Anton Wright

Adventurer | Coach | Educator

I'm proud to have crossed the Atlantic by sail, and the Irish Sea by oar, and I constantly strive to plan original experiences. Alongside Mark de Rond I hold a Guinness World Record for the "First row of the navigable length of the Amazon River".

Beaten men walk beaten paths. Let's find new ones, together.

 

Anton

"Anton isn’t like anyone else on the show. Anton isn’t like anyone at all."
The Guardian
19 July 2016

My showreel

Things I do

Speaking

Anton speaking at CJBS

Drawing on many years of experience in coaching high performance teams including the rowers of Clare College, Cambridge—to bring out the very best in your team.

Breaking boundaries

Anton on the Amazon River

Driven by a restless desire to keep testing limits, Anton is always seeking to plan new challenges for himself and others, collaborating with a community of like-minded adventurers and social entrepreneurs.

Social enterprise

Anton coaching the boys for the Parkside Challenge

Projects to inspire the young to do extraordinary things, to test their own limits and challenge their own expectations of life's limitations.

Public engagement

Anton Wright

Always entertaining and endlessly optimistic, Anton performs public engagements that range from corporate to the downright surreal.

Presenting

Anton at Cambridge TV

Anton has a growing portfolio of broadcast credits from studio based shows, scripted pieces to camera and live-hosted events. His lively, enthusiastic character and unconventional look make him a captivating host.

Mentoring

Anton, mentoring

With many years of teaching and coaching experience, Anton can motivate and invigorate you and your team using interactive resources, supported by tales of his many successes and failures.

Things I've done

2016: Channel 4's Eden

Anton in Eden

During 2016, Anton participated in the groundbreaking, year-long, Channel 4 reality TV show and social experiment, Eden.

He was described by the Guardian as "Eden's stand-out character".

2016: Vikingarännet

Ice skating the Viking Run

Vikingarännet is an 80km ice skating race that takes place on the frozen lake Mälaren, between Uppsala and Stockholm along an old Viking route. I was proud to finish 281 out of 1043 with a time of 04:47.

2015: Parkside Challenge

Anton coaching the boys for the Parkside Challenge

Anton founded the Parkside Challenge, providing a life changing adventure experience for a group of school children—a project to inspire the young to do something extraordinary: Refurbishing the Amazon boat, and rowing the river Thames.

2013: Rowing the entire navigable Amazon River

Anton, rowing the Amazon

Anton and Mark de Rond received a Guinness World Record for being the first to row the entire navigable length of the Amazon, unsupported.

The story of the row unfolded at rowtheamazon.com

2012: Great River Amazon Raft Race

Great Amazon River Rafting Race

This 180 km Guinness World Record race is the longest raft race on Earth. The Clare College team achieved 3rd place, narrowly missing out on 2nd after paddling 5km too far down the Amazon.

2009: Crossing the Atlantic by sail

Sailing the Atlantic

This was my first time sailing — I successfully crossed the Atlantic as part of a three-man crew. We took a short pit stop in Cape Verde after being de-masted three days out of La Gomera.

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