EXPLORER | CONSERVATIONIST | OCEAN ADVOCATE
Ness Knight is an explorer, conservationist and ocean advocate who has completed a diverse collection of expeditions in extreme environments around the globe. Growing up in Africa she developed a strong bond with the rich culture as well as the wildlife around her and its fragile balance, which drives her determination to work with people, nature and conservation efforts today.
In April 2018 she successfully completed a world first ‘source to sea’ descent of the Essquibo River in Guyana, the third largest river in South America. The expedition redefined modern exploration as Ness’s team pulled together an international collaboration with the indigenous Wai Wai tribe to locate the river’s source, something that has never before been found or documented.
Last year she explored the Namib Desert solo, traversing through the inhospitable lands in the remotest Northern regions to better understand the extraordinary people and wildlife that survive and thrive in this remote corner of the world. A documentary of the expedition was filmed with Red Bull Media House who followed her journey from untouched, arid wilderness heading south into lion and elephant territory. Ness wild camped along the way sourcing water from natural waterholes, immersing herself in the discovery of an ancient landscape where the wildlife and tribes have adapted to an extreme environment.
In July 2018 she will embark on an expedition to circumnavigate Great Britain solo in an ocean rowing boat bringing together exploration, human endeavour and conservation. The expedition will film and explore marine conservation areas along the coastline and investigate the effects of plastic pollution on marine life and surrounding seas.
Ness’ passion is for storytelling, uncovering spectacular wildlife and cultures surviving and thriving in extraordinary locations around planet Earth.