Sad news. Ben’s bold attempt on the North Pole has come to a premature end due to equipment failure. Ben: remember the ‘Man in the Arena‘ speech and come home with your head held high. It is so, so disappointing to be beaten by some stupid piece of equipment. I’m looking forward to the next crazy venture.
Read Ben’s journal here
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”