Ann gives presentations on leadership, teamwork, motivation and environmental issues, tailoring every speech to her audience bringing out the key elements that are important to the event.
2010 Leader of the second Catlin Arctic survey ice team, following the 2009 expedition Ann successfully reached the North Pole after 60 days and 270 miles. They manually drilled the ice up to 5 metres thick and collected water samples to assist scientists better understand the effects of Carbon Dioxide on the Arctic Ocean.
2009 Ann was navigator, path finder and head of ice operations for the Catlin Arctic survey. The team, including Pen Hadow, measured the thickness of the ice covering the Arctic Ocean. Ann led from the front for 74 days over a 233 mile transect in the most extreme environment on earth.
2005 Solo expedition across the Arctic sea ice from the Russian pack ice. Ann spent 21 days on the ice alone, had encounters with 5 polar bears and completed a 124 mile journey across the moving Arctic Ocean.
2004 Guided last degree expedition to the North Pole, where 15 captains of industry made a 60 mile journey across the sea ice to reach the North Pole safely.
2002 Ann put together and took part in the first female team in the world to ski to both poles. They endured temperatures as low as -50Âº and storms so severe they were unable to erect their tent, huddling together for 3 days. They suffered frostbite, back problems and carbon monoxide poisoning and one of the team had to be evacuated due to frostbite and wet gangrene. Despite these setbacks they reached the pole triumphantly.
2001 Ann became the first British female North Pole guide. She leads groups from varying backgrounds the last degree to the North and South Poles. The most inhospitable environments in the world.
2000 Ann and four other women became the first all British women's team to reach the South Pole on foot. Pulling sledges weighing over 140 lbs and navigating by the sun the team traveled 700 miles across Antarctica.