Stonehaven Polar Adventures Evening: Wednesday 5th February 2020

An Evening of Stonehaven Polar Adventures: Stories from Antarctica to the Arctic

When: Wednesday evening 5th Feb

Doors: 6.30pm for a 7pm start – ends 9pm

Location: Mackie, Academy, Stonehaven

Tickets available here: – (limited tickets available at the door on the night)

On the evening of Wednesday 5th February at Mackie Academy in Stonehaven, join Luke and Hazel Robertson, Explorers in Residence for the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and Arctic Guides for The Polar Academy – a charity that transforms young people’s lives through exploration, as they journey to some of the world’s wildest places.

Hazel and Luke, who grew up in Stonehaven and attended Mackie Academy, will be sharing stories from their exploring, including from Luke becoming the first Scot to ski solo to the South Pole in Antarctica, to both travelling the length of Alaska by kayak and bike; from mountainous Greenland to the changing world of Arctic Norway, they’ll be showcasing some of the world’s most interesting people and places.

Inspirational teenager Alex Cochrane – as seen on BBC Scotland TV series ‘Arctic Academy’ – will also be joining Hazel and Luke to share her life-changing story – and her year as part of The Polar Academy. Hazel and Luke are guides for The Polar Academy – a transformational youth charity that identifies young adults struggling with self-esteem, taking them on an 11 month journey and offering them the chance to redefine their physical and mental limits, culminating in a ten day ski expedition in Arctic Greenland.

Hazel and Luke’s presentation will be followed by an ‘in conversation style’ Q&A hosted by renowned local photographer, Andy Hall, where there will also be an opportunity to ask any of your own burning questions!

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start, with a short interval midway through the evening with cash-only soft drinks, tea and coffee available for purchase. A raffle – with all raffle proceeds going to The Polar Academy – will also take place, and prints sold by Scottish Artist ‘A Line In the Sky’, with £5 from each print going to the Polar Academy. Please remember to bring cash if you’d like to buy soft drinks or raffle tickets!

The evening is suitable for all ages.

Free parking and toilets are available on-site.

Please email if you have any questions.

Tickets available here:

Thanks and we hope to see you there!

Hazel and Luke Robertson