Children coasteering around Sharp Island in Hong Kong, one of the activities offered by A Team EdVentures. Photo: A Team EdVentures

Getting urban youngsters out of their comfort zone and into nature is this man’s work

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Children coasteering around Sharp Island in Hong Kong, one of the activities offered by A Team EdVentures. Photo: A Team EdVentures
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Pavel Toropov

Pavel Toropov

Involved in competitive sport since the age of four, after completing a PhD in Ecology, Pavel worked in Colombia, Brazil, the UAE, South Korea and China. His love of outdoors sees him setting courses for ultra-marathons in Bhutan, powder skiing in Japan and guiding tourists to both the North and South Poles. He also crossed South America by bicycle, pedalling over 12,000 kilometres, alone. A former competitive distance runner, Pavel speaks English, Chinese, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese and French and supports AFC Wimbledon, his local football club.