Louis Rudd MBE is a record-breaking polar adventurer, former Royal Marine Commando and SAS soldier. He is the first and only person to have traversed Antarctica twice using human power alone and has reached the South Pole three times from different coastal start points.

Rudd has covered more than 3000 polar miles on skis, with multiple extreme cold-weather tours in Northern Norway with the Special Forces. He has guided expeditions on a 1100-mile crossing of Antarctica and a 350-mile crossing of Greenland. He is also a military Arctic warfare instructor, a military ski instructor, a qualified Army patrol medic, and a military snowmobile instructor, with additional training in crevasse and avalanche rescue.