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Christophe Chinas

About Christophe Chinas

French Linguist & Guide

Biography

A nature lover, Christophe never tires of experiencing its humbling majesty and learning about its infinite wonders. For him, being active and engaged, taking great care of his relationship with fellow world citizens and our invaluable environment, is the best part of being in nature.

After growing up in Paris and graduating from Sorbonne University with a degree in science of education, Christophe spent several years working as a youth leader and social worker in France and Spain. He then shifted his focus to working with his hands and became a master carpenter, specializing in green buildings. He toured the world to discover many sustainable and traditional building techniques, practising his trade in throughout France and Ontario, Canada, for 3 years. He now owns and runs a company that specializes in building and renovating custom homes in the south of France, and is also the co-creator and president of an association of local companies specializing in green construction.

In his spare time, Christophe likes to go on adventures, such as cycling the Altiplano from Peru to Argentina, trekking the GR20 in Corsica, and freediving around the Revillagigedo Islands in Mexico on a scientific expedition to study hammer sharks.

Honored and excited to be a member of the Quark Expeditions team, Christophe will help you have the best experience possible in the Polar Regions.

Petit nouveau chez Quark Expeditions, Christophe se sent honoré de faire partie d’une telle équipe!

Nous arrivant de Paris, il termina ses études à la Sorbonne, en Science de l’Éducation. Il travailla lors de ses années étudiantes en tant que travailleur social avec des jeunes en difficulté, en France ainsi qu’en Espagne.

Il changea de cap professionnel afin de devenir Maître charpentier, se spécialisant en écoconstruction d’habitations.

Il voyage abondamment afin de partager ses connaissances, ayant ouvré depuis trois ans sur des projets d’écoconstruction en France ainsi qu’au Canada. Il est également Co-fondateur d’une association d’entreprises se spécialisant dans ce domaine.

Pendant son temps libre, il aime partir pour des aventures aussi stimulantes que variées, parmi elles, du trekking sur le GR20 en Corse, du cyclotourisme en Amérique du Sud ou bien encore des participations à des projets de recherches scientifique.

Christophe a rejoint Quark en Antarctique en 2018 et il s’apprête à faire sa première saison en Arctique!