Geoff is a professional engineer who has interspersed his career with a healthy amount of travelling and volunteering abroad, including dive conservation, community projects and biking across the Himalayas. He has a multitude of technical and creative skills gained over many years working for a wide variety of companies from small research groups, to the large multinationals of IBM and BAE Systems. This eclectic mix included design and development of software, electronics and mechanics of ultrasonic gas meters, rapid transit railway systems, disk drives and torpedoes. His latest position at Portsmouth University’s Extreme Environments Lab in the Department of Sport and Exercise Science, has immersed him in the world of environmental physiology. Here he assists PhD and post-docs in their research, designing and producing bespoke equipment both for them and supporting commercial contracts. Whilst in his current role he was approached by The Coldest Journey’s Equipment Specialist Steve Holland to assist in the preparation of the technical equipment required for the team. Geoff jumped at the chance to satisfy his love of adventure and utilise his technical skills and with an eye for graphic design and photography; he will also be helping document the expedition through images and film.