Edward Shaw has travelled widely as a naturalist and guide. For the past 18 years, Edward has lived in northwestern Patagonia initially working as a teacher and subsequently working in community projects. This remarkable region of South America is home to many incredible geologic features — fiords, glaciers, volcanos, and lake basins long ago excavated by ice-streams — unique flora and fauna, as well as the archaeological remains of pre-Columbian civilizations dating back to at least the 13th millennium BCE. He is deeply committed to the principles behind sustainable development and currently works for a local foundation.
His love for Antarctica goes back to childhood and it was around that time that the dream to go there some day was born. In 1976 he travelled there for the first time and counts himself so privileged to be returning yet again to that marvelous and fascinating part of the planet. He regularly speaks to students and adults alike about Shackleton's failed expedition of 1914-16, drawing from Shackleton's experience not just historical and geographical lessons, but also the leadership skills that can be learned and applied today.
His trips to Antarctica with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic number among Edward's most cherished memories, and he loves nothing more than sharing the unique wonders of this place with guests. Edward is happily married to Audrey and the father of five children.