Geoff Somers Polar Explorer
Geoff Somers is one of the Worlds most accomplished Polar travellers. He has completed several "Firsts" including in 1988 the then longest unsupported Arctic journey, traversing south to the north of the Greenland Ice Cap.
In 1990 the first and only traverse of the entire Antarctic Continent by its greatest axis - a seven month, near 4000 mile (6000 km) journey.
He guided the first commercial expedition to the North Magnetic Pole and in 1999 the first self supported commercial expedition skiing to the South Pole.
He has undertaken numerous other expeditions, both to the North and South Pole, through Malaysian jungles, and across the deserts of Australia.
Instructing in Outward Bound Centres around the world he has worked with youth and adults in challenging outdoor situations and trained other groups to successful completion of their own expeditions.
Geoff has given numerous presentations around the world, educational to schools and colleges, motivational and inspirational to businesses and societies sharing his life experiences. He was awarded the MBE for "Services to Polar Exploration and Education" and, the Polar Medal for his work in the Arctic and Antarctic.