Ben Saunders

Motivational speaker, Award Winner

1977 –


Who is 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.

Saunders has skied more than 3,000 miles on polar expeditions since 2001. He holds the record for the longest human-powered polar journey in history and for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton.

"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."


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Aug 5, 1977
Also known as
  • Бен Сандерс
  • Сондерс, Бен
  • United Kingdom
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

on July 23, 2013