Ann Daniels

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record-breaking polar explorer and a renowned international speaker, Ann Daniels is the first woman in history, along with expedition teammate Caroline Hamilton, to reach the North and South Poles as part of all women teams.

In 2009, Ann was asked by Pen Hadow to be his head of ice operations for the ground-breaking Catlin Arctic Survey. This project completed a unique environmental study of the rapidly disappearing frozen Arctic Ocean. Ann was responsible for leading the team on the ice and finding a safe route, making difficult decisions in the most extreme environment on Earth for 74 consecutive days.

She believes that people can achieve what they set out to do if they start with the right attitude and keep a positive focus even in the most dire circumstances. By sharing memorable experiences from her polar expeditions, Ann takes the audience on a parallel journey through their own challenges in a tough and changing world.


We all thought that Ann Daniel's talk was fantastic and very inspiring. Ann brought photos and video with her which really helped us experience a glimpse of what life is like on a polar adventure. Ann also managed to relate her speech to some of the themes of the conference which made it relevant to our company. We all had a lot of questions at the end of the presentation, and Ann was happy to sit with us and answer them all. Ann was the first after dinner speaker that we have booked for one of our conferences, and we were very happy with the experience.

Bryony Evans. Avanti Gas..Annual dinner meeting. 25.2.2016

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