Message From The Expedition Patron

When I was 14 years old, during the school summer holidays, I read a book by Sir Ranulph Fiennes that inspired me to hop on my push bike and cycle 500 miles to my fathers house in Aberdeenshire with nothing but a pocket full of loose coins and a sleeping bag, it was my first true adventure. To now have this childhood idol as my expedition patron has been truly humbling and I’ve just received this wonderful message

“I’ve spent enough time in Antarctica to know what an extremely remarkable thing Capt Rudd has achieved. To have crossed the continent alone without assistance or support of any kind in the time of 56 days without a single day’s rest is nothing short of astonishing – a true testament to Lou’s mental and physical endurance. Capt Rudd is an inspiration to us all, I believe his name will go down in polar history.”

Louis Rudd MBE

Chris Cherry


Well done Lou. Bloody amazing. Imagine my surprise seeing your face pop up after all these years. Nice one. Very proud of you!

Richard Crook


What a fantastic message ….nothing more than you deserve!!!..

Steve Cannon



Andrew hake


You deserve it mate
Shame I wasn’t racing you , I’ll toast a beer or 2 too you

Baz Gray


Top job my friend, simply outstanding

John Jones


Must say what a testament to your achievement. must make you feel proud, and again a big Well done Lou for your incredible achievement.



Truly Amazing accomplishment, as mentioned above it’s one thing to do it when you are younger another when you are older. Only one advantage Lou did have is experience , and wisdom years will give you!

Robin Bacon


What testament to your incredible achievements. Lou, you need to frame this wonderful accolade from this truly amazing man, the most famous living antarctic explorer on the planet! This is like someone 75 years ago getting a letter of commendation from Winston Churchill! You thoroughly deserve this praise Lou. What next?



Yes indeed.
What an inspiring achievement especially at the age of 50!
Danville, CA, USA

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Louis Rudd – new book – Endurance, out 11 June 2020