"I am very honoured, humbled and proud to be part of this historic institution" stated Phil Short.
The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography. It was founded in 1830 to advance geographic sciences in the UK and across the world.
"I thank Paul Rose for being my primary sponsor and all the members of all the Scientific projects and Expeditions that have made this phase of an incredible journey come to pass. I look forward to more exploration and adventure in this my 50th year and beyond. ".