Monty Halls is a travel writer, explorer,
biologist, television presenter and public speaker whose career has spanned two decades and virtually every environment on Earth. Monty graduated from the University of Plymouth with a First Class BSc (hons) degree and served in the Royal Marines as an officer, where among other places, he worked in the Arctic and trained Nelson Mandela’s repatriated guerrilla army in South Africa.
On the back of his exploits as a team
leader and explorer, including three
circumnavigations of the world seeking
out the greatest encounters in the oceans, Monty was chosen to take part in Channel 4’s ‘Superhuman’ show in which he was pitted against elite performers in a year-long scientific examination. After winning the show, television work beckoned and he has
now presented programmes for the BBC, the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Channel 5. Perhaps the most notable have been ‘Great Ocean Adventures’ and ‘Monty Halls’ Great Escape’.
Monty has written a number of books,
including ‘Beachcomber Cottage’, and ‘Monty Halls’ Great Irish Escape’, the latter of which accompanies his forthcoming television series of the same name for 2011, and describes his
experiences working with the Irish Whale and Dolphin Conservation Group. He also finds time to support a number of other charities, including the Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Society, Help for Heroes and The Royal
Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
Monty was made an Honorary Doctor of
Science in 2010.