Alan Chambers is a former Royal Marine Commando of 18 years and Polar Explorer.
A Keynote & Motivational Alan is highly regarded as an international leadership Speaker. His achievements speak for themselves.
Having travelled the world over in over 60 countries Alan is best known for his 2000 expedition leading the first British Team unsupported to the Geographical North Pole from Canada -over 1000 kilometers in 70 days. The documentary was shown on Discovery channel over 20 times and generated over 20 million pounds of publicity for their sponsor Diageo Johnny Walker.
In addition to this Alan has -
- Cycled across Europe for charity.
- Was One of a 4 man team who became the first and only team in the world to traverse ICELAND in the winter 850 kilometers.
- Spent 5 years training and living with the Inuit Eskimos in the North West Territories of Canada and became the first Marine to visit the grave of the Marine who died on the 1845 Franklin Expedition who are buried on Beechy Island.
- In 2000 awarded the MBE for effective leadership in constant adversity.
- Alan has returned to the Geographic North Pole further 12 times leading teams in almost every year from 2003 to 2015.
- In 2009 –Alan led a team to the South Pole across Antarctica.
- In 2008 - Led a team across Greenland from Coast to Coast 600 kilometers and launched the UK's largest education based expedition. In 2011 he led the Coldest Classroom on Earth at 78 degrees North with a BBC documentary was made and shown to over 97 million viewers
- In 2010 Alan took his 9-year-old son to the North Pole and became the youngest father & son to stand at the top of the world.
Through his Polar expeditions Alan has raised over £5 million for charities and is a Ambassador for the Lewis Moody Foundation and Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.
A Global accomplished international motivational and leadership speaker, Alan has spoken over 70 times a year to all major sectors in industry finance medicine sport and mainstream commerce.
In 2003 he was selected to be a motivational speaker for the Sir Clive Woodward to the England Rugby team and in 2005 a speaker for England Ashes winning cricket team
He is also author of a best selling leadership book - Keep Walking.
"Alan's amazing story and the remarkable focus he had around the North Pole Trip truly inspired the team in their preparation for the World Cup" Martin Johnson - Former England Rugby Captain
"Inspirational – He's a genuine hero" Charles Dunstone, Carphone Warehouse
"Alan Chambers gave us an hours presentation on how he got through an unsupported walk to the North Pole – an amazing journey of endurance, skill & strength. There were parallels to be shared and he told us there would be blips and setbacks along our route. After the first test I remembered what he had said" Michael Vaughan - England Ashes Captain