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An Impressive List of Polar People

Kaspersky Commonwealth Antarctica Expedition (Photo: Robert Hollingworth)

The list of experienced polar explorers/adventurers/expeditioners who were kind enough to contribute advice or stories to my book really makes me smile to read through.

These people feature in the North and South Pole chapters:

Pen Hadow – The first Briton to reach the North Pole solo and unassisted from Canada

Jim McNeil – Jim is a polar explorer with 26 years’ experience of Arctic travel

Matty McNair – Who runs North Winds polar expeditions and training company on Baffin Island and has been to both poles

Charlie Paton – The first Scotsman to walk unsupported to the North Pole

Conrad Dickinson – Who has walked unsupported to the North Pole, South Pole and across the Greenland icecap

Erling Kagge – Half of the first team to walk unsupported to the North Pole

Ann Daniels – Joint first woman to reach the North and South Poles as part of all women teams

Børge Ousland – Who has skied to the North Pole four times including solo, winter and traverse expeditions

Helen Turton – Helen has skied to the North Pole on Last Degree expeditions and to the South Pole as part of the Women’s Commonwealth Antarctic Expedition.

Sarah McNair – Who has completed full distance expeditions to both the North and South Pole.

Fiona Thornewill – Joint first British woman to ski to both Geographic poles

Alex Hibbert – Holds the record for the longest polar journey of all time.

Antony Jinman – Who skied from land to the North Pole in 2010 and founded Education Through Expeditions

Robert Swan – The first person to walk to the North and South Poles

Hannah McKeand – Who holds the record for the fastest solo woman to the South Pole

Mike Thornewill – Mike has completed coastal expeditions to both the South and North Poles

Felicity Aston – Leader of the Women’s Commonwealth Antarctic expedition and the first woman to traverse Antarctica solo

How to Get to the North Pole:

and Other Iconic Adventures

Newly published for April 2012

How To Get To The North Pole

About the Author

Tim Moss has supported over 100 expeditions across all seven continents. He has climbed new mountains, crossed a desert and recently cycled 13,000 miles around the world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society London and a Guinness World Record Holder. He aims to encourage more people to live adventurously. Read more...

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