28 year old George Wells grew up in Suffolk, Oxford and Bristol. He currently divides his time between London and Suffolk, and works for a property development firm, handling projects throughout southern England.
His passion for climbing and exploration started with trips to the Alps. This led to adventures on mountain ranges around the world, including the High Atlas and the Andes.
George met Tom Avery in 1996 - a meeting of similar minds which was destined to result in great adventures. George joined Tom on the Silk Mountains Expedition in 2000 - a pioneering British expedition to a previously unexplored 20-mile mountain range close to China's Western border. Over a six-week period, the team scaled nine unclimbed and unnamed summits up to 6,000 metres high in the Eastern Zaalay Mountains of Kyrgyzstan.
Just when life was threatening to fall into a routine, Tom asked George if he would like to join his team on one of the greatest adventures of his career to date – The Barclays Capital Ultimate North Expedition - travelling to the North Pole with dogs and sledges aiming to solve the greatest polar mystery of all time - did Commander Robert Peary discover the North Pole in 1909 in a record 37 days. A period of training on Baffin Island in the winter has led him to wonder why he said yes so quickly!
When he's not working, or on Polar expeditions, George loves fishing, skiing, diving, building sites, poker and trivial pursuits.