We have been delighted to welcome world record-holding polar traveller Alex Hibbert as our guest speaker at Speech Day on Friday 6 July.

An engaging and motivational public speaker, Alex certainly had plenty of fascinating material to draw upon.  Described as ‘ground-breaking’ by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Alex has skied further on an unsupported Arctic journey than anyone in history.

His incredible journeys have included an Arctic ‘Long Haul’ return crossing, a high-speed icecap crossing (330 miles in less than 12 days), an on-going Dark Ice Project (North Pole in winter) and nearly half a year living with the Polar Eskimos.

Alex is a British Polar explorer, wildlife photographer, author and speaker.  Educated at Canford School and St Hugh’s College, Oxford, Alex was actively involved in the University’s Exploration Club and the Oxford Union, as well as rowing for both his College and the University.   Following graduation in 2007, he embarked on 12 months’ training with the Royal Marines but injury forced him to withdraw.  Undaunted, in 2008 at the age of 22, he broke the world record, along with teammate George Bullard, for the longest unsupported polar journey in history.

“In July 2008, Alex completed his 1374-mile, 113-day ‘Long Haul’ return crossing of a new ice sheet route along with team-mate George Bullard. They received no resupplies or physical support and completed the final week on almost no food.”

The author of four books, Alex has appeared on primetime TV and written guest columns for The Daily Telegraph. His photographic collection has been published in every corner of the globe and he has been a BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year finalist three times. His passion for the natural world lead to a degree in biology from Oxford University. Read more here: https://www.alexhibbert.com/