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Polar Explorer • Endurance Athlete • Motivational Speaker

Ben Saunders is one of the world’s leading polar explorers, and a record-breaking long-distance skier who has covered more than 6,000km (3,700 miles) on foot in the Polar Regions since 2001. His accomplishments include leading The Scott Expedition, the longest human-powered polar journey in history, and the first completion of the expedition that defeated Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton, a 105-day round-trip from Ross Island on the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

‘A Cloudy Day…’

‘…is no match for a sunny disposition.’ At least I think that’s how that saying goes. And my ...

16/12/2017

I Didn’t Sign up for This!

I’m beginning to think yesterday’s glorious flat sections were either an early, one-off Christmas gift from Antarctica, or ...

15/12/2017

Guest Post: British Exploring Society

Ben is often asked the questions ‘How did you become a Polar Explorer?’ and ‘Why?’ His answer always ...

14/12/2017

Hello 87!

I’ll get the ‘s’ word out of the way first. There was plenty of sastrugi for the first ...

14/12/2017

A Discovery

Today was much the same as yesterday, except for a couple of hours this afternoon when the sastrugi ...

13/12/2017

Into Thinner Air

After relatively pleasant conditions yesterday, it was back to the familiar trial by sastrugi today, with a variety ...

12/12/2017