Ben Saunders


Ben Saunders is a British polar explorer, endurance athlete, and motivational speaker. He is best known for leading the first ever return journey to the South Pole on foot via Shackleton and Scott’s route in 2013-14, for skiing solo to the North Pole in 2004, and for blogging live from his expeditions. He is the third in history and the youngest by ten years to reach the North Pole alone and on foot.

“I am an explorer of limits – geographically, physically and mentally. It’s about pure human endeavour, and the way in which I can inspire others to explore their own personal potential.”

Ben is a Brand Ambassador for Land Rover and an acclaimed motivational speaker, described by TED as “A master storyteller”. He is represented internationally as a speaker by IMG and The London Speaker Bureau. He urges audiences to consider carefully how to spend the “tiny amount of time we each have on this planet.” Saunders is also a powerful advocate for the natural world. He’s seen first-hand the effects of climate change, and his expeditions are raising awareness for sustainable solutions.