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.
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
Apply to join the team - CLOSING 1ST NOVEMBER 2020
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
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
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
Media interest is massive AND I can guarantee a 6:1 return on your marketing investment, at least.
...and much more....Find out more at NEXT STEP or call me, Jim McNeill, direct on +44(0)777 565 1471 or +44(0)1822 890338
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:
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 - £4,900. Personal Kit and Equipment - £4000 (All team kit is provided). Your contribution to #Lastpole £12,000
So given incidental costs - flights to Svalbard, insurance, etc. you should think about £25,000 as a target.
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.
If you're able to, you are welcome to pay for both your training and your kit & clothing but you have to raise the contribution and the reason for that is, if you have the tenacity, determination and courage to do so, then I want you in my team.
Still interested? Then see NEXT STEP.
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
What Jim and his team has set out to achieve on ice is nothing less than extraordinary, by anyone's standards and will push the boundaries of our knowledge in this crucial region. That he intends to mirror this achievement in the air, at the same time, makes this Great British endeavour something we should all rally around and I'm delighted to wholeheartedly support him and his team.
Simon Luxemore - Chief Executive, Royal Aeronautical Society