In addition to being part of two man kayaking expeditions around Svalbard, and parachute assisted crossings of the Greenland Ice Cap, Mark has personally led four major research expeditions to the High Arctic, totalling more than two years living in small tents, leading groups and assembling teams to operate in an environment where human beings are not top of the food chain. All of the journeys either have a scientific or historical significance; research has been undertaken in collaboration with some of the leading research institutions, such as the Norsk Polar Institute, Scott Polar Research Institute, Tromso and Trondheim Universities, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Historical journeys have been undertaken in the North West Passage of Canada, where Mark led an expedition that retraced the steps of the first overland journey undertaken in 1822 by the British Navy in the Arctic, covered by BBC Radio and acting as the forerunner for the travel technique of man-hauling.

This extensive research, risk management, logistical experience and detailed knowledge of historical exploration of the Arctic region, combined with Mark’s strong communication skills as a speaker make him the ideal guide for private expeditions, or lecturer on Arctic cruises to Svalbard and the North West Passage.


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