The North Pole expedition

A small group will be leaving the comforts of home and embarking on an extraordinary journey. Pulling 40kg loads, we will ski 110km across pressure ridges and ice pans in an effort to reach the North Pole. With very low oxygen levels and perishingly cold temperatures the polar mission will be physically punishing.

Surrounded by ice and submerged into darkness for six months of the year, the North Pole can be reached only from the end of March to the end of April. If attempted in winter, complete darkness and unbearably low temperatures await, if attempted in summer, the arctic becomes a mass of impenetrable drifting ice packs.

One of only two men to have ever reached the North Pole in winter, Matvei Sparo has agreed to lead the expedition. Matvei is an extremely experienced and well-known Russian explorer and we are very fortunate to have him on our team.

The greater aim of the expedition is to raise a substantial amount of money for the Bonas Macfarlane Scholarship Fund. This charity helps disadvantaged children with extraordinary talents fulfill their potential. If enough money is raised the charity will be able to help Dmitry from remote Siberia pursue his career as a ballet dancer. It is vital that at this stage in his development he receives the help he needs in order for his ballet career to flourish. If enough money is raised The Bonas Macfarlane Scholarship Fund will be able pay for him to study at the Bolshoi Theatre for two years where his talent will be nurtured. It would be a travesty to see such outstanding ability wasted. Dmitry is one of just many young people that the scholarship hopes to help.

The opportunity to travel to the North Pole in such a young team with such an extraordinary group leader and for such a worthwhile charity is surely unmissable?

There are three categories of participants in the North Pole expedition:

  1. Extreme
  2. Sleep Over
  3. Express

If you want to take part in the expedition, please fill out the entry form >>>

Extreme Skiing through the last degree before the North Pole, at a latitude of 89 and 90 N (one degree is 60 nautical miles or approx.111 km). Matvei Shparo, a famous Russian explorer, will be leading this expedition. Matvei thoroughly recommends that anyone who wants to join the group go to Russia for a seven day training in the third week of February. This will include a team-building training followed by a skiing trip. The majority of the participants is aged between 15 to 24.
Their mission is to reach the North Pole in order to raise money for the charitable fund Russian talents for Mankind

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