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Ben Saunders

World Record-Breaking Polar Explorer

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Ben Saunders has accomplished some of the world's most impressive polar expeditions. He is the youngest person to ski solo to the North Pole and holds the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton. He holds the record for the longest human-powered polar journey in history and is the third in history and the youngest by 10 years to reach the North Pole alone and on foot. Since 2001, he has skied more than 3,730 miles in the Polar Regions. A powerful advocate for the natural world, Saunders has seen first-hand the effects of climate change, and his expeditions are raising awareness for sustainable solutions. He has also climbed in the Nepalese Himalayas, worked as an instructor at the John Ridgway School of Adventure, raced bikes at a national level, and run seven marathons and three ultra-marathons.

While not pulling a sled, Ben publishes Avant magazine and has contributed articles on his journeys to a number of publications. He was featured in the 2016 New York Times best-seller TED Talks: The Official Guide to Public Speaking. In the book Ben is described as a "powerful storyteller" with a penchant for surprising audiences.

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