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Travel talks: 5 minutes with explorer, sailor and philanthropist Justin Packshaw

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Justin Packshaw North Pole

What do you love most about going on expeditions?

Proficient sailor, former military man, intrepid explorer and unyielding philanthropist, Justin Packshaw has spoken at the famous Ted Talks about Human Excellence, created luxury fashion brand De Roemer, raised millions of pounds for charity and facilitated scientific research in some of the most remote corners of the world. With no intention of slowing down, Packshaw shares his extraordinary experiences.

1. What do you love most about going on expeditions?

For me, people are a big part of my trips. I have been terribly lucky as I have done them with stunningly able, capable and colourful people who also have similar aims as myself to learn, survive and work within these very different and difficult environments.

These far-flung regions are so beautiful in their remoteness and austerity and to actually be able to work and see them in-situ is unique. One always returns having learnt superb lessons about oneself and life.

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