As the youngest Brit to ski unsupported, unassisted and solo to the South Pole, Luke Robertson is one of a handful of people to have conquered such an enduring challenge. He gained the nickname Luke ‘Snowwalker’ Robertson during his trek across Antarctica, spending 39 days and 8 hours alone on a 730-mile hike across one of the roughest landscapes on the planet.
Luke continued to demonstrate an amazing strength of character throughout the expedition despite having on-going health issues that resulted in Luke having an artificial pacemaker fitted in 2008 and needing to undergo lifesaving surgery in 2014 for a mass on his brain.
Nonetheless, Luke continues to push himself, having successfully completed both solo and group expeditions to Norway and Greenland. He has also competed in the Ben Nevis Triathlon, the Ten Peaks Ultra and the Cape Wrath Ultra Marathon Expedition, where he also wrote an article for the BBC documenting the experience.
Luke is an inspirational ambassador for the Polar Academy where he continues to encourage others to take on new challenges and is a popular motivational speaker at their events. He also supports Marie Curie and the Greener Scotland Campaign.
What the Clients Say:
‘Luke’s presentation was captivating: action-packed, with such engaging delivery and content, it felt like he knew is audience and connected with them so well.’ – Festival Director – Aviemore Adventure Film Festival
‘Luke speaks from the heart and his recollection of events leading up to and during his epic adventure to the South Pole are loaded with emotional anecdotes that inspire as much as they entertain. His delivery is informative yet extremely witty in parts and has his audience listening intently to every word and enjoying his every picture. He is a pleasure to watch and listen to and provides and truly inspirational example of what can be achieved by a human driven to make a difference in this world...’ Credit Suisse
‘Luke’s is a truly unique story, not simply because of the sheer mental and physical fortitude required, but because of the circumstances which inspire him.’ Franklin Templeton