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.
Craig Hunter joined the Royal Marines in January 2004 at the age of twenty six. He found training both thoroughly enjoyable and challenging and was extremely honoured to having been awarded the Kings Badge in addition to gaining the coveted Green Beret.
Craig started working life in the Merchant Navy as an engineering officer cadet before returning to dry land as an apprentice welder / fabricator. He eventually studied Real Estate Management for four years, finishing at the University of Paisley, whilst working part and full time periods as a landscaper and welder. He then travelled to Holland and America where he stayed for some two and a half years working in the ski resorts of Breckenridge and Vail in Colorado as a snowboard instructor and lift operator / maintenance helper. He spent a total of three winters and two summers in the mountains before returning to join the Royal Marines.
Having passed out from recruit training in October 2004 Craig was drafted to 45 Commando based at Arbroath in Scotland. He has since undertaken several mountain training packages and has been appointed troop radio operator. Craig has also taken part in a joint naval exercise with the French and Italian marines in the Mediterranean and Sardinia.