Alex Hibbert

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Alex Hibbert

Record-breaking Expedition Leader and Photographer

At only 23 years old, Alex Hibbert now holds the record for the longest fully unsupported polar expedition in history. An Oxford graduate, Alex in 2008 led the Tiso Trans-Greenland Expedition trekking 1374 miles over 113 days over tough arctic terrain without support. He has spent a total of over eighteen weeks unsupported in the Arctic.

Alex's first book, The Long Haul, published in March 2010 and tells the gripping story of the Alex's 2008 Tiso Trans-Greenland Expedition.

Alex and his teammate… 

At only 23 years old, Alex Hibbert now holds the record for the longest fully unsupported polar expedition in history. An Oxford graduate, Alex in 2008 led the Tiso Trans-Greenland Expedition trekking 1374 miles over 113 days over tough arctic terrain without support. He has spent a total of over eighteen weeks unsupported in the Arctic.

Alex's first book, The Long Haul, published in March 2010 and tells the gripping story of the Alex's 2008 Tiso Trans-Greenland Expedition.

Alex and his teammate George Bullard took 113 days to haul sledges over 1370 miles in challenging arctic conditions where it would take an airplane, the only one Greenland has that is designed to land on the ice, a week to pick them up in case of an emergency. They survived crossing hundreds of hidden crevasses with weak snow bridges and travelled for three weeks in complete white out. They faced life-threatening situations when one of Alex's skiis broke and one of their depots of food was destroyed in one of the many ravaging storms. They survived the last ten days of their expedition on no food. On this expedition they successfully chartered a new route from the Nagtivit glacier on the east coast to Baffin Bay on the west coast. This kind of internationally significant polar expedition has never been accomplished by such a young team.

Alex Hibbert is a talented expedition leader, photographer, athlete and zoologist. He grew up in Hampshire and graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Biology. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the home of British exploration.

After first passing selection at 16 years old, Alex joined the 2008 Royal Marines Young Officer Batch. Alex is becoming an accomplished speaker and has addressed the Oxford University Exploration Club and was a featured speaker at the 2010 Adventure Travel Show. Alex also spends as much time as possible mountaineering, skiing, and white-water kayaking.

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