"I am prepared to go anywhere, provided it be forward."
David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873)
Ben Saunders might stand on the shoulders of giants but his achievements easily place him in the pantheon of iconic modern explorers. He completed the longest polar expedition on foot in history (1795 miles), to the South Pole and back.
Cool’s tenacious spirit has driven him to scale Everest eleven times, ski down two 8000m mountains and complete the Olympic pledge (placing the 1924 Olympic Gold Medal on Everest summit).
An Internet Futurist, Ben Hammersley predicts the direction of the web for Wired magazine and presents documentaries on cybercrime for the BBC. He goes to show you don’t need to scale a mountain or hack through a jungle to be a modern day explorer.
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