The human being’s desire to explore has taken him to the most remote places on the planet, conquering the geographical poles, opening new routes in the oceans, or discovering new territories. This impetus is still alive today in exceptional people like Antonio de la Rosa. An adventurer and tireless explorer, he has undertaken some of the most extreme navigations and solo expeditions by land or sea. He always uses clean, autonomous means of locomotion, powered simply by the strength of his body (rowing boats, skis, bicycles…) and with a sustainable and energy-neutral approach.
Antonio has travelled halfway around the world and has had the opportunity to see first-hand some of the most pressing environmental problems, such as the plastic islands in the ocean. He is a convinced ambassador for the protection of the seas and the planet.
Duration: 90 minutes
The lectures have a dynamic format and include a lecture, an interview and a question and answer session with the audience.
Born in Íscar, a small town in Valladolid, Madrid-born by adoption and Serrano at heart. His intrepid spirit makes him, at the age of 19, the youngest firefighter in the Community of Madrid. Restless from birth, at the age of 13 he is already an expert in canoeing, swimming and rugby. At 23, he became the Spanish Quadrathlon Champion, which led him to become, a few years later, a world reference in adventure raids, where he became Captain of the emblematic Red Bull raid team for 8 years, during which he achieved dozens of victories all over the world. His entrepreneurial side also led him to create Meridianoraid, his own multi-adventure company, which has been a benchmark in the Spanish outdoor world for 15 years.
At the age of 40, he decided to take advantage of the experience he had inherited from adventure raids to take on a series of extreme adventure challenges on his own.
Antonio de la Rosa has achieved a series of epic expeditions to date. In all of them he has required the experience acquired over the years, due to the level of complexity of each one, both on land and at sea, which has made him an international reference in terms of expeditions and adventures, both for his personality and his impressive feats.
Graduate in Audiovisual Communication (2001) from the University of Salamanca. From 2016 to 2018, he was director and presenter of Los Desayunos de TVE. He was deputy director of TVE news, director of Canal 24 horas, director of the news website www.rtve.es and director of the social media team of TVE news. He is currently in charge of Zoom Net, TVE’s technology and digital culture programme.