The last world first
The Biggest, Boldest, Bravest and Most Important Expedition of Our Time

Jim McNeill, Founder of Ice Warrior

One of the World’s most experienced and respected explorers.

Despite our predicament

There is something hugely positive going on.

Ordinary people from all walks of life,

all echelons of society and many nations are committing themselves to

achieve something quite extraordinary.

They are training to become modern-day polar explorers

and take part in the most arduous and ground-breaking expedition of our time.

They are setting out to journey to the last significant place in the

Polar Regions, as yet unreached.

The Last World First to be claimed.

The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility

80 days and 800 miles of pushing a route from the edge

to the centre of the Arctic Ocean.

The most distant place from land and

hundreds of miles from civilization.

They will face fiercely low temperatures, disintegrating ice flows beneath their feet and the

possibility of encountering hungry polar bears.

And all to further our knowledge and benchmark the condition of the Arctic Ocean.

Truly purposeful.

Definitely worthwhile.

Wholly life-changing.

In the words of our eminent scientists, a crucial data gathering,

citizen science endeavour.

This is your chance to do something massive for the Planet

Get involved:

Apply to join the team

Become an Ice Warrior sponsor and benefit from the huge return on your investment and the kudos that goes with it.

Or, simply support us!

Make history with us……

Take the NEXT STEPS

 

THE LAST POLE

#LASTPOLE

The Northern Pole of Inaccessibility remains the last significant place on earth as yet unreached by mankind.

It is defined as the furthest point from land on the Arctic Ocean (the very centre) and 270 miles from the Geographic North Pole.  

The Reason

Hear from Jim on our YouTube Channel

The Rationale

We are in serious trouble!

We’ve lost 75% of Arctic sea ice in the last 35 years

More melt days, less freeze days

More open water absorbing the sun’s radiation

Heating the planet

 THIS is YOUR opportunity to do something about it

To do something right now for our future

To positively contribute to our chances of survival

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For over half a century we have known that the world’s extreme environments convey the health of the Earth

If we are to be real guardians of our planet
then we have to study and understand and watch these regions

We NEED to KNOW

And YOU can help gather this knowledge

THIS is what YOU can do

  • You can invest in our sponsorship programme
  • You can apply to join the team
  • You can voice your support and tell everyone about it

 

Invest

A Unique, Unparalleled, Extremely Powerful and Long Termed Sponsorship Opportunity

The last genuine world first in polar adventure; citizen science of huge scientific importance and an ongoing powerful legacy, like no other.

Media interest is massive AND I can guarantee a 6:1 return on your marketing investment, at least.

  • The Last True World First - The “unconquered Everest” of the polar regions
  • Be seen as primary facilitator of a world record setting polar expedition
  •  AND gathering crucial data about global change
  • Unique endeavour attracting Worldwide and sustained Media Coverage – ask for our Media Outline
  • A story that is captivating and engaging enthused, motivated, loyal and quantifiable audiences
  • A much greater ROI - A well founded long term project
  • An inspirational story of ordinary people achieving extraordinary things
  • A platform for applying evolving technologies
  • Brand Association with our strong Ice Warrior Brand
  • Brand Extension – when Ice Warrior becomes Earth Warrior - see Earth Warrior Summary
  • Huge through-the-line marketing potential - see The London Ice Station details

...and much more....Find out more at NEXT STEP or call me, Jim McNeill, direct on +44(0)7775651471

Apply

From Complete Novice to Polar Explorer - Join the Team

In the heroic age of polar exploration there were no experts and people answered a call from all walks of life and echelons of society. This is your chance to become a team member.

I am looking for 28 people with drive, determination, resolve, courage and commitment. You'll need a flexible attitude - you'll want to get fit - you'll want to achieve something extraordinary and change your life, forever. You will undergo comprehensive training, including:

  • 4 days of thorough, certificated, medical training - in our UK base in Devon
  • 6 days of Expedition Core Skills Training (including how to raise the funds) - in our UK base in Devon
  • 7 days of Basic Polar Training - in Longyearbyen, 800 miles from the Geographic North Pole
  • 7 days of Advanced Polar Training - in Longyearbyen, 800 miles from the Geographic North Pole
  • And an 8 day Training Expedition

With succesful completion of the training you will be deemed a competent polar traveller and able to take part in your 20 day part of the 80 day expedition.

What will this cost?

Training -  £4,200. Personal Kit and Equipment - £3000 (All team kit is provided). Your contribution to #Lastpole £12,000

How do you raise the funds?

I teach you how, provide all the materials and support you all the way and if you open the door to a larger sponsor, I do it for you. BUT you have to put the time and effort in.

Still interested? Then see NEXT STEP.

Support Us

A Cause And Ambition Supported By Many

Whether you are a major celebrity, captain of industry, scientist extraordinaire - or just ordinary, like us, we really value your support so please, if you believe in what we are doing, send us a photo of yourself and a line of support and we will publish it on our main site www.ice-warrior.com  Thank you so much!

During my first conversation with Jim, last century, I was impressed by his quiet confidence and solid enthusiasm. Since them I have come to learn the determination, dexterity, skills and knowledge of Jim and the crew behind the project and am delighted to be associated with them. Ice Warrior has all the potential of a truly great British First. Slightly mad and eccentric in conception, thorough and precise in planning and likely to prove ingenious and resolved in execution.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes - Ice Warrior Project Patron

The  terrain  is  exceptionally  hostile  and  dangerous;  but  I  am  confident  that  Jim  and  his  team  will  be successful not only in reaching the elusive pole; but in conducting an environmentally vital transect of the Arctic Ocean; for as Ernest Shackleton said “difficulties are just things to overcome".

Hon Alexandra Shackleton - Expedition Patron and Granddaughter of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Learning to travel the hard way is not only the best way, but it’s also the most memorable. I greatly admire all of you for having a go - believe me you won’t forget the experience. Good luck.

Michael Palin - Broadcaster and former President of the Royal Geographical Society

What Jim McNeill and his team are doing is pioneering of the most advanced kind. Just as Cancer Research UK is genuinely pioneering new ways to treat cancer; what he is planning pushes man beyond the boundaries and will take him to the most inaccessible places on Earth.

Lord Robert Winston

We all think that the world has been “discovered” and there are few areas that mankind has not reached.
This is not so and project’s like Jim McNeill’s Ice Warrior Project serve to explore these extremes and push back the boundaries of our knowledge as well as the limits of those who take part.
As an expeditioner myself I am delighted to encourage and support such worthwhile endeavour, undertaken not by experts but by trained amateurs under the careful leadership of Jim.
I wish them the very best of luck.

Sir Chris Bonington - One of the World's Best Mountaineers

To Jim and all the Ice Warrior Team.I know how hard training can be, but push on, you will find it is worth it!

Sir Matthew Pinsent - Olympic and World Rowing Champion

Wishing Jim and his intrepid team all the very best of British in their quest to reach The Last Pole

Richard E Grant - Actor

Next Step

Get in touch and I will be delighted to tell you all about it!