Paula Reid

3rd British Woman to Ski the South Pole

Paula Reid

Paula Reid is a British athlete, adventurer and explorer who is available for hire as a motivational speaker through Champions.

Paula has achieved more than 100 things on her ‘Things to do Before I Die’ list including sailing around the world, walking on hot coals, paddling down the Mekong, walking across the country, running the marathon, kayaking the length of the Thames and skiing to the South Pole.

With no sailing experience and just two months’ notice, Paula raced 35,000 miles around the world in the Global Challenge – The World’s Toughest Yacht Race.

She claimed that it was “extremely tough: frightening; freezing; exhausting; formidable; and there were 37 reasons why I shouldn’t have done it. But I did. And it was the best decision of my life.”

Paula is one of few people to ever successfully ski full distance to the South Pole, beginning her challenge at the Filchner Ice Shelf on the edge of the frozen Antarctic continent at reaching the Geographic South Pole at in less than fifty days.

A trip that involved pulling more than 80kg across one of the most inhospitable environments of the world, Paula’s experience as a mountaineer and adventurer required a great deal of personal strength and much determination.

She found the energy and will power to climb for 12 hours every day in temperatures below –40°C, battling against severe wind chill and storms and being wracked by self-doubt. Thanks to her own personal strength and motivation, however, she successfully achieved this death-defying challenge.

Working as a motivational speaker, Paula discusses her experience as a sportswoman and adventurer and using her insights into the human psyche, perseverance and determination to offer advice to those looking to reach life goals and attain business success.

To book the inspirational Paula Reid as the speaker for your event contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or calling: +44 1509 85 29 27.

  • Achieving Life Goals
  • Things To Do Before Your Die
  • Personal Motivation
  • Endurance
  • Overcoming Obstacles

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