Sixth form pupils were treated to a presentation of adventure and intrigue as they met expedition leader and polar explorer George Bullard. A current world record holder, George completed his biggest expedition to date, the Tiso Trans Greenland Expedition, now the longest fully unsupported polar journey of all time. Aged just 19, he took on the challenge with Alex Hibbert to break the previous record of 1,305 miles by walking 1,374 miles without aid of any sort. To put the journey into perspective, the famous Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Mike Stroud completed a 1,200 mile trip across Antarctica.
The presentation was part the enrichment lectures that support sixth form pupils with their career choices and opportunities when it comes to entering the world of university and work. George said "Visiting schools and delivering lectures is about getting students to dream big and open up the world to the opportunities out there. I work with the British Exploring Society where the objective is to advance the education of young people by providing inspirational and challenging scientific expeditions to remote, wild environments and so promote the development of their confidence, teamwork, leadership and spirit of adventure and exploration".
Annabel Rogan, 17 said "It was great to hear about his expeditions and experiences, especially his path from school into university and onto expeditions. He really made me think about these opportunities that enhance your CV and set you apart from everybody else".
1st March 2013 Back to News