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Eric Philips

Eric Philips OAM is a professional adventurer specializing in expeditions to the polar regions. He has completed ground-breaking expeditions to the world’s four largest icecaps – Antarctica, Greenland, the South Patagonian Icecap, Ellesmere...

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Eric Philips's Biography

Eric Philips OAM is a professional adventurer specializing in expeditions to the polar regions. He has completed ground-breaking expeditions to the world’s four largest icecaps – Antarctica, Greenland, the South Patagonian Icecap, Ellesmere Island – and is one of only two Australians to have skied to both the North and South Poles.


Numerous documentary films have been produced from Eric Philips’ expeditions, including the Emmy Award-winning Greenland film, Chasing the Midnight Sun, and he has written a book, Ice-trek. The Bitter Journey to the South Pole.
Eric’s experiences, coupled with a background in teaching and musical performance, have seen him emerge as a notable raconteur and a compelling motivational speaker. His stories of adventure and survival are steeped in honest and gritty realism and carry casual messages that underpin the structure and success of any team striving for quality results. He has presented talks and audio-visual shows worldwide and to audiences as diverse as company executives to kindergarten children.
Before turning to professional adventuring Eric Philips worked as an educator. He was the Director of Outdoor Education at Geelong Grammar School's prestigious Timbertop campus for five years, worked as a tertiary lecturer in outdoor leadership and was employed as a Field Training Officer at Mawson Station in Antarctica.
Based on his own hard-won lessons in the most severe environments on Earth, Eric Philips nurtures a firm belief that we can succeed both through the power of emotion and our ability to cultivate foresight. His convictions, coupled with a natural ability to present, have made him a recognized force as a lively raconteur and compelling motivational speaker.
Eric Philips' real-life stories of adventure and survival are steeped in honest and gritty realism and carry casual messages that underpin the structure and success of any team or individual striving for quality results. He has been engaged as a keynote speaker by major organizations in Australia and around the world. Eric is also an experienced team development facilitator Eric is ambassador for the acclaimed children's environmental education program, Ollie's World and for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Speaking Topics Include

Fear and Passion
Utilising Powerful Emotions
Cultivating Foresight
A Team Approach to Overcoming Obstacles
Achieving Success Against the Odds.
Learning from Failure