ANN DANIELS - Polar Explorer
Ann Daniels is a Guinness world record-holding polar explorer, accomplished guide and renowned international speaker. She is the first woman in history, along with expedition team-mate Caroline Hamilton, to reach the North and South Poles as part of all women teams.
Described by the Times as “living proof that humans really can reach new peaks”, Ann’s initial experience of the polar world was as a key member of a relay expedition to the North Pole in 1997. As a mother of triplets with zero knowledge about the outdoors, Ann was selected from hundreds of applicants to join the first team of this unique relay after spending nine months teaching herself everything from navigating with a compass in whiteout conditions to cooking on a stove the size of a grapefruit. On this first expedition, Ann was tasked with crossing the toughest sections of Arctic ice in the coldest weather that any of the five relay groups experienced.