Champions (UK) plc are delighted to confirm the signing of world-class polar explorer and motivational speaker Pen Hadow, the only Briton to have trekked to both the North and South Poles without resupply.
One of the foremost explorers and guides in the world, Pen rose to fame in 2003 by becoming the first person to trek solo, without resupply by third parties, from Canada to the North Geographic Pole – a journey which spanned 480miles/770km across the Arctic Ocean’s disintegrating sea ice and involved 75 days alone on the Arctic Ocean, one of the world’s most extreme environments.
This feat, which has never been repeated, involved dragging a 120kg/265lb sledge containing the supplies and equipment necessary to finish the journey, not to mention swimming through the perilous sub-zero waters of the Arctic Ocean, all whilst over 1,600 km and up to 10 days from help.
Just a year later Pen partnered with ex-French Foreign Legionnaire and international business leader, Simon Murray, for a trek to the South Geographic Pole by a new route, which raised nearly half a million dollars for the Royal Geographical Society and confirmed Pen’s status as one of the world’s bravest and most accomplished explorers.
In 2009 he formed Geo Mission, the pioneering environmental sponsorship organisation, which delivered the multi-award winning series of Catlin Arctic Surveys (2009-2011) investigating the rates, causes and global impacts of the fast-disappearing Arctic sea ice.
Thanks to his record-breaking exploits, environmental research, and charming personality, Pen is now in considerable demand worldwide as an inspirational and motivational speaker, delivering memorable, thought-provoking and engaging talks on themes including human performance, leadership and environmental responsibility.
He is also frequently called upon by media outlets to provide an expert opinion on a variety of topics including global climate change, environmental responsibility, and the industrialization of the Arctic.
Champions (UK) plc are excited to link up with Pen Hadow, one of the greatest polar explorers in the world, and are looking forward to a fruitful and prosperous partnership together.