Over the last 14 years Seb has worked at the sharp end of naval aviation with previous postings spanning half the globe. The Royal Navy has exposed him to some of the most inhospitable regions of the world including the Southern Ocean, the safe quadrant of a few developing hurricanes in the Caribbean, and mined areas surrounding the Shatt al-Arab waterway in Southern Iraq.
Seb’s past expeditions include mountaineering in East Africa, exploring the Ecuadorian Amazon, trekking the Atacama Desert and photography in the sub-Antarctic regions . Seb was appointed as expedition engineer during the 2013 recreation of Shackleton’s epic lifeboat journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia – one of the most remarkable feats of survival ever recorded. With encyclopedic knowledge, Seb is a subject matter expert on the life and times of Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874 -1922).
During his last expedition he assisted a multi award winning documentary in the production of ‘Shackleton: Death or Glory’, a four part series for Discovery Channel. Seb is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, member of The Explorers Club (Norwegian Chapter), joint recipient of the Royal Institute of Navigation Certificate of Achievement, and a joint world record holder for powerboat racing. He is trustee of the military support charity ‘The Baton Trust’.