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"I have learnt from my specialist military background that it is important to be able to know how you deal with stressful situations, particularly when your life depends on it."

Paul Vicary has lived much of his life below the radar. His specialist military career required this; his life as an Explorer and Adventurer determined this.

With many dangerous and exciting experiences behind him, it is time to step into the spotlight and tell his story. This is a story on many levels; a story of a man, of modern-day exploration, of teaching others to be resilient, and to cope with all that life throws at them; of digging deep and never giving up.  But most importantly it is a story of our time, of our planet, and of preserving what we have for future generations.

Paul tells his story of the past as a Soldier and Adventurer, of the present as a Speaker, a Mental Fitness Coach, and an Author, and of the future as a man who believes passionately in highlighting two of the most important issues of our time: climate change, and mental health.


The North Pole - "it's like another planet where humans are not meant to be."


A distinguished military career, a record setting explorer, adventurer and founder of a mental health charity supporting the vunerable.


With the experiences Paul has had, he is sure to wow any audience with his motivational speaking and workshops.

In the words of Ernest Shackleton, an Adventurer/Explorer should have 'optimism, patience, idealism, and courage.' 

Paul Vicary encompasses all of these. His military career and expeditions have required courage.  They have led him into dangerous and harsh environments and have not been without risk. 

From Soldier to Adventurer to Speaker, Paul has certainly pushed himself and others to physical and mental limits, in natural and manmade environments.  

Now, with his 'kit bag' in hand, Paul shares his incredible courage as a soldier, his patience as a Mental Fitness Coach, his optimism as an Explorer, and his idealism as an Adventurer.

His North and South Pole expeditions highlight the devastating effects of climate change on the natural environment and ultimately on us as humans. But as Paul digs deeper into his own reserves and resilience, he teaches us more about our own strengths and weaknesses and new ways of tackling difficult situations. His adventures, his story, and his humility weave themselves through his work as a Speaker, as an Author, and as a Mental Fitness Coach. 

This is a man you will want to listen to and to know more about.


Read the book,

experience first hand 'The Race Against Time.'

Climate scientists are now predicting that the Arctic could be ice-free by 2058. The team’s aim was to capture the global significance of this remote region before it changed dramatically. The deteriorating conditions on the ice were to make this journey, quite literally, a ‘Race Against Time’

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