David (www.coldclimates.co.uk) is world famous as the first person to complete the Explorer’s Grand Slam, a challenge which has seen him conquer the North and South Magnetic and Geographic Poles and scale the highest mountain in each of the seven continents, including Everest.
He is the only person to fly a balloon to the North Pole. He also completed two Transatlantic balloon flights solo in an open wicker basket. He currently holds 46 FAI World Aviation Records. (www.fai.org)