Ann Daniels: Keynote & Conference Speakers
Polar Explorer Ann Daniels is a world record holder and one of Britain’s leading female explorers. Starting out as a mother of young triplets and without any outdoor experience whatsoever, pure hard work and belief led Ann to be selected instead over 200 more experienced women to take part in her first North Pole expedition.
Polar Explorer Ann Daniels is a world record holder and one of Britain’s leading female explorers.
Starting out as a mother of young triplets and without any outdoor experience whatsoever, pure hard work and belief led Ann to be selected from over 200 more experienced women to take part in her first North Pole expedition.
From these humble beginnings, Ann went on to conquer the South Pole and in 2002, became the first woman in history to ski to the North and South Poles as part of all female teams. Experiencing temperatures as low as -50C and dealing with various encounters with Polar bears, Ann has sledge-hauled over 2000 miles, in the most inhospitable environments in the world, completing over 10 polar expeditions and surviving over 400 days on the ice.
Ann understands the importance of good planning, hard work and a positive attitude in the most difficult circumstances. As a Polar guide and the only leader of all 3 Catlin Arctic surveys Ann is living proof that good leadership, teamwork and believing in yourself does make a difference.
Ann's most recent expeditions in 2017 and 2018 saw her working with NASA and the European Space Agency to help scientists understand what is happening in the fragile Polar regions.
Ann tailors every presentation to ensure she hits the key messages needed for each event. She takes time to ensure the skills and lessons she has learnt to achieve in the most extreme environments in the world are transferrable and match those of her audience. She has been speaking for over 20 years and has a natural manner and cares deeply about the needs of each and every presentation she gives.
Ann has had her achievements recognised by many bodies including the Guinness book of records, The Pride of Britain Awards, The Foreign Office and the Women of the Year Awards. She has appeared on t.v. and radio and spoken to thousands of audiences around the world.