Lou Rudd joined the UK armed forces at the age of 16, where he has served a full career, spanning nearly 25 years. During his military career Lou completed many tours in extreme cold weather environments, some inside the Arctic Circle. He is a qualified military ski instructor and an Arctic Warfare instructor.
During the winter of 2011 and 2012 Lou, along with Henry Worsley, completed an 800-mile unsupported journey following the original route of Roald Amundsen from the Bay of Whales to the Geographic South Pole as part of the Scott Amundsen Centenary Race.
Lou is currently preparing for a new unsupported South Pole expedition, which he will lead. I caught up with him to discuss his Antarctic endeavours and our conversation forms Episode 12 of The Paul Kirtley Podcast…
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