He has completed the Safaricom Marathon in Kenya for the TUSK Trust, the Bupa Great north Run, the London Marathon, Tough Guy, Man versus Horse and the Royal Parks Half marathon.
In 2005 he rowed across the Atlantic Ocean with Double gold Olympic medallist, oarsman James Cracknell, in 49 days, setting the British pairs record.
I'm fortunate to spend the best part of my year out in the wilderness."I want to encourage my children to do the same and I want them to understand there's life beyond the city limits.Ben has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of Portsmouth.Ben is a fellow of the Royal Geographic society, an Ambassador for WWF and Tusk. He is also a keen supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, Shelterbox, the Princes Trust, Centrepoint and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Ben has his Ocean Yacht-master, and coastal skipper certificates, and is a qualified Dinghy sailor.In 2009 he took part in a foot race across Antarctica to the South Pole and in 2013 he and James crossed the Empty Quarter with camels.Ben has won a Royal Television Society (RTS) award for the highly acclaimed Through Hell and High Water.