team members have diverse backgrounds, but all three are medical students
in their final year at St
George’s, University of London. They
will be the first team of medical students to complete the expedition
to the south pole.
28 from Wimbledon, London, is the expedition leader and an insulin
dependent diabetic. Rob was one of the youngest fellows of
the Royal Geographical Society and has led a number of expeditions,
the last of which was to Bolivia investigating altitude sickness. Rob regularly talks around the UK on expeditions and wilderness medicine and has contributed to a number of publications in these fields. He will be the first
diabetic to make the geographic south pole with no resupply.
Williams, 22 from North Yorkshire, the youngest
member of the team and an army officer, is an endurance athlete
of note who recently competed in the Karrimor International
Mountain Marathon and has ridden the route of the Tour de
France. Toby will be the youngest British person to the south
28 from Stockwell, London, is a snowboarder and surfer whose previous expeditions have included ice climbing on the Franz-Josef Glacier in New Zealand, and motorcycling the length of
Europe, Africa, South-East Asia and Australasia.
As if that wasn’t enough they are all
young, enthusiastic and committed medics with a serious 'joie de vivre'!