episode #3

In our third episode, we sit down with Martin Hartley.

Polar explorer and photographer, Martin has spent the last 16 years documenting the polar regions. During this time, he has covered cumulatively over 2,000 miles skiing, living for 400 days on the sea ice, including a mammoth 99-day crossing of the ocean from Russia to Canada across the top of the planet. Several of these endeavours have focused on collecting data to help scientists better understand our planet. Time magazine has acknowledged Martin’s contribution to science with its prestigious Hero of the Environment award for his research work on multiple surveys of the frozen Arctic Ocean.

This laid back chat talks us through the modern world of photography and exploration, how to do things differently, covid and the climate crisis and more. Enjoy.

Did you listen to Episode Two? Join Will Bolsover as he talks to Dr Laura Benjamin, a Principal Clinical Research Fellow at The MRC Laboratory of Molecular and Cell Biology, during a chance meeting in hotel quarrantine, about Covid and it’s impact on the world. Listen now.