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Neville Shulman At The Cotopaxi Hut, Ecuador (2004)

Neville Shulman, CBE is a British explorer, author and one of Sir Ridley Scott's consultants and advisers. Notably working on the 2005 motion picture Kingdom of Heaven and Gladiator [1].

Neville Shulman is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Fellow of the Explorers Club, member of the Scientific Exploration Society and of the Bhutan Society. He is Director of the British International Theatre Institute, Vice Chair of the UK-UNESCO Culture Committee, Vice-President of the Drama Centre, an editor of the Contemporary Theatre Review, 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 a Vice-President of the NCH (National Children's Home). He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) and was then made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Queen Elizabeth II.

Neville Shulman has travelled extensively throughout the world, including lndia, China, Outer Mongolia, Tibet, Russia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Israel, Egypt, Jordan and Libya. In 1989, he travelled to the Arctic and the North Pole in an expedition organized through the Tate Gallery. To raise funds for the Red Cross, in 1996/97 he embarked on an expedition to Antarctica and the South Pole. Every year he undertakes one or two expeditions and explorations to raise funds for a number of charities. In 2002/2003 he climbed extensively in the Himalayas, travelling through Tibet and subsequently trekked along the Yangtse River in Southern China.There he was a member of the last expedition team permitted to climb The Three Gorges before the government organised flooding of them took place. This time he was raising funds for Cancer Research, the Children's Charity NCH and several other charities. In 2004 and 2006 he undertook further charitable expeditions to Ecuador (twice), travelling through its Galapagos Islands, mountaineering on its high mountains, particularly climbing the two highest, Chimborazo and Cotopaxi, as well as then travelling within the river systems of the Ecuadorian and Colombian jungles and rainforests.

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 Studios, and has many involvements in the theatre, film and entertainment industries. He is an author, journalist and lecturer on philosophy, mountaineering and exploration.

Shulman has many ties with the film and theatre industry including been a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Chairmen of Theatre Forum, Director of the British International Theatre Institute and Vice-President of the Drama Centre.

Shulman is the author of many books, both fact and fiction his most well known being Some Like It Cold which is an autobiographical account concerning his 1996/97 expeditions to the North Pole and South Pole. His most recent book Climbing the Equator, Running the Jungle is also autobiographical and details his 2004 expedition to Ecuador.


Shulman has travelled to many countries all over the world for many purposes, the main ones been exploration and climbing [2]. Countries include:

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