Anton Wright

Content Creator, Adventurer, coach and speaker

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

"Bullshit-free Northerner"
19 July 2016

My showreel

Things I do

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.

Anton on the Amazon River

Breaking boundaries

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.

Anton coaching the boys for the Parkside Challenge

Social enterprise

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

Anton Wright

Public engagement

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

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.

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

Anton in Eden

2016: Channel 4's 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".

Ice skating the Viking Run

2016: Vikingarännet

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.

Anton coaching the boys for the Parkside Challenge

2015: 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.

Anton, rowing the Amazon

2013: Rowing the entire navigable Amazon River

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

Great Amazon River Rafting Race

2012: Great River Amazon Raft 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.

Sailing the Atlantic

2009: Crossing the Atlantic by sail

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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