Monday, October 17, 2016

Niall McCann Royal Geographical Society Explorer

Biologist and Royal Geographic Society Explorer Niall McCaan, along with his amazing team just won the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival Award for Best Endangered Species Category for their episode of Biggest and Baddest which featured the Mountain Gorilla. If you live in the New York Area, you can catch the screening on October 18th and 20th, 2016, which will feature both the Mountain Gorillas and Tree Lions documentaries. Congratulations Niall!!!

...Rolex Coolness...

Niall McCann
Royal Geographical Society Explorer

The Biggest and Baddest

This is a fascinating story about a modern day Royal Geographical Society Explorer who has his own TV show named Biggest and Baddest, which airs on the Animal Planet/Discovery International channel.

Below is a special video which tells the story of how Niall's grandfather, Patrick Baird, an arctic explorer received a special Rolex in 1953 to commemorate an expedition he oversaw, which climbed Mt. Asgard in the Baffin Island in Canada. His grandfather, Patrick Baird was awarded the prestigious British Royal Geographical Society "Founders Medal" for Exploration in 1952.

Patrick Baird's 1953 Rolex Oyster Perpetual is pictured below and it appears to be very similar to the Rolex Sir Edmund Hillary wore when and Tenzing Norgay were the first to conquer Mt. Everest in 1953.

Niall McCann is a Canadian born- British schooled Biologist whose personal adventures include crossing the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat in 63 days, crossing Greenland's Polar Icecap and helping to create wildlife conservation areas in the jungles of Central and South America.  He's also in the Royal Geographical Society.

Be sure to check out all the fascinating videos and you can learn much more about Naill McCann on his website.