British adventurer Mark Wood has warned of the dangers of embarking on Arctic challenges, claiming people "fall in love with the romance of a polar expedition" without being aware of the true dangers.
The 47-year-old, from Coventry, attempted to become the first person in history to ski solo to both the South and North Poles, but had to halt the expedition after funding cuts.
Speaking to ITV News from his base camp at Mount Everest, he said: "The Arctic is one of the most unforgiving environments on the planet.
"The dangers are hidden; cold, isolation and the ever-changing landscape.
"People fall in love with the romance of a polar expedition but when you're on the ice it's a very different matter - it sucks the strength out of you."
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