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Hannah McKeand is a Guinness World Record holding polar guide and expeditioner.

She is a highly respected expedition consultant, public speaker and an award-winning travel writer.

She is the founder of Polar Expedition Training LLC.

Hannah at the South Pole

Hannah at the South Pole

In 2006 Hannah McKeand set a world speed record for skiing solo and unsupported to the South Pole, a journey of 690 miles that she completed in 39 days, 9 hours and 33 minutes. She went on to completed six expeditions to the South Pole and over 6000 miles of Antarctic sled-hauling, more than anyone else in the world today. She has also undertaken expeditions on the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, South America, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Namibia, Afghanistan and the Amazon and she has sailed around the world. She works full time as a polar field guide, logistics consultant, and motivational speaker.

AWARDS

2006 - Guinness World Record - Fastest Solo Unsupported Inner Coast to South Pole

2007 - Sue Ryder, Woman of the Year Award

2012 - Guinness World Record - Most Expeditions Inner Coast to South Pole - Six

2018 - AITO Travel Writer of the Year Award ( Under 1500 words)

AITO TRAVEL WRITER OF THE YEAR 2018 AWARD WINNING ARTICLE

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“I can’t say enough good things about Hannah. Besides being one of the most experienced polar explorers of our time, she is a consummate teacher - helpful, patient, thoughtful and methodical. Her course materials are comprehensive and immediately useful.

— Doug Tuminello - Solo South Pole attempt 2016