WHAT IS POLAR PERFORMANCE?
Sandy Hennis and Sophie Montagne, after meeting through Ice Maiden, run their own speaking business.
WHAT dO WE DO?
We want to use our experiences in Antarctica to help bring new perspectives to the corporate sector. Combining Sandy’s military expertise with Sophie’s 10 years’ experience in the corporate world, we are adept at pinpointing business challenges and offering solutions, presented in the context of our time in Antarctica, on expeditions and on military operations.
We are both Army Reservists, allowing us to combine military training with our civilian careers.
Nics Wetherill MBE
Nics was the expedition leader and, for her, Ice Maiden was 10 years in the making. A full-time Army doctor, Nics planned the expedition with the aim of involving as many women as possible in the journey. She wanted to encourage women to get involved in adventure sports and see what they're capable of.
In 2018 she successfully led the first female team to ski across Antarctica using muscle power alone. As a Polar Performance associate, Nics shares her thoughts on leadership, team selection and decision making under extreme pressure.
INSPIRING YOUNG PEOPLE
We are passionate about inspiring young people to set themselves a challenge and have the determination to see it through. In an era of instant gratification, we aim to show that some things are worth working and waiting for.
Following the Ice Maiden expedition, we travelled the length and breadth of the UK for 6 months on behalf of the British Army, sharing our story with in excess of 30,000 young people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
We want to encourage children to get outdoors - why not, it's free! - and to be active, not only for their physical wellbeing, but also for their mental health. Showing that success can be measured by more than social media 'likes', we describe our adventures in Antarctica and what led us to sign up, emphasising throughout that we're just ordinary people who dreamed about doing something extraordinary.