Ben’s career path began in Whitley Bay, where as a young schoolboy he was inspired to work in challenging situations by his uncle’s exploits as a Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot. This fascination with the ‘extreme’ inevitably led him into a career that now involves 3 of his favourite things – medicine, travel and adventure.
Ben spent five seasons in the Antarctic at ALE’s field camp, Patriot Hills (home to one of the world’s most remote field hospitals) providing medical, rescue and emergency logistical support to expeditions. From there he has helped to provide medical and rescue cover to expeditions skiing to the South Pole, climbing Mount Vinson, running the Antarctic Marathon and 100km race as well as escorting clients on flights to the South Pole.
Ben now combines his work as an A&E Department Charge Nurse and an Emergency Nurse Practitioner at Northern General Hospital, Sheffield with film and expedition safety work in the Arctic and Antarctic as well as becoming a valued team member of the World Extreme Medicine faculty.