Louis Rudd MBE
Polar Adventurer, Former SAS Soldier & Author
Agent(s): Julian Alexander

Louis Rudd is a record-breaking polar adventurer and expedition leader. A former Royal Marine Commando and SAS soldier, Louis became the first Brit and second person in the world to cross Antarctica solo, unsupported and unassisted. Known as the Spirit of Endurance expedition, it was during this expedition that he became the first person in history to cross the frozen continent twice. His bestselling memoir, Endurance, tells his awe-inspiring story.

Awarded an MBE for outstanding leadership, Louis is renowned for organising and leading groups on expeditions across the world’s most treacherous terrains. In 2016, he led a group of British Army reservists in the multi-award winning SPEAR17 Expedition across Antarctica and in 2018, he led a team of five civilians across the Greenland Ice Sheet. An accomplished public speaker and inspirational leadership mentor, Louis also consults for others undertaking their own polar journeys, including specialist training and expedition management, as well as offering speaking engagements on leadership and the lessons from his Antarctic and military experiences. He is an Ambassador for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and Director of Expeditions for Shackleton London.