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Alex Taylor

Polar Guide & Educator

Alex Taylor

Alex has participated in over 20 Students on Ice expeditions since 2007, in both the Arctic and Antarctic. More than 25 seasons south in Antarctica as a polar guide have afforded Alex the privilege of visiting many parts of the continent working in support of science projects for the British Antarctic Survey and in adventure tourism. He has also provided safety support for television and films down south. Most recently Alex has worked as a drone pilot on Signy Island conducting aerial penguin research and in 2017 worked on the Canada C3 expedition. Canmore, Alberta is Alex’s home base. He has been working seasonally in the Rocky Mountains for Parks Canada for over 30 years. His eclectic work life has always been focused on the wild outdoors and has included jobs as a helitack firefighter, wildlife technician, still photographer and videographer, to name a few. When not in the polar regions, Alex works as a human-wildlife conflict specialist for Parks Canada in Banff, Yoho and Kootenay National Parks.

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