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The Gap: Ant Middleton And David Hempleman-Adams Talk Adversity

The Gap: Ant Middleton And David Hempleman-Adams Talk Adversity

Adventure-seekers Ant Middleton and David Hempleman-Adams have sat down to talk tackling adversity and how they overcame their greatest challenges.

Appearing on this week's episode of LADbible original series The Gap, star of SAS Who Dares Wins' Middleton and adventurer Hempleman-Adams reveal the respective experiences that shaped them and the challenges they've taken on - including climbing Everest, journeying to the North and South Pole and even a stint behind bars.

As well as their incredible accomplishments, Middleton touches on his lowest points and explains how he has used his failures to spur him on to where he is today.

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Opening up about the toughest time of his life, Middleton explained: "Hardest moment would be going to prison when I left the military. I got into a violent altercation and ended up serving time behind bars.

"And the reason why it was the hardest time is because it's so shameful."

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He added: "I went from being the provider to being a burden on my family. I was spending time away, not providing, not being the role model and the man that I should've been.

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"When you're honest with yourself to a point where you're ripping yourself to shreds because of such a failure it makes you realise what you need to do."

Revealing his toughest moment, Hempleman-Adams said: "It was a solo trip up to the North Pole. There was a storm which came in and I was in this little tent for seven days - and that was before GPS.

"There would be no rescue then at that time of year and I thought, 'Christ, you know, I've really messed up here'. Thank goodness I've been lucky."

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Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]