The Human Polar Bear – Lewis Gordon Pugh

I first came across Lewis on a bitterly cold morning in Oulu, central Finland. I was there to cover the World Winter swimming Championships for a couple of clients. I was walking about lost trying to find the press centre (the local library) and saw another chap who...
Polar Clothing – getting it right is a must!

Polar Clothing – getting it right is a must!

Unless you are an utter masochist, there’s absolutely nothing enjoyable about heading to the Arctic and Antarctic regions without dressing for the occasion. Those jolly Norwegians have a great saying ‘There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing” and I have...

Attending Mick Jagger’s birthday party in Paris

It’s funny where you end up sometimes – I never thought as I boarded the Eurostar to Paris with ex-Rolling stones drummer Carlo Little, that I would end up being invited to Mick Jagger’s birthday party. I was there filming for a TV programme called UK Raw for Channel...

Landing on Blue Iced runway, Antarctica

  In this age of modern air travel, it is relatively easy for anyone with the means to book a flight to almost any corner of the Earth. Unless that corner is Antarctica, a place where you cannot simply pave a runway and start landing planes.   Boarding the...