Would be explorers are wanted for a World Record Attempt to Reach the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility in 2010! Have you got what it takes?
Veteran Explorer, Jim McNeill, announces the Search for Ice Warrior Expedition Members
Defined as the furthest point from land on the Arctic Ocean and therefore its centre, the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility remains the last truly significant place in the Polar Regions, yet to be reached by mankind. It is over two hundred miles further than the Geographic North Pole and one of four recognised north poles.
Jim is looking for 28 highly dedicated and committed people to take part in a comprehensive and intensive training programme to take on one of four 200 mile legs, pushing the route across the Arctic Ocean.
Along the route “crucial datasets” will be gathered to benchmark the condition of the ocean for the NASA funded National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) scientists, led by Walt Meier. These deliver the reality of climate change and make the whole expedition worthwhile and purposeful.
The journey itself is a complicated logistical problem with the need for highly remote fuel and food caches to enable the exchange of teams and resupplies.
People wishing to get involved should visit the website where there are more details and a downloadable enrolment form for an Induction Weekend in August.
Jim said: “I’m looking for highly motivated individuals who want to go way beyond their comfort zones and push the boundaries of endurance in a wholly worthy and justifiable cause. Between now and February I will train them in every aspect that makes them competent and safe polar travellers.”
If you’re up for the challenge you can contact Jim McNeill at: email@example.com – and don’t forget to let Hello Eco Living know if you’re selected to take part in this amazing challenge – we’d love to read your blog all about your adventures in the run up to the expedition itself!