Roland Huntford

 

Roland Huntford is the world’s foremost authority on the polar expeditions and their protagonists. He is the author of the award-winning Two Planks and a Passion: The Dramatic History of Skiing; Race for the South Pole: The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen and biographies of Shackleton and Nansen. He is a Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge and was the Scandinavian correspondent on The Observer for many years.