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Robert Swan OBE

Robert has earned his place in history alongside the great explorers and adventurers who have tested their physical and mental strength to the limit in the planet's most hostile environments. In 1989 Robert became the first person in history to reach both the South and North Pole on foot.

On both expeditions, he experienced firsthand the effects of environmental damage on the polar ice caps. In Antarctica, his eyes were affected and the skin peeled off his face after walking for weeks under the hole in the ozone layer. In the Arctic, the team almost drowned due to melting ice, caused by global warming.

Gary and Rob in Cardiff.Conor Fogerty (Yacht Captain) and Laura  Beyers (Yacht Manager & Logistics Coordinator).

A great day on board 2041 on a windy day in Cardiff Bay ... Rob - a good friend, ResponseAbility ally and Patron - shares his thoughts on sustainability, climate change, maintaining inspiration, life skills and the value of leadership training and team building in wilderness areas.


  The Voyage for Cleaner Energy is a 5 year world wide lecture series and sailing expedition by Robert and his team at 2041. The purpose of the voyage is to increase awareness about environmental issues related to climate change and inspire young people to lead the way in implementing practical, viable solutions.