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Hugh Francis Anderson

Hugh is a writer specialising in adventure and the environment.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Contributing Editor for both Oceanographic Magazine and Sidetracked Magazine, and the Adventure Correspondent for I-M Intelligent Magazine. He has contributed to numerous national and international publications including National Geographic UK, The Sunday Times and Lonely Planet, and was shortlisted for the 2019 AITO Young Travel Writer of the Year Award.

Hugh strives to discover pertinent and gripping stories to communicate to a global audience. His numerous features for Oceanographic explore a range of contemporary issues and stories from the oceans, including issue 13’s investigative cover story into the Russian-trained beluga whale Hvaldimir. His writing for National Geographic UK includes stories of redemption for victims of sexual violence as a weapon of war in the DRC, and the first expedition to free dive with and document sperm whales in Arctic Norway.

In August 2021, Hugh co-led the Jan Mayen 2021 Expedition, a 1,200-nautical-mile scientific communication and storytelling voyage to summit the world’s northernmost active volcano, Mount Beerenberg, on the centenary of its first ascent.

With a deep love for the wilderness, Hugh currently lives in Tromsø, Arctic Norway, where he is preparing to lead an expedition to recreate the first crossing of Greenland in 2024.

Hugh is currently working on his debut.

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