-American highway. The incredible mountainous rainforest is home to two national parks and plentiful species of animals. The biggest challenge faced was coming face to face with the notorious FARC insurgency who also made the Darien their home.

 

Top of your travel bucket list?

Antarctica is the only continent I have not had the pleasure of visiting and the harsh environment is one which intrigues me hugely. From diving under the ice shelf and viewing whales and seals to the incredible colonies of penguins making their home on the ice. Working with scientists and researchers to uncover more of the wonders of this frozen planet is high up on the agenda.

 

Who is your ultimate travel partner?

Sir David Attenborough who was has been at the forefront of documenting our incredible world. His tireless work has shown us the beauties that we can take our clients to and also shown us how fragile the earth is and how we need to protect her. He would be the ultimate travel companion in increasing our awareness and knowledge of biodiversity loss and climate change which are the twin problems that threaten our planet. Our work at Pelorus and with the Pelorus Foundation aim to fundamentally change how people travel and the impact they have on our planet.