At 16.59, 2 January 2003, Andrew Cooney joined the ranks of world explorers when he successfully completed his World Record attempt to be the Youngest Person to Walk to the South Pole. The 730 mile journey to the Pole took 53 days, Andrew dragged a sledge weighing 180lbs for up to 9 hours a day, enduring -30°C temperatures and severe weather. Despite a serious injury to his shoulder early in the expedition, and suffering from altitude sickness, Andrew's resolve to complete the journey never wavered.
Both before, and since he lived his South Pole dream, Andrew has become involved in the lives of many people, he offers a source of inspiration, as well as sharing an enthralling story. Anyone who meets him will see that the story is far from over - more so that it has just begun. The introduction may be complete, but all the indications are that the future promises to be just as remarkable.
Andrew's presentation brings all the energy and dedication that took him to the South Pole. He can provide a multimedia presentation including pictures and expedition equipment, as he describes his experiences so graphically they are brought alive for the audience. He has a genuine ability to motivate and awaken aspirations that lie dormant in us all.