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.

A wonderful example of determination and true British grit.
— HRH The Prince of Wales
One of the Top 20 Great British Explorers of all time.
— Telegraph
Her energy, belief and determination is inspiring. She is living proof that humans really can reach new peaks.
— The Times
An outstanding presentation... touched the whole audience... the delivery made us believe we can achieve anything we set our minds to.
— Natwest
A magnificent speaker... a wonderful example of what can be achieved with precise planning, determination and a will to succeed.
— Vodafone
The best speaker we’ve had in ten years...
— Disney Corporation
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