As an explorer, Pen Hadow has pushed back the boundaries of what is known. His iconic solo trek from Canada to the North Pole in 2003 has never been repeated, and his leadership of scientific exploration on the Arctic Ocean is without equal.
Pen’s mission now is to protect the wildlife of the North Pole’s international waters. He believes exploration of the natural world has never been more relevant in human history, with the continued existence of our species now dependent on improving our understanding and management of the natural world. Pen continues to lead an influential non-governmental scientific and public engagement programme, Arctic Mission – an annual expedition programme in support of the international advocacy work of the 90ºNorth Unit.