About Me 有關我

Wilson (Wai-Yin) Cheung is a Fellow of Royal Geographical Society (RGS), Member of The Explorers Club and Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Humanities & Social Sciences Expert Group. After graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2010, he has been working as a polar expedition and Mountain & Ski Safety consultant. He is also working as adviser and coordinator for international scientific researchers and visitors in extreme remoteness areas, including Antarctic continent and the Peninsula, Greenland, Kamchatka, Alaska, Norway, Iceland, Canada, the Arctic and the Alps. If you ask what his dream destination is, he will say –  “Space.” Wilson has been taking action toward his dream and actively equipped himself into a variety of skill sets such as Wilderness Medicine (WMA), Private Pilot License (EASA) and Solo Skydiving (UPSU).

During his master course of Polar and Marine Science (POMOR) at St. Petersburg State University, he was interested in Earth’s Glacier Ice Mass as well as other planets in our solar system. Currently, he is joining the Working Group on the Randolph Glacier Inventory (RGI) on understanding and monitoring the regional glacier distribution around the Altai Mountains where there is a robust potential analogy with Martian polar ice caps.

Besides the Scientific works, Cultural Studies is one of his many strengths. Wilson has a Master of Art in Transcultural European Outdoor Studies in Europe. He keeps on learning the cultural difference of landscape and environment interpretation, especially in the polar region. Recently, he has just published a paper of “The growth of Chinese tourism to Antarctica: a profile of their connectedness to nature, motivations, and perceptions” in 2019. He hopes this paper will arouse the public attention to the tourism impacts on polar regions. Now, he is working on a book project on “Asian mobilities of consumption in Arctic destinations”.

On the other hand, Wilson has pledged to raise public awareness of our earth, as well as the solar system. He participates in all level of school talks annually and encourages the younger generations to have an in-depth understanding of the relationship between humankind and mother nature. Moreover, Wilson has led a number of science education programs for youth in the polar region. He believes these programs can cultivate our next generation to undergo scientific exploration further.

 

張偉賢(Wilson),是英國皇家地理學會(RGS)會員和美國探索者俱樂部(The Explorers Club)成員,以其在極地地區探險的專業知識而聞名。他熱愛南極和北極,每年於極地逗留超過5個月,極地成為他生命中重要的一部分,甚至戲稱南極洲為自己第二個「家」。他甚至曾與東格陵蘭的當地獵人一起生活,並學習他們的生活方式。亦因如此,張偉賢在工作的同時盡最大努力保護極地,在港澳台等地通過講座喚起大眾對極地保護的認知。

張偉賢生於繁華忙碌的香港,這個城市男孩卻沉迷於探索大自然,憑藉堅定的信念和不懈的努力,自2011年起,他成為首個華人極地探險專家。多年來在極地和荒野探險行業工作累計超過700個工作日,服務來自世界各地的探險科研團隊及遊客。

張偉賢亦是一位經驗豐富的旅行家和傑出的高山遠征領袖,他曾通過商業贊助到訪80多個國家,並在五大洲攀登多個高峰,例如南極最高峰文生峰(4892米)、南美最高峰阿空加瓜峰(6962米)、北美最高峰德納利峰(6190米)。他計劃成為第一個攀登歐洲所有4000米高峰的華人。

在帶領戶外活動時,張偉賢致力推廣「尊重自然,愛護環境」的原則,鼓勵通過「可持續的方式」與大自然互動。

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Alumnus Wilson Cheung – Hong Kong Baptist University

Intrepid expedition leader Wilson Cheung makes the world

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4 responses to “About Me 有關我

  1. Hi Wilson,

    I am deeply impressed by your adventure and your heart of willing to explore and your passion of life. I’d love to see more of your sharing through this blog.

    cheers,
    Peter

  2. fantastic, inspirational, exciting

    love the title

    love the content

    cant wait to melt into your words and imagery

  3. Glad to meet you and enjoy the trip with you and your teammates. It’s my first cruise trip and hardly to forget you all. Every moment is a story for me.

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