Mark Wood is an established Polar Explorer based in the UK; in January 2012 he became one of only 8 people in history to Ski Solo and Unsupported to South Pole – an incredible feat testing him to the very edge of physical and mental endurance. Mark also films documentaries and has worked with the BBC as guide.
Mark has raced dog teams in Alaska, completed a solo expedition to both the North and South poles in 2011/2012 and during the past ten years has covered thousands of miles of Polar Ice. Mark also works in the Himalayas leading Mountain expeditions. Mark has a passion for the environment and the sharing his adventures through Educational Programs and his work with his Sponsors Skype.
Mark shares his knowledge and experiences in ‘Preparation for working in hostile and dangerous areas’ and engages his audiences with his sharing of his of journeys in ‘Overcoming Diversity - The Solo Journey’ where Mark describes his back to back six month Solo trek in the most unimaginable of environments in Antarctica and the Arctic ocean with no outside support.
Mark’s inspiring adventures identify how he has maximised his own human potential and through an understanding of expedition leadership he aims to gain the best from others under pressure.
Mark visits schools and describes his adventures, making Geography and History to come to life, these talks are very flexible to suit Key Stages and the Curriculum. Mark utilises Skype and Ipadio to share his knowledge from the very far reaches of the planet direct to the classroom – current projects include My Life in a Freezer and The Global Schools Program.
To arrange for Mark to speak at your event please use the contact page.