University expertise underpinned South Pole mission

Determination and positivity drove Mollie’s success

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10 January 2020


The University academic who helped prepare Edinburgh-based adventurer Mollie Hughes for her epic expedition to the South Pole today saluted her success.

Scott Graham, an exercise physiologist at Edinburgh Napier, worked extensively with Mollie over a nine-month period before she set off on her 702-mile trek in Antarctica on November 14 last year.

Scott Graham and Mollie Hughes at Sighthill campus

Scott, who has years of experience of working in Desert, Jungle and Arctic regions, is an expert in the physiology and psychology of achieving peak performance in extreme environments.

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“It is great to see a young person take the initiative, find the sponsors and have the drive and strength of character to see through such a remarkable feat of endurance.