Robert Swan

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Sue Lawley's castaway this week is the explorer and environmentalist, Robert Swan. When he was a boy Robert Swan became fascinated by Scott's attempt to conquer Antarctica and after university he decided not only to follow in his footsteps - but go one further and travel across the Arctic as well. In 1989 he achieved his dream - becoming the first man ever to walk unsupported to both the North and South Poles.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Better Off Alone by Alice Deejay
Book: Huge copy of Times Atlas - largest available so I can see where I have been (168 countries so far)
Luxury: An accountancy course

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45 minutes

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Fri 17 Nov 2000 09:00


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestRobert Swan

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