David Hempleman-Adams is a British adventurer and the first person in history to reach the Geographic and Magnetic North and South Poles as well as to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents, an achievement termed the Adventurers Grand Slam. In total he has set 47 FAI (Federation Aeronautique Internationale) World Records. He is a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, the Royal Aero Club Trust and the St John Ambulance, of which he has been a member for 14 years. David was born in 1956 in Swindon. A business man by profession, he is married with three daughters and lives in Wiltshire.