Robert Swan is the first person in history to walk to both the North and South Poles. After seeing first-hand the effects of climate change, Robert has dedicated himself to protecting Antarctica and our planet by promoting recycling, renewable energy and sustainability.

In the 1980s, he founded 2041, an organisation dedicated to this goal, and late last year Robert and his son Barney embarked on an ambitious expedition – the South Pole Energy Challenge – to trek to the pole using zero carbon.

In this inspiring talk, entitled ‘Leadership on the Edge’, Robert will tell his story of becoming the first person in history to walk to the North and South poles, and his present mission to protect the Antarctic by 2041.

This event is being produced by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in partnership with Ardgowan Distillery, the latter of which supported Robert’s team on their trek. The distillery will shortly be releasing a limited edition Ardgowan Expedition whisky, containing single malt which Barney took all the way to the South Pole.

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