Neville Shulman

Neville Shulman CBE

British Mountaineer, Explorer & Author


Neville Shulman CBE is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Fellow of the Explorers Club, member of the Scientific Exploration Society and the Bhutan Society. He is Director of the International Institute of Dance and Theatre, Chairman of the Theatre Forum. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a member of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths. He is Involved with numerous charitable organisations, and is an Ambassador of Action for Children.

Neville Shulman is an explorer, mountaineer, and writes about his expeditions in books, journals and newspapers and also lectures on his exploits. He has travelled extensively including lndia, China, Outer Mongolia, Tibet, Russia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Myanmar, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iceland.

In 1989, he travelled to the Arctic and the North Pole in an expedition organized through the Tate Gallery. Subsequently to raise funds for the Red Cross and other charities in 1996/97 he travelled in an expedition to Antarctica and the South Pole. These polar adventures are detailed in his book, Some Like It Cold.  Other books include Zen In The Art Of Climbing Mountains, Zen Explorations In Remotest New Guinea. 

Every year he undertakes one or two expeditions and explorations to raise funds for a number of charities. He was a member of the last expedition team permitted to climb down through The Three Gorges  in China before the government organised flooding took place. This time he was raising funds for Cancer Research and several other charities. Through his exploration and charitable activities he was first awarded the OBE and several years later the CBE.  He has received several other Awards.

He is a collector of modern and contemporary art, a Patron of New Art, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, a Director of Shepperton Film Studio and has many involvements in theatre, film and the entertainment industries. He is an author, journalist and lecturer on philosophy, mountaineering and exploration.

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