Dr Mike Stroud

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Medical Advisor


Doctor and explorer, Mike has held various NHS posts including researching into human performance from 1989 to 1995 (latterly as chief scientist in physiology at the Defence Research Agency Centre for Human Sciences). From 1995 to 1998 he became senior registrar in gastroenterology at Southampton University Hospital later becoming a consultant gastroenterologist and senior lecturer in medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition. His expeditionary work has included being Medical Officer on the Footsteps of Scott Antarctic expedition in 1985/86, followed by five subsequent North Pole expeditions between 1986 to 1990. In 1992/93 he crossed Antarctic with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, making it the first unsupported crossing in history. In 1994 he led the UK “Marathon of the Sands‟ team in the Sahara Desert, followed by the Eco-Challenge adventure race in 1995 and 1996. In 2002, Mike made the first unsupported, non-stop desert crossing of Qatar. In 2003 he ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days with Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Mike has made a number of TV and radio appearances including (as endurance expert) Are You Tough Enough for the SAS (BBC) and presenter on The Challenge (BBC). In 1995 he was awarded the Polar Medal. Mike is The Coldest Journey’s Medical Spokesperson.

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