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Sue Stockdale, explorer and motivational speaker
Sue Stockdale, explorer and motivational speaker
Skiing 350 miles across the Greenland ice cap
Skiing 350 miles across the Greenland ice cap
Sue and her team
Sue and her team

Press Release - 08 March 2006

Free public lecture: Crossing Greenland’s ice cap

Local people will get the opportunity to hear adventurer Sue Stockdale speak about her experiences while crossing Greenland’s ice cap at a free public lecture at the University of Bath in Swindon on Wednesday 15 March.

Sue, the first British woman to walk to the Magnetic North Pole, was part of a team which brought together four virtual strangers, from three countries, to achieve one common goal – to ski 350 miles across the Greenland ice cap.

Using powerful images, Sue will describe some of the physical, mental and cultural challenges the two men and two women overcame as they placed their lives in each others’ hands for a month in the extreme environment of the Arctic.

“I aim to inspire others,” said Sue. “By drawing analogies between my own experiences and everyday life, people can learn skills to apply to everyday situations.”

Sue is a personal development specialist as well as a polar explorer, enabling her to bring an additional perspective to her adventures. She set up Mission Possible in 1997 and works with business leaders across Europe focusing on motivation, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Her second book Secrets of successful women entrepreneurs: how ten leading business women turned a good idea into a fortune, was published last year.

Admission to the talk is free, and people can just turn up on the evening. Free parking available in the West Car Park. All lectures run from 5.30pm until 6.30pm in the Main Hall on the Oakfield Campus, Marlowe Avenue.

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