George started his career in finance before leaving to follow his passion into the outdoors. He is now a world record breaking explorer, endurance athlete and speaker.
To date, he has covered almost 2,000 miles on foot in the polar regions, spending more than 26,000 hours in isolation. If you believe Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule, that makes him a master of remote, hostile environments.
At the age of 19 George completed the world’s longest fully unsupported polar journey, 1374 miles on foot. A feat described by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the world’s greatest living explorer, as “genuinely groundbreaking”. Since then, George’s expeditions have included the archipelago of Antarctica, cycling across Europe, climbing unnamed peaks, driving North West Africa and sailing the Southern, Atlantic and Pacific oceans. George has guided over 350 people of all ages in the Amazon rain forest, the Indian subcontinent, Greenland Icecap and Svalbard.
George’s next project demands a return to sub zero 40°C temperatures for The Dark Ice Project. A pivotal barometer to the health of our planet, more is known about the surface of the moon than the Arctic Ocean in winter. Decisions affecting our planet’s future rely on new data collected first hand by George and his team while surviving in a sunless, Arctic winter.
He holds a Bachelor Degree from Edinburgh University.