For a Society with its roots in exploration and education, it is fantastic for us to have a representative whose work combines both. Craig’s work is an inspirational example of how to use exploration as a route to enthusing young people about the outdoors and teaching them vital life skills.
Craig has been involved in polar expeditions, to both the Antarctic and the Arctic and in
Since then, Craig has established the
He’ll spread this message wide, first by talking to and inspiring school classes around the country, before taking a selection of young adults for training sessions in
Craig has given talks to thousands of school kids around the country, and will now be doing so as a representative of the Society. Despite the ‘in-Residence’ part of his title, he will not be confined to the Explorers’ Room, but will be out and about around
Craig said, “To be awarded the title of the first RSGS Explorer-in-Residence is truly an honour and a privilege. As a young boy I would read of the achievements of Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton, hoping and dreaming that perhaps one day I could also experience the harsh beauty of the polar regions. Having now stood at both the North and South Poles, I feel it my duty to share the knowledge and experience gained over the years. Therefore, working with the RSGS, who have similar aspirations, allows for an ideal partnership. Over the coming months and years, I am looking forward to inspiring our younger generation and hopefully motivating them to achieve their own dreams one day.”
Mike Robinson said, “Craig’s enthusiasm is infectious. He is a great guy with a gentle exterior that hides a fierce determination and an iron will. His plans for the