Polar explorer and motivational speaker, Alan Chambers MBE led the first British team to walk unsupported to the Geographic North Pole from Canada.
After 70 days on the ice, he and Charlie Paton raised the Union Jack at the North Pole at 23:16 hours on 16 May 2000.
Chambers was also instrumental in planning and executing the first Winter crossing of Iceland on skis. Dragging sledges each weighing 240 pounds, Chambers and his team completed the 500 mile journey in 47 days. Aged 32, Chambers was awarded the MBE by Her Majesty the Queen for ‘Determined Leadership in Constant Adversity’. (Wikipedia)
Polar Explorer Alan Chambers
What an achievement for Alan – an MBE for walking in previously unexplored territory and bringing back so much information. Alan’s vision is to help leaders in business achieve new heights, drawing on his inspiration. He has been engaged by business leaders the world over to present his core messages about how to achieve the seemingly impossible.
He also has taken many of the top leaders of global organisations to the North Pole on subsequent programmes to support their own learning and continued development. Keep Walking. In 2000 Alan led the first successful unassisted British Expedition to the North Pole from Canada. Walking 500 miles and enduring remarkable challenges, he was subsequently awarded the MBE for ‘Outstanding leadership in the face of extreme adversity.’
Alan Chambers has teamed up with Dr Richard Hale, business author and an expert in action learning based leadership development. In this book Richard and Alan provide an account of the essential messages for leaders of the future. Alan gives a graphic account of his expedition and key themes are discussed from the business perspective. This is essential reading for any leader and anyone seeking inspiration in how to succeed when faced with major personal or business challenges. (Amazon).
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