Insights: media

Scroll down to watch some of Mark’s appearances across the world’s media.

The following section is a timeline illustrating highlights of Mark’s Exploration story in images and videos.


Acknowledging progress on CNN

In this profile video for CNN, Mark and his fiancé, human rights lawyer Simone George, discuss the incredible and sometimes frustrating progress on their mission to cure paralysis in our lifetime.




Courage In Sports On CBS Television

Mark returned to endurance sports aboard a custom-built tandem bike with his former South Pole teammate, Simon O’Donnell, to complete The Giant’s Causeway Coast Sportive. The race was captured on CBS television in the US as part of their highly rated Courage in Sports documentary series.


Putting Paralysis Cures on the World Stage at Davos

Mark provided a powerful perspective on the human dimension of the fourth industrial revolution to audiences at Davos. Mark doesn’t just talk about the transformative intersection of technology and humankind – he lives it as he explores a cure for paralysis.


Talking Human Bionics with CNBC International

During One Young World’s annual conference Mark spoke to CNBC International’s The Edge about human bionics and finding and connecting people worldwide to fast-track a cure for paralysis.


A Healthy Disregard For The Impossible At Wired 2012

During Wired Magazine’s 2012 conference in London, Mark spoke about the impact of his catastrophic spinal cord injury and the scientists and technologists that he is working with to challenge the conventional wisdom that recovery is impossible.


I first met Mark while competing against him in the North Pole Marathon and was struck by his incredible spirit. To take on endurance challenges in places like The Poles, Himalaya and Gobi Desert requires great courage and mental strength. The fact that Mark completes these adventures after losing the use of his eyes and now his legs makes him truly remarkable.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes


Mark was a speaker at National Geographic’s Extreme Explorers dinner in Davos in January 2016. His personal story and insights were incredibly powerful, and clearly had a profound impact on everyone in the room. He embodies the spirit, resilience and determination that are the hallmarks of what it means to be an explorer.

Editor in Chief

National Geographic Magazine

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