Achievements & Awards


Only person solo, without resupply by third parties, from Canada to the North Geographic Pole

Only Briton, without resupply by third parties, to the North & South Geographic Poles from their respective continental coasts

Founder and leader, Catlin Arctic Survey (2007-2013)

First person ever to run Harrow School’s now premier calendar event – ‘Long Ducker’


Honorary Doctorate of Laws (University of Exeter)

Honorary Doctorate of Science (University of Plymouth)

Honorary Vice-President, Royal Scottish Geographical Society

Honorary Vice-President, Scientific Exploration Society

Honorary Fellow, Royal Scottish Geographical Society

Patron, British Exploring Society

Best Global Adventure, 2003 (La Marca)

Top 100 Newspaper Front Pages (British Library)

Hero of the Environment (TIME magazine, 2009)

World Technology Award – Environment (2009)

Paul Morrison Guide Award Nomination (2006)

Best Innovation Worldwide Nomination – Self-Supervised Safety (Energy Institute, 2004)

Honorary Freeman – West Devon Borough Council (2003)



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