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.
Caroline was an investment banker for eight years. She is a Cambridge blue and is now a director of a private company called Screen Partners where she acts as a risk manager and advisor to insurance companies financing the international film and television industry. Unlike many explorers and adventurers, Caroline's continued success in other walks of life allows her to draw valuable lessons from her polar experiences and create closely tailored presentations for her clients.
- March to June 2002: M&G Investments North Pole Expedition 2002 - Together with two other briton ladies, Pom Oliver and Caroline Hamilton, Ann starts the trek from Ward Hunt on March 13th. Quite slow progression during the first weeks of the expedition averaging about 2 km per day. Pom Oliver leaves the ice on March 28th as a result of frostbite and wet gangrene. After many dramatic events along the journey (both fell into the ocean and had to swim across open leads), on Saturday June 1st, Ann and Caroline reach the NP.
- 2000: the first British all-women expedition to the South Pole.
- 2000: they are the first female British explorers to have trekked to the geographic North Pole as part of an 'all female' expedition.
- 2000: M&G ISA Challenge Expedition to the geographic South Pole, Caroline and Ann are the first female explorers in history to have trekked to both geographic Poles as part of 'all female' expeditions.
- 1997: the first all-women relay to the North Pole.