© Jono Hawkins
Born in March 1996, I grew up in Greenwich, South East London. Despite the surroundings of the UK's largest city, I have been exposed to the 'great outdoors' sine a young age through family holidays to National Parks across the UK and abroad. After completing my International Baccalaureate at Dartford Grammar School in 2014, I moved to Bristol to start my Masters degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. At the same time, I joined the University of Bristol Expeditions society and haven't turned back since. The easily accessible Avon Gorge and the incredibly low-cost trips have meant that I've been allowed the fantastic opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the United Kingdom, the French Alps, the Pyrenees and the Dolomites in the space of just two years.
As the effect that humans are having the the earth's climate becomes increasingly noticeable from both my own experiences and scientific observation, I am now looking to put the analytical and engineering skills I have learnt through my degree to practical use to monitor and analyse change in extreme environments, so that they are preserved for future generations.
While it's probably fairly obvious I'm interested in rock-climbing and mountaineering, it's not possible to follow these pursuits all the time! In my spare time I enjoy cycling, photography and film-making. I take great pleasure in recording holidays and adventures either digitally or using my father's old Nikon 35mm film SLR.