Mark and his three teammates were the first people to kayak the entire Northwest Passage.
The expedition took 103 days and captured the imagination of the British public. Mark focused on the experience and the camaraderie, rather than placing all notion of success purely on the outcome.
The adventure was packed with thrilling moments, like being trapped in sea ice and coming face to face with polar bears.
Mark is raised thousands of pounds for the Wilderness Foundation UK, and you can donate to the cause.
Mark is an adventurer, speaker and journalist. While living in Hong Kong, he founded the Outdoor & Extreme sports section of the South China Morning Post, the largest section of its kind in any newspaper worldwide. He shares the joys and lessons of adventuring near and far.
The lessons focus on setting yourself set big goals and finding contentment with the effort, not the outcome. Mark can help you build resilience and lead a happier, healthier life in work, studies and beyond.
Mark believes that you do not have to go to distant lands to have epic adventures. Instead, "stayventures" in your own country can be every bit as rewarding. A "stayventure" can be one night in the hills or it can be long expeditions, like kayaking vast distances or connecting long trails by foot. Choosing not to fly to your adventure is kind to your wallet and the environment.
Mark is enthusiastic about balancing adventures overseas and close to home.