By Steve Carpenter Tuesday 26 February 2013 Updated: 28/02 15:57
THIS time last year he was recovering from his epic journey to complete the first ever solo expedition to the North Pole and South Pole back-to-back.
And now just over 12 months on his latest challenge will be linking from his up-coming Mount Everest Ascent Expedition to visitors at the Sustainability Live exhibition at the NEC in April to raise awareness of climate change issues.
The 45-year-old, who has 30 major expeditions under his belt, is a committed campaigner for better understanding of the planet and its changing environment.
Next month he will be leading a team of explorers through the Nepalese side of the Himalayas to Mount Everest Base Camp from which they will attempt to climb the south side of the mountain.
And Mark, a former Finham Park School pupil, will make his link live from Everest to the show.
“I am proud to be Patron of the show this year and to be able to connect with visitors directly from the Everest expedition,” said Mark.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to involve a wide and influential audience with what is sure to be a ground-breaking journey.
“This expedition combines both exploration with education, as we attempt to show in pictures and videos the ever-changing environment in the Himalayas – including the shifting glaciers that have a direct effect on the local people and, more broadly, proof of the rapid climate change that will impact lives around the globe.”
Sustainability Live is the UK’s leading environmental exhibition which this year will be primarily focussing on the energy, water and energy from waste sectors.
It includes an extensive seminar programme and over 300 exhibitors including leading players from the sustainability sector.
It is expected to attract over 8000 attendees throughout the three day event.
Donna Bushell, event director, added: “Mark is an admirable example of human endurance and determination, and his work is sure to have impact, not just now, but in the years to come.”
For more information about Mark's expeditions visit markwoodexplorer.com, follow Mark on twitter.com/markwoodexplore or like his work on facebook.com/markwoodexplorer
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