I have been attempting to row across Europe, from the Black Sea to the North Sea, via the Danube and Rhine. Unfortunately, I've managed to pick up two tendon injuries in my arms. After consultation with several rowers and an expert physio (my sister!) I have reluctantly decided I need to postpone the trip whilst I heal, refine my technique, and strengthen my tendons. I'll be back on the Danube next spring to pick up where I left off. In the mean time I will be heading north to work in the Arctic for the summer. After that I'll be heading south for the Antarctic season.
When I'm not rowing I work as an expedition guide and lecturer in the far northern and southern latitudes. I primarily specialise in glaciology, but I also enjoy exploring the geology, cartography, oceangraphy, and landscapes of the high latitudes with people from all walks of life.
Prior to this I was a PhD and postdoctoral researcher working on understanding the glacial history of Greenland. My research focussed on both the terrestrial and marine environments. The central theme of this work was that reconstructing how Greenland has changed in the past allows us to understand the significance of changes in the present. This information also allows better predictions future change.