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David Hempleman-Adams awarded Polar Medal by the Queen

David Hempleman-Adams
Image caption David Hempleman-Adams has been awarded the Polar Medal for research work in both the Arctic and Antarctic up to 2012

David Hempleman-Adams has been awarded the Polar Medal from The Queen for services to the UK in the field of polar research.

The Wiltshire adventurer became the first person to conquer both the North and South Poles and the highest peaks on all seven continents.

"I am very humbled and delighted to receive such a prestigious award," said Mr Hempleman-Adams.

Over the past 30 years he has visited the polar regions 30 times.

The award marks Mr Hempleman-Adam's achievement and service in polar research in both the Arctic and Antarctic up to 2012.

He has carried out several studies including medical research into patterns of behaviour before and after exposure to prolonged periods in polar regions.

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