This Channel is the beginning of a book of my days on the ice.
I led the first British team to walk unsupported to the Geographic North Pole from Canada. After 70 days on the ice, Charlie Paton and I raised the Union Jack at the North Pole at 23:16 hours on 16 May 2000.
I was also instrumental in planning and executing the first Winter crossing of Iceland on skis. Dragging sledges each weighing 240 pounds, our team completed the 500 mile journey in 47 days.
BBC Radio 3 celebrates Schubert’s 215th anniversary by playing every note he ever wrote. The Spirit of Schubert
Season explores every aspect of the composer’s life. Hear all The Schubert Labs here and listen to reports form Schubert’s Vienna. All the best works are at bbc.co.uk/radio3