What’s your New Your resolution?
To say no to more things; minimise input to maximise output. Right now I have two businesses, I edit a magazine, I train five or six times a week, I'm working on two books, I'm taking long-haul flights every two or three weeks to give talks abroad, and I'm planning another expedition. And yet every time I get an email asking for advice, or from a school or charity that wants me to give a free talk, I think "I'm sure I can fit that in..."
What’s the weirdest Christmas present you have ever received?
A cup of coffee, in a tent in Antarctica. Actually, it wasn't even a cup, it was a plastic Nalgene bottle full of coffee, and it was amazing. (My teammate on the Scott Expedition, Tarka l'Herpiniere, brought me a disposable coffee maker for Christmas, and I brought him tea bags and milk powder. By that stage we hadn't had tea or coffee for more than two months, so it was amazing).