Hadleigh Measham Guide and Expedition Leader
English Hadleigh has been living and working in the polar regions for over a decade, spending most of his time on ice-strengthened vessels and icebreakers. He likes sharing his impressive knowledge with lectures on a broad range of topics and is also a keen diver, skier and mountainbiker.
Hadleigh is from Beaconsfield, England although he is rarely home. He has been living and working in the polar regions for over a decade, spending most of his time on ice-strengthened vessels and icebreakers.
Ever since graduating university with a degree focused on medical genetics, he has spent up to eight months of each year in the field conducting over 140 voyages and expeditions to date. He works in both West Antarctica and around most of the circumpolar Arctic, including Svalbard, the Russian Arctic, East Greenland and Canada. In 2107 Hadleigh visited the North Pole four times. This extensive experience means Hadleigh can share his knowledge with lectures on a broad range of topics including on some of the fauna encountered in both hemispheres.
When not in the field he is often involved in operational or logistics consulting or enjoying some of his hobby sports including skiing, alpine mountaineering and mountain biking.
He is also a keen diver and when recently living and working in a remote camp on Somerset Island, Arctic Canada he organised and conducted a series of dives with the beluga whales near Cunningham Inlet.
When at home he embraces his artistic side (he practiced fine art at Central St. Martins’, London), often painting large canvases inspired by some of his experiences.