Dinner with Pen Hadow, Britain’s highest profile Polar explorer, 14th January 2014
Fidelio Partners hosted a private Board dinner with Pen Hadow, Britain’s highest profile Polar explorer.
Pen Hadow is an internationally acclaimed polar explorer. In May 2003 he became the first and only person to trek successfully alone, and without re-supply by aircraft, from Canada to the North Geographic Pole. It had taken Pen 15 years and three attempts to fulfil this ambition.
This feat required an exceptional degree of skill, endurance and commitment. It was thought by some to be harder than making the first solo ascent of Everest without oxygen, and by others to have been impossible.
Continuing to push the boundaries of Polar exploration and research, Pen then led the high-profile and gruelling Catlin Arctic Survey. Five years in the making, this was a three-month pioneering scientific expedition to help scientists determine the future of the Arctic Ocean’s sea ice.