Ann Daniels

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Early life and career:
– Born in Bradford, England
– Grew up with four older brothers
– Father was an insurance salesman, mother was a secretary
– Worked at NatWest, became assistant bank manager
– Left job in 1994 after having triplets

Polar exploration achievements:
– First woman to reach North Pole in 1997
– First woman to reach both North Pole and South Pole in 2002
– Attempted solo North Pole expedition in 2005
– Led Catlin Arctic Survey expeditions in 2009, 2010, 2011
– Visited North Pole at least six times

– Personal life:
– Mother of four children
– Three triplets from first marriage
– One daughter from second partner

– Recognition and awards:
– Appeared on Desert Island Discs in 2007
– Received honorary DUniv degree from Staffordshire University in 2007
– Featured in various publications like The Guardian and BBC Online
– Recognized for her polar exploration achievements
– Continues to inspire others as a motivational speaker

– External links and references:
– Official website available
– Additional information can be found to expand on her story
– Various sources provide insights into her life and accomplishments

Ann Daniels (Wikipedia)

Ann Daniels (born 1964 or 1965) is a British polar explorer and motivational speaker. She and her team-mate Caroline Hamilton were the first women to reach both the North Pole and South Pole as part of all-women teams, in 2002.

Ann Daniels
A figure standing on snow in dark clothing and white boots carries a British flag.
Daniels at the North Pole in 2002
Known forPolar exploration

Daniels was born Bradford, England, and grew up there, with four older brothers. Her father was an insurance salesman, her mother a secretary. She worked for NatWest, achieving promotion to assistant bank manager, a post which she gave up in 1994, when her triplets were born.

She first reached the North Pole on in the 1997 McVities Penguin Polar Relay, and has been there at least six times in all.

Her first attempt to reach the North Pole solo, walking from Russia, was called off in 2005.

She appeared as a castaway on the BBC Radio programme Desert Island Discs on 21 January 2007, and was awarded an honorary DUniv degree Staffordshire University in the same year.

She led Catlin Arctic Survey expeditions in 2009, 2010 and 2011, with Pen Hadow.

She is the mother of four children, three of them (two girls and a boy) triplets from her first marriage, plus a daughter from a second partner.

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