I wanted to be a teacher but I was a lousy student one of the slowest readers. It was a tremendous struggle. But I’m lucky I had some teachers who saw something in me.

Ann Bancroft Teacher Quote

I had no doubts I could go to the pole. I may not be as strong but I make up for physical strength in other areas like steadiness and not panicking under stress.

Ann Bancroft Strength Quote

I get stubborn and dig in when people tell me I can’t do something and I think I can. It goes back to my childhood when I had problems in school because I have a learning disability.

Ann Bancroft Learning Quote

This journey is not over. Our education initiatives have so much momentum and we’re committed to sharing even more stories from the Arctic when we return.

Ann Bancroft Education Quote

A life lesson for me is how do you muster the courage to take on a new risk? Whether it’s starting up a business or taking on a new project or expedition. I think the risks that we take are all relative to the risk-taker.

Ann Bancroft Courage Quote