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Phil Wickens

Geologist & Historian

After completing his PhD in biology at Imperial College London, Phil worked for 2 winters and 3 summers as a field guide for the British Antarctic Survey, combining his passion for natural science with that of mountain exploration and photography. As a keen climber and ski mountaineer, he has led numerous climbing and skiing expeditions to remote mountains around the world and was recently the vice president of the Alpine Club. He led the highly successful 2010 Alpine Club Antarctic Expedition, and last January led a ski-mountaineering expedition that made the first ascents and descents of 8 unclimbed Antarctic mountains. In May, he returned from northeast Greenland, where he spent 3 months dogsledding and ski touring. This is his ninth year working with expedition ships in the Polar Regions.