Ben Saunders

I'm often described as a polar explorer, for want of a better term, but I like to think of myself as an explorer of human limits rather than geographical limits. I've spent the last 17 years leading expeditions to the ends of the earth - to the North Pole in the high Arctic, and the South Pole in the Antarctic. I skied solo to the North Pole in 2004, and in 2017 I became the third person in history to have skied solo to both poles when I reached the South Pole after 52 days alone on the Antarctic continent. My proudest achievement, though, is leading The Scott Expedition - the longest human-powered polar journey in history, a 105-day, 1,800-mile round trip from Ross Island on the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again, and the first completion of the expedition that defeated Captain Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton.  

 

I've been using Grangers products since I was 11 years old. The smell and texture of G-wax as I treat my walking boots still brings back happy memories of my earliest hikes on Dartmoor and in Snowdonia as a Scout. Nowadays, my go-to product is Active Wash. I train six days a week, I've invested a lot in technical walking, running and cycling gear and it's the best way of making sure they continue to perform when I'm in the great outdoors.