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Explore South West 2019

A one day seminar for anyone planning expeditions and field research overseas, with a focus on self-led student projects.

In 2014 Ben led the longest ever polar journey on foot, completing the South Pole return that defeated Scott and Shackleton. In 2017 he attempted the first solo, unsupported and unassisted crossing of Antarctica.

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) honours top geographers

Professor Michael Batty and Paul Theroux have both been awarded Royal Medals as part of a series of awards that recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork and teaching, photography and public engagement.

Funding an expedition

Fundraising can be one of the most challenging elements to planning your expedition. The RGS-IBG offer a number of resources to help you secure the finances to make your field project a success.