I am an International Polar Guide (IPGA) and have led and been involved in expeditions for over 35 years, many involving celebrities and film/TV crews.
The largest, most high profile and complex I have been involved with was The Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge. Victoria worked tirelessly to ensure its success, and the expedition would not have succeeded without her.
The complexities of the planning involved her taking charge of logistics, people management, equipment procurement, travel arrangements, sponsorship, budget control, interface with numerous partners, training coordination and many more responsibilities too numerous to mention. All had to be achieved against tight timelines and budgets…Victoria ensured this was achieved.
Such a role also involves a complex balance of inter-personal skills and confidential communications, all of which she delivered with charm and the utmost efficiency. I have never seen any expedition manager perform to such a high standard and with such a conscientious work ethic, I believe that the effort and time Victoria put into excecution and planning would have required at least 4 people to produce the same result. How she did it single-handedly is beyond me. The successful outcome of the expedition is largely as a result of her efforts.
I believe she is the best in the business.