Polar Explorers

This section centralises the names, nationalities and short bios of the polar explorers that have appeared on this website since it was launched in November 1997. Please bear in mind that this section is a work in progress

  • Hadow Pen

    Hadow Pen (United Kingdom)

    Pen Hadow, one of the world's leading explorer-guides, against seemingly impossible odds, has made it possible for people from all walks of life to make ground-breaking expeditions to the most remote points on planet Earth - the North and South Poles.

  • Hamilton Caroline

    Hamilton Caroline (United Kingdom)

    Caroline Hamilton is a recordbreaking polar explorer and a successful businesswoman. She shares her experiences and insights into human potential in speeches that are moving, humorous and inspirational.

  • Hartley Catharine

    Hartley Catharine (United Kingdom)

    Originally from Chichester, England but now living in London, Catharine has worked as a stage manager and location manager for theatre and then for the BBC. Catharine and Fiona Thornewill became the first women to walk (man hauling their supplies) to both the North and South Poles.

  • Hartley Martin

    Hartley Martin (United Kingdom)

    Martin Hartley is a photograph who specialises in documenting the most inaccessible parts of the planet. His sustained commitment to capture the beauty of unadulterated landscapes and remote communities has taken him to some of the most isolated and challenging locations in the world.

  • Hayes Adrian

    Hayes Adrian (Great Britain)

    Adrian Hayes is the Dubai-based British polar adventurer, mountaineer and environmentalist, who holds the record for reaching the "3 Poles" of the Earth (walking all the way to the North Pole, the South Pole and summiting Mt Everest) in the shortest period of time in history.

  • Hempleman-Adams David

    Hempleman-Adams David (United Kingdom)

    Born 1956 in Swindon, David Hemplemann-Adams is an English explorer. He is the first man in history to reach the Geographic and Magnetic North and South Poles as well as climb the highest peaks in all seven continents, a feat he christened the Adventurers' Grand Slam.

  • Heo Young ho

    Heo Young ho (Korea)

    Heo Young-Ho was born April 16th, 1954. He is a very famous climber, who has attempted and climbed many mountains. Heo Young-Ho has completed the Adventure Grand Slam consists of the South Pole, the North Pole and the Seven Summits.

  • Hillary Peter

    Hillary Peter (New Zealand)

    Peter Hillary was born in Auckland in 1954. He is the son of Sir Edmund and Lady Louise Hillary, is married and has four children. He is an adventure travel operator and guide specialising in the Himalayas and Antarctica.

  • Hilton-Barber Miles

    Hilton-Barber Miles (United Kingdom)

    Although blind for the past 20 years Miles Hilton-Barber has made a name for himself as an adventurer who raises thousands of pounds for charities. He has most recently completed an Around the World in 80 Ways project circumnavigating the entire world. Miles is a Motivational Development Manager for the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

  • Höbenreich Christoph

    Höbenreich Christoph (Austria)

    Since 1993, Austrian Christoph Höbenreich is involved in polar adventure and guiding. In 2005, he has led the famous expedition "Payer Weyprecht Memorial Expedition" to Franz Josef Land.

  • Horn Mike

    Horn Mike (South Africa)

    Mike Horn was born in Johannesburg in South Africa on the 16th of July 1966. After studying Human Movement Science at the University of Stellenbosch, he left South Africa in 1990 to travel to Europe, where he started work as a ski instructor, river and canyoning guide.

  • Hubert Alain

    Hubert Alain (Belgium)

    Founder of the IPF, Alain Hubert, is an engineer by training and has become an explorer and adventurer. His expeditions in the 1980's and 1990's have taken him to the Himalayas, the Andes, Antarctica and the Arctic and other remote locations.  

  • Hunter Craig

    Hunter Craig (Great Britain)

    Craig Hunter was one of the members of the Polar Quest Expedition launched by the Roayl Navy. They went from Hercules Inlet to South Pole and back. They have landed on November 13th 2006 in Patriot Hills ; on January 21st 2007, they were back at Patriot Hills.

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