Adventures in the frozen north

It’s not every day that you get to speak to a record-breaker.

Arctic explorer Mike Stevenson trekked across Siberia’s Lake Baikal with nothing but his equipment for company, camping out on the ever-moving ice, listening to music and eating chocolate to keep his energy up.

With Mike facing temperatures as low as -35C, I feel like a bit of a wimp still having to wear my winter coat on the school run.