British explorer Pen Hadow is an inspirational speaker, bestselling author of ‘Solo’, and founder of Geo Mission, a pioneering environmental sponsorship organisation, and The Polar Travel Company, the first specialist polar guide service.
What was the first album you bought?
The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
What is your biggest fear?
Snakes – any size, anywhere
What is your favourite takeaway?
Chicken korma with keema naan
Favourite TV show?
Perfect World, the Paul Kaye sitcom – absolutely hilarious
What is your biggest pet hate?
Boiled walrus meat – no, non, yet!
Do you have a celebrity crush?
Julie Christie and Eva Green
What is your favourite film?
It’s a tie between Doctor Zhivago and Casino Royale
If you could host a dinner party which three people, dead or alive, would you invite?
William ‘Strata’ Smith, Fridtjof Nansen and Eva Green
If you could take 3 items on a desert island with you, what would you take?
The Oxford Book of English Verse, my family photo album and decent piano
What would you be if you weren't a celebrity?
More of the same – an explorer
What motto do you live by?
“A ship is safe in harbour but that’s not what ships are built for”