Life in the Freezer with Mark Wood – Adventurer Extraordinaire

Date: 31st January 2022 Location: All Hallows Church of England, Chertsey Road, Twickenham Sections: Scouts, Explorer Scouts

Scout Adventurers

The fearless. Always out in front, pushing frontiers and testing their limits. That’s our Scout Adventurers. From swimming the length of Britain, conquering Everest and reaching the ends of the earth, these are the best and the bravest of us. They love the outdoors and want to get as many young people out there too.

Now here’s a chance to meet Mark Wood – an extraordinary adventurer.

After serving in the British Army and then as a Firefighter in the Fire and Rescue Service Mark went on to train and lead teams for major polar and mountain expeditions. Operating in areas such as the Arctic circle, the Himalayas, Antarctica, Alaska – along with the Norwegian and Canadian high Arctic Mark developed a passion for exploration.

He has completed over 30 major expeditions around the world including a solo expedition to the South Geographic Pole followed directly by a 200 mile solo crossing of the Arctic ocean to the Geographic North Pole which became part of a Channel 5 documentary. Additionally, he has crossed the horizontal Everest of the Canadian high arctic to the Geomagnetic Pole, twice, and supported the BBC Top gear team to the Magnetic North Pole.

Mark will be a guest of 1st Twickenham Scout Group and will be speaking about his adventures. He will be bringing his equipment including sled and will be offering his book for sale and autographs at the end.

Scout Troops, Explorer Scout Units and older Cubs in the District are invited (with Leaders as appropriate) – but spaces are limited.

Full uniform must be worn at this event.

To book click HERE


All Hallows Church of England, Chertsey Road, Twickenham

I want the public to know how Scouting continues to open young people’s eyes to a world of extraordinary promise and possibilities.'
Bear Grylls, Chief Scout Bear Grylls